Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Defense
  • Goaltending depth
Weaknesses
  • Lack of depth on the wings

About Prospect Scores and Probability

Prospect Criteria

Legend of Players' Leagues
Pro
Playing in N.A. Pro (NHL, AHL, ECHL, etc.)
CHL
Playing in CHL (OHL, QMJHL, WHL)
NCAA
Playing in NCAA
Europe
Playing in Europe
Junior
Playing in Junior 'A' (USHL, BCHL, AJHL, etc.)
N/A
Not Categorized Yet

Goaltenders

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Calvin Pickard Pro 7.0 B
2. Spencer Martin Pro 6.5 C
3. Sami Aittokallio Europe 6.5 D
4. Roman Will Pro 6.0 D
5. Maximilian Pajpach Europe 6.0 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Mikko Rantanen Europe 8.0 C
2. Borna Rendulic Pro 6.5 C
3. Garrett Meurs Pro 6.0 D
4. Nick Magyar CHL 6.0 D
5. Andreas Martinsen Pro 5.5 C

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. A.J. Greer NCAA 7.0 D
2. Dennis Everberg Pro 6.5 B
3. Julien Nantel CHL 6.5 D
4. Trevor Cheek Pro 6.0 D
5. Samuel Henley Pro 6.0 D
6. Alexis Pepin CHL 6.0 D
7. Gustav Olhaver CHL 6.0 D

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Conner Bleackley CHL 7.5 C
2. JT Compher NCAA 7.0 C
3. Joey Hishon Pro 7.0 D
4. Troy Bourke Pro 6.5 C
5. Colin Smith Pro 6.5 C
6. Jean-Christophe Beaudin CHL 6.5 D
7. Freddie Hamilton Pro 5.5 B

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Chris Bigras Pro 7.5 C
2. Duncan Siemens Pro 7.0 C
3. Nicolas Meloche CHL 7.0 C
4. Andrei Mironov Europe 7.0 C
5. Mason Geertsen Pro 7.0 D
6. Will Butcher NCAA 7.0 D
7. Kyle Wood CHL 7.0 D
8. Wilhelm Westlund Europe 6.5 D
9. Anton Lindholm Europe 6.5 D
10. Gabriel Beaupre Pro 6.0 D
11. Ben Storm NCAA 6.0 D
12. Cody Corbett Pro 6.0 D
13. Sergei Boikov CHL 6.0 D

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