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

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. Jared Coreau Pro 7.0 C
2. Jake Paterson Pro 6.5 C
3. Joren Van Pottelberghe Europe 6.5 C
4. Chase Perry Junior 5.0 C

Right Wing

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

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Evgeny Svechnikov CHL 8.0 C
2. Andreas Athanasiou Pro 7.0 C
3. Tyler Bertuzzi Pro 7.0 C
4. Dylan Sadowy CHL 6.5 C
5. Tomas Nosek Pro 6.5 C
6. Adam Marsh CHL 6.5 C
7. Mike McKee NCAA 6.0 C
8. Julius Vahatalo Europe 6.0 C
9. David Pope NCAA 6.0 D
10. Colin Campbell Pro 5.5 C

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Dominic Turgeon CHL 6.5 C
2. Louis-Marc Aubry Pro 6.5 D
3. Christoffer Ehn Europe 6.0 C
4. Alexander Kadeykin Europe 6.0 C
5. Chase Pearson Junior 6.0 D

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Xavier Ouellet Pro 7.0 C
2. Joe Hicketts CHL 7.0 C
3. Vili Saarijarvi CHL 7.0 D
4. Ryan Sproul Pro 6.5 C
5. Robbie Russo Pro 6.5 C
6. Dan Renouf Pro 6.5 C
7. Patrick Holway Junior 6.5 D
8. Nick Jensen Pro 5.5 C
9. James de Haas NCAA 5.5 C

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