Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Versatile forwards.
  • Most defenders possess good mobility.
Weaknesses
  • Goaltending depth suspect.
  • Lack of sizable forwards.

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. Petr Mrazek Pro 8.0 C
2. Jake Paterson CHL 6.5 C
3. Jared Coreau Pro 6.0 C
4. Chase Perry Junior 5.0 C

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Teemu Pulkkinen Pro 8.0 C
2. Anthony Mantha Pro 8.0 C
3. Zach Nastasiuk CHL 7.0 C
4. Martin Frk Pro 7.0 D
5. Mitch Callahan Pro 6.5 C
6. Axel Holmstrom Europe 6.0 C
7. Hampus Melen Europe 5.5 D

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Dylan Larkin NCAA 8.0 C
2. Andreas Athanasiou Pro 7.0 C
3. Tyler Bertuzzi CHL 7.0 C
4. Marek Tvrdon Pro 6.5 C
5. Tomas Nosek Pro 6.5 C
6. Julius Vahatalo Europe 6.0 C
7. David Pope Junior 6.0 D
8. Colin Campbell Pro 3.0 C

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Landon Ferraro Pro 7.0 C
2. Dominic Turgeon CHL 6.5 C
3. Louis-Marc Aubry Pro 6.5 D
4. Christoffer Ehn Europe 6.0 C
5. Alexander Kadeykin Europe 6.0 C
6. Philippe Hudon CHL 5.0 C

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Ryan Sproul Pro 7.5 C
2. Joe Hicketts CHL 7.5 D
3. Xavier Ouellet Pro 7.0 B
4. Alexey Marchenko Pro 6.5 B
5. Ben Marshall NCAA 6.0 C
6. Mike McKee NCAA 6.0 C
7. Mitch Wheaton CHL 6.0 C
8. Richard Nedomlel Pro 5.5 C
9. Nick Jensen Pro 5.5 C
10. James de Haas NCAA 5.5 C
11. Marc McNulty CHL 5.5 C

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