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. Martin Ouellette NCAA 6.5 C
4. Joonas Korpisalo Europe 6.5 C

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Oliver Bjorkstrand CHL 7.0 C
2. Carter Camper Pro 7.0 D
3. Daniel Zaar Europe 7.0 D
4. Josh Anderson CHL 6.5 C
5. Jake Hansen Pro 6.5 C
6. Seth Ambroz NCAA 6.5 C
7. Nick Moutrey CHL 6.0 C

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Kerby Rychel CHL 7.5 D
2. Paul Thompson Pro 6.5 D
3. Markus Soberg Europe 6.0 C
4. Oliver Gabriel Pro 5.0 C

Centers

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

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Tim Erixon Pro 7.0 C
2. Cody Goloubef Pro 7.0 C
3. Mike Reilly NCAA 7.0 C
4. Dillon Heatherington CHL 7.0 C
5. Thomas Larkin Pro 6.5 C
6. Ilari Melart Europe 6.5 C
7. Austin Madaisky Pro 6.5 D
8. Will Weber Pro 6.0 C
9. Gianluca Curcuruto CHL 5.5 C
10. Anton Blomqvist Europe 5.0 C

Team Rankings: Columbus Blue Jackets system has contributed to NHL playoff push

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Cam Atkinson - Columbus Blue Jackets

Photo: Cam Atkinson is one of several Blue Jackets prospects who has seen regular time in the lineup for Columbus during the 2013 NHL season (courtesy of Jason Mowry/Icon SMI)

Welcome to the Hockey's Future Spring NHL Team Rankings, the staff's ranking of each NHL team's system based on the strength of the entire prospect pool. For reference, just the top five prospects are listed. To be eligible, a prospect must meet HF's prospect criteria. The ranking is done twice a year, with this edition being an update to the Fall ranking.

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Talent and depth on defense is the backbone of Columbus Blue Jackets Top 20 ranking

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Cam Atkinson - Columbus Blue Jackets

Photo: Cam Atkinson, who has 10 points in 21 games with Columbus this season, ranks as the top forward prospect in the mid-season Top 20 ranking (courtesy of Jason Mowry/Icon SMI)

 
The Columbus Blue Jackets still have strong defensive depth and a good amount of young wingers slowly reaching their potential. Unfortunately for Columbus not all of these wingers can be Cam Atkinson or Boone Jenner. Much like the deep defensive core, the Blue Jackets are riddled with gritty forwards that get in the dirty areas, but have trouble finding the back of the net. Although the Blue Jackets have a significant amount of household names, the back-end prospects in the talent pool are not improving nearly as much as they should.

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Columbus Blue Jackets added NHL players at 2008 Draft despite whiff at sixth overall

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Matt Calvert - Columbus Blue Jackets

Photo: Fifth round pick Matt Calvert suited up for his 65th career NHL game on Monday, which graduates the winger from prospect status at Hockey's Future. (courtesy of Jason Mowry/Icon SMI)

 
The Columbus Blue Jackets entered the 2008 NHL Entry Draft as a team in rebuilding mode. The 2007-08 season was the first full year for Mike Priest as President and Scott Howson as General Manager of the club, and because he became GM just prior to the 2007 Draft, the 2008 class was one of Howson's first chances to make a mark on the future of the franchise.

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Erixon and Audy-Marchessault go from AHL All-Star game to NHL debut with Blue Jackets

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Jonathan Audy-Marchessault - Columbus Blue Jackets

Photo: Second-year pro Jonathan Audy-Marchessault skated in his first career NHL game Thursday night against the St. Louis Blues. (courtesy of Jason Mowry/Icon SMI)

 
Injuries forced the Columbus Blue Jackets to place both Cam Atkinson (lower body) and Matt Calvert (upper body) on injured reserve. With two spots open, Columbus looked no further than Springfield to fill its depth chart and on Wednesday night recalled Tim Erixon and Jonathan Audy-Marchessault from the AHL.

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HF Prospect of the Month for December, 2012

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Cam Atkinson - Columbus Blue Jackets

Photo: Winger Cam Atkinson had a stellar month of December, managing 18 points in 12 games. Atkinson is one of several Blue Jackets prospects who will get a chance to play in the NHL when the season resumes. (Bob Frid/Icon SMI)

Cam Atkinson could not have got hot at a better time. He managed eight goals, 10 assists with the Springfield Falcons, and finished with a plus-nine rating in 12 December games, making him the Hockey's Future Prospect of the Month.

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