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. Tomas Nosek Pro 6.5 C
5. Adam Marsh CHL 6.5 C
6. Mike McKee NCAA 6.0 C
7. Julius Vahatalo Europe 6.0 C
8. David Pope NCAA 6.0 D
9. 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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Joe Hicketts - Victoria Royals

Photo: Victoria Royals defenseman and Detroit Red Wings prospect Joe Hicketts served as an alternate captain for Team Canada at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

The smallest defender lands the top ranking in this Hockey’s Future ranking of the top WHL defenders that are currently the property of NHL teams. Joe Hicketts of the Victoria Royals and a prospect of the Detroit Red Wings gets the nod as the defensive NHL property out of the WHL. Read more»

2015-16 Calder Poll: Same trio tops the January NHL rookie rankings

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Dylan Larkin - Team Atlantic - 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game

Photo: Detroit Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin has been a top NHL rookie from the start of the 2015-16 season, which earned him a place in the 2016 NHL All-Star Game that took place at the end of January (courtesy of Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Detroit Red WingsDylan Larkin and Artemi Panarin of the Chicago Blackhawks continue to be the leading candidates for this year’s Calder Trophy according to the January staff poll at Hockey’s Future. But the offensive exploits of Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere — as well as the play of rookie goalies Connor Hellebuyck and John Gibson — has made things interesting as the season progresses. Read more»

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Jason Dickinson - Texas Stars; San Antonio Rampage - Mikko Rantanen - Prospect Faceoff for 2/5/16

Photo: Texas Stars forward and Dallas Stars prospect Jason Dickinson, and San Antonio Rampage forward and Colorado Avalanche prospect Mikko Rantanen meet this weekend in a top head-to-head AHL matchup of NHL prospects (courtesy of Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire and Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)

In this week’s Prospect Faceoff, two OHL players who were traded for each other go one-on-one against their old teams for the first time . We’ll check in with Daniel Sprong and Mikko Rantanen, who both enjoyed valuable time in the NHL this year. The “Battle of Pennsylvania” gets a glimpse of the future when prospects of the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins go head-to-head, and two of the WHL’s finest defenders are heading in different directions.

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2016 AHL All-Star Classic: Griffins’ Ouellet has his feet in the AHL with an eye towards the NHL

by Sean Shapiro
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Xavier Ouellet - Grand Rapids Griffins

Photo: Grand Rapids Griffins defenseman and Detroit Red Wings prospect Xavier Ouellet appeared in 21 NHL games in 2014-15, picking up two goals and an assist in NHL action (courtesy of Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)

Xavier Ouellet is embracing every moment of the 2016 AHL All-Star Classic in Syracuse, New York.

The Detroit Red Wings prospect and Grand Rapids Griffins defenseman was selected as an All-Star in 2015 but had to miss the game due to injury. That made the honor and chance to play in 2016 “even more special.” Read more»

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Drake Caggiula - University of North Dakota; Hunter Fejes - Colorado College - Prospect Faceoff for 1/21/16

Photo: University of North Dakota forward Drake Caggiula and Colorado College forward Hunter Fejes go head-to-head this weekend in a clash of NCHC schools (courtesy of Maddie Meyer/Getty Images and Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images)

What happens when a high-end goal scorer matches up against one of the brightest young goaltenders in junior hockey? We’ll find out this weekend when Alex Nedeljkovic visits former international teammate Alex DeBrincat and the Erie Otters. Also in this week’s Prospect Faceoff, two seniors lead their college teams in scoring, while key matchups take place in the AHL, QMJHL, and WHL. Read more»

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