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. Jake Paterson Pro 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 Pro 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 Pro 7.0 C
4. Tomas Nosek Pro 6.5 C
5. Marek Tvrdon Europe 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 NCAA 6.0 D
10. Colin Campbell Pro 5.5 C

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Dylan Larkin Pro 8.0 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. Chase Pearson Junior 6.0 D

Defensemen

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. Nick Jensen Pro 5.5 C
9. James de Haas NCAA 5.5 C

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Joe Hicketts and Travis Sanheim, Canada

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Travis Sanheim - Team Canada - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Canada defenseman and Philadelphia Flyers prospect Travis Sanheim is having another good offensive season with the Calgary Hitmen, posting eight goals and 31 points in 24 games in the 2015-16 WHL campaign (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

Team Canada earned a hard-fought win over a pesky squad from Switzerland that was desperate to earn a win after having dropped their first two games of the 2016 IIHF World Junior Tournament. Read more»

AHL Western Conference Notebook, December, 2015: Griffins on a roll, Montour fitting in nicely in rookie campaign

by Sean Shapiro
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Brandon Montour - San Diego Gulls

Photo: San Diego Gulls defenseman and Anaheim Ducks prospect Brandon Montour split his 2014-15 season between the USHL’s Waterloo Black Hawks, the University of Massachusetts, and the AHL’s Norfolk Admirals (courtesy of the San Diego Gulls Hockey Club)

The Grand Rapids Griffins are named after a mythical creature – one that is part lion, part eagle — but the Detroit Red Wings prospects season has followed the path of another mythical beast.

Let’s just call them the Grand Rapids Phoenix with how they have burned up and then rebuilt under first-year head coach Todd Nelson. Read more»

Detroit Red Wings minor league prospects pushed by veterans

by Ryan Womeldorf
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Tomas Nosek - Detroit Red Wings

Photo: After an outstanding rookie season in Grand Rapids, Czech pro Tomas Nosek has slipped down the depth chart for the Griffins (courtesy of Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)

The long-discussed rebuild in Detroit has yet to come and the Red Wings scouting staff is doing their best to make sure that no such rebuild has to take place.

With recent graduations to the NHL like Teemu Pulkkinen and Dylan Larkin – the latter of whom leads all NHL rookies in goals with 11 – there are still several prospects plying their trade at the AHL level looking to be the next call-up to help keep the Red Wings going.

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Prospect Impressions: Nieves nets a beauty for Wolverines, OHL newbies impress, Draisaitl continues hot play, and more prospect highlights

by David Hahn
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Adam Marsh - Saint John Sea Dogs

Photo: Saint John Sea Dogs forward and Detroit Red Wings prospect Adam Marsh has had a productive 2015-16 campaign, posting 13 goals and 24 points in 29 QMJHL games (courtesy of Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images)

In this weeks Prospect Impressions, “Boo” Nieves goes coast-to-coast and scores a pretty one for the Michigan Wolverines. In the OHL, a pair of 16-year-olds shine, while Saint John Sea Dogs forward Adam Marsh goes between-the-legs in QMJHL action. Leon Draisaitl continues on his torrid scoring pace, re-energizing the Edmonton Oilers lineup on a daily basis. Lastly, a pair of goaltenders from Switzerland make it into this week’s highlights, one of them for a completely unorthodox reason. Read more»

2015-16 Calder Poll: Red Wings’ Larkin leads the way in November

by Tony Piscotta
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Dylan Larkin - Detroit Red Wings - HF Calder Poll, November, 2015

Photo: Detroit Red Wings rookie forward Dylan Larkin has made a smooth transition so far from NCAA hockey last season to the NHL in 2015-16 (courtesy of Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire)

A clavicle injury to Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid, the first player taken in the 2015 NHL Draft, has sidelined the 18-year-old until mid-January at the earliest. With McDavid — the leader in the initial Hockey’s Future Calder Trophy staff poll last month — out of action, the Detroit Red WingsDylan Larkin and Chicago BlackhawksArtemi Panarin are out in front of the field after putting up big numbers in November. Read more»

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