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. Maximilian Pajpach Europe 6.5 D
5. Roman Will Pro 6.0 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Mikko Rantanen Europe 8.0 D
2. Nick Magyar CHL 7.0 D
3. Borna Rendulic Pro 6.5 C
4. Garrett Meurs Pro 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. Alexis Pepin CHL 6.5 D
5. Trevor Cheek Pro 6.0 D
6. Samuel Henley Pro 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. Joey Hishon Pro 7.0 C
3. JT Compher NCAA 7.0 C
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 6.0 B

Defensemen

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

Greyhounds’ Nurse the class of this season’s NHL-drafted OHL defensemen

by Jason Menard
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Darnell Nurse - Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

Photo: Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds defenseman and Edmonton Oilers prospect Darnell Nurse won gold with Team Canada at the 2015 World Junior Championship, and he is poised to make a run at the OHL championship with the Greyhounds (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images

The OHL has long been known for providing elite offensive forward talent to the NHL. Defensemen facing that type of player on a regular basis should result in a comparable coterie of elite defensive prospects whose talents have been honed by facing such formidable opposition. Read more»

2014-15 Calder Poll: Forsberg, Gaudreau and Ekblad separate from the pack in January

by Tony Piscotta
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Johhny Gaudreau - Calgary Flames

Photo: Calgary Flames rookie forward Johnny Gaudreau is currently third in scoring for the Flames with 15 goals and 39 points in 52 games (courtesy of Kathleen Hinkel/Icon Sportswire)

Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg strengthened his hold on the top spot in the Hockey’s Future Calder Trophy poll in January while the Calgary FlamesJohnny Gaudreau and 18-year-old Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad appear to be his top challengers for the award. Read more»

Prospect Impressions: Must-see OT winner by Colin Smith, Hutton’s behind-the-back save, other goals of the week

by David Hahn
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Colin Smith - Lake Erie Monsters; Antoine Bibeau - Toronto Marlies

Photo: Lake Erie Monsters forward and Colorado Avalanche prospect Colin Smith nets an overtime goal against the Toronto Marlies’ Antoine Bibeau to give the Monsters a 4-3 win on Friday night (courtesy of Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)

Highlights from the NHL right on down through the AHL, college hockey and junior hockey are all part of this week’s Prospect Impressions article featuring notable plays made by NHL prospects in the prior week. Read more»

Colorado Avalanche rookies gaining valuable NHL experience

by Chau Vo
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Photo: Colorado Avalanche backup Cal Pickard has provided excellent work in his rookie campaign (courtesy of Greg Thompson/Icon Sportswire)

Photo: Colorado Avalanche prospect Cal Pickard has provided excellent work in his rookie campaign (courtesy of Greg Thompson/Icon Sportswire)

The Avalanche’s chances of making the playoffs this year seem to get bleaker and bleaker as each day passes. For each step forward the team makes, they take another two back. This season has not been one that the team and fans expected after last year’s success.

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On the Rush, January 2015

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Nick Shore - Los Angeles Kings

Photo: Los Angeles Kings prospect Nick Shore recently received his first call up to the NHL. Shore was picked by the Kings in the third round of the 2011 NHL Draft. (courtesy of Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire)

Welcome to the January 2015 edition of On the Rush, a monthly column featuring prospects at various levels of competition who are either exceeding expectations or falling a little behind.

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