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

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Oscar Dansk - Sweden

Photo: Swedish goaltender Oscar Dansk took part in USA Hockey's National Junior Camp last week in hopes of representing his country at the 2013 World Juniors (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Sport)

 

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