Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Deep pool of NHL ready defenders
  • Depth of play making centers
  • Depth and talent of prospects at pro level
Weaknesses
  • No premiere scorers at the wing
  • Goaltenders still a long way from NHL
  • Lack a big physical presence at forward

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. Oscar Dansk CHL 7.5 C
2. Anton Forsberg Europe 7.0 C
3. Elvis Merzlikins Europe 7.0 C
4. Martin Ouellette NCAA 6.5 C
5. Joonas Korpisalo Europe 6.5 C

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Oliver Bjorkstrand CHL 7.0 C
2. Daniel Zaar Europe 7.0 D
3. Josh Anderson CHL 6.5 C
4. Seth Ambroz NCAA 6.5 C
5. Nick Moutrey CHL 6.0 C
6. Tyler Bird Junior 6.0 C

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Kerby Rychel CHL 7.5 D
2. Jerry D'Amigo Pro 6.5 C
3. Paul Thompson Pro 6.5 D
4. Julien Pelletier CHL 6.5 D
5. Markus Soberg Europe 6.0 C

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Alexander Wennberg Europe 7.5 C
2. Sonny Milano Junior 7.5 C
3. Marko Dano Europe 7.5 D
4. T.J. Tynan Pro 7.0 D
5. Michael Chaput Pro 6.5 B
6. Peter Quenneville CHL 6.5 C
7. Sean Collins Pro 6.0 B
8. Lukas Sedlak CHL 6.0 C

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Tim Erixon Pro 7.0 C
2. Mike Reilly NCAA 7.0 C
3. Dillon Heatherington CHL 7.0 C
4. Ryan Collins Junior 7.0 C
5. Thomas Larkin Pro 6.5 C
6. Blake Siebenaler CHL 6.5 C
7. Austin Madaisky Pro 6.5 D
8. Will Weber Pro 6.0 C
9. Olivier LeBlanc CHL 6.0 D

Video: 2013 World Junior Championship – Mike Reilly, USA

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Mike Reilly - University of Minnesota

Photo: University of Minnesota defenseman and Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Mike Reilly has been quietly productive in both the college game and at the 2013 World Juniors (courtesy of Scott A. Schneider/Getty Images)

Team USA defenseman Mike Reilly may not be the most heralded defender among the group that the USA has iced at the 2013 World Junior Championship, but he has played like he belongs with a defensive group that has been the best of any country at this WJC.

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Columbus Blue Jackets minor league system features scoring line wingers and depth on defense

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Jonathan Audy-Marchessault - Eastern Conference AHL All-Stars

Photo: In his first season with the Springfield Falcons, winger Jonathan Audy-Marchessault ranks second on the team with 28 points. (courtesy of Bill Streicher/Icon SMI)

 
Everything is going right for the Springfield Falcons, the AHL affiliate for the Columbus Blue Jackets. They are at the top of the Northeast Divison and rank fourth in the AHL with 39 points through 30 games. They have flourished under the play of goaltender Curtis McElhinney who has registered a league-leading six shutouts.

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Video: 2013 World Junior Championship – Dougie Hamilton and Boone Jenner, Canada

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Boone Jenner - Oshawa Generals

Photo: Oshawa Generals captain and Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Boone Jenner suffered through a delayed entry to the 2013 WJC after sitting out a three-game suspension (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

For Dougie Hamilton and Boone Jenner, playing for Team Canada at the 2013 World Junior Championship represents an opportunity to avenge a disappointing showing at the 2012 edition of this tournament, one in which Canada settled for a bronze medal.

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Ryan Murray and Oscar Dansk among Columbus Blue Jackets CHL prospects

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Josh Anderson - London Knights

Photo: Josh Anderson, battling here with 2014 draft prospect Aaron Ekblad, has emerged as a secondary source of offense for the OHL's top team, the London Knights. (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

 
While most of the Blue Jackets’ prospects are playing at the professional level, Columbus currently has six players in the CHL. Of those six players, four were drafted in the 2012 draft and the other two in 2011. Leading the pack is former second overall pick Ryan Murray, who recently underwent surgery on his left shoulder and will be missing the remainder of the season. Oscar Dansk is the player to look out for because, much like fellow prospect Lukas Sedlak, the European netminder has come to North America to refine his skills before taking a shot at the professional level.

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Team Rankings: Columbus Blue Jackets feature improved prospect pool after busy off-season

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Ryan Murray - Columbus Blue Jackets

Photo: Though the Columbus Blue Jackets added several important prospects this past off-season, none were more prominent than defenseman Ryan Murray, who was selected second overall in the 2012 NHL Draft. (Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Below is the bottom third of the NHL Team Rankings in terms of prospects as voted on by Hockey's Future staff. To determine the ranking, each team's entire prospect pool was taken into consideration. For reference, just the top five prospects are listed. To be eligible, a prospect must meet HF's prospect criteria. The rankings are done twice a year, with the second scheduled to be published in the Spring.

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