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

About Prospect Scores and Probability

Prospect Criteria

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Playing in N.A. Pro (NHL, AHL, ECHL, etc.)
Playing in CHL (OHL, QMJHL, WHL)
Playing in NCAA
Playing in Europe
Playing in Junior 'A' (USHL, BCHL, AJHL, etc.)
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League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Jake Paterson CHL 6.5 C
2. Joren Van Pottelberghe Europe 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. Anthony Mantha Pro 8.0 D
2. Teemu Pulkkinen Pro 7.5 B
3. Zach Nastasiuk CHL 7.0 C
4. Martin Frk Pro 6.5 D
5. Mitch Callahan Pro 6.0 C
6. Axel Holmstrom Europe 6.0 C
7. 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 CHL 7.0 C
4. Tomas Nosek Pro 6.5 C
5. Marek Tvrdon Pro 6.5 D
6. Adam Marsh CHL 6.5 D
7. Mike McKee NCAA 6.0 C
8. Julius Vahatalo Europe 6.0 C
9. David Pope Junior 6.0 D
10. Colin Campbell Pro 5.5 C


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Dylan Larkin Pro 8.0 C
2. Landon Ferraro Pro 6.5 C
3. Dominic Turgeon CHL 6.5 C
4. Louis-Marc Aubry Pro 6.5 D
5. Christoffer Ehn Europe 6.0 C
6. Alexander Kadeykin Europe 6.0 C
7. Chase Pearson NCAA 6.0 D


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

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Valentin Zykov - Los Angeles Kings

Photo: Selected 37th overall in the 2013 NHL Draft by the Los Angeles Kings, forward Valentin Zykov had a solid 2013-14 season in the QMJHL, posting 23 goals and 40 assists in 53 games. (courtesy of Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

As with every Top 50 ranking, difficult decisions had to be made towards the bottom section, and players were left out for a variety of reasons.

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Detroit Red Wings have few prospects in NCAA and overseas

by Adam Schnepp

Ben Marshall - Minnesota Golden Gophers

Photo: Minnesota defenseman Ben Marshall was part of a deep and talented blue line corps for the Gophers in 2013-14. Minnesota will kick off their NCAA tournament against Robert Morris on Saturday (courtesy of Brad Rempel/Icon SMI)

It may seem like the Detroit Red Wings have an unlimited stockpile of prospects with the way they have been calling up NHL-ready players as injury replacements, but the one area of their pool of prospects that is the thinnest is those playing in Europe or the NCAA.

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Otters’ Burakovsky tops among drafted wingers playing in OHL

by Jason Menard

Andre Burakovsky - Erie Otters

Photo: Erie Otters forward and Washington Capitals prospect Andre Burakovsky has had a smooth transition to the North American game, notching 87 points in 57 games in 2013-14 (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

The top 10 NHL-drafted wingers currently playing in the OHL aren’t overly large (a couple of notable exceptions, of course), but this year’s crop represents a collection of players who generally are solid defensively (or at least have shown that capability when they put their minds to it), and have the hands to chip in once in a while.

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AHL Western Conference notebook, March, 2014

by Tony Androckitis

Teemu Pulkkinen - Detroit Red Wings

Photo: Grand Rapids Griffins forward Teemu Pulkkinen, shown here skating for the parent Detroit Red Wings, is tied for the lead among AHL rookie goal scorers with 27 on the season (courtesy of Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The AHL regular season is about to hit its final month with April just around the corner. The stage is set for a playoff-like atmosphere, with several teams in the Western Conference trying to make a late-season push to get into the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs.

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Top 50: Bruising defenders Nurse and Reinhart lead prospects ranked 11-20

by HF Staff

Darnell Nurse - Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

Photo: Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds defenseman Darnell Nurse, the Edmonton Oilers’ top pick at the 2013 NHL Draft, is one spot away from breaking into HF’s top 10 prospects (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

The Spring edition of the Hockey's Future ranking of the Top 50 NHL prospects continues with the prospects ranked 11-20. This particular section of the rankings features a bevy of talented defensemen, led by Darnell Nurse and Griffin Reinhart.

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