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. 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. 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. Evgeny Svechnikov CHL 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. 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

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Dylan Larkin Pro 8.0 C
2. Landon Ferraro Pro 7.0 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

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. Vili Saarijarvi CHL 7.0 D
5. Alexey Marchenko Pro 6.5 B
6. Patrick Holway Junior 6.5 D
7. Ben Marshall NCAA 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

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