Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Size and depth on the blueline
  • Wingers with a wide range of skills
Weaknesses
  • Lack of size, depth down the middle
  • No bonafide power play QB on the blueline
  • Lack of elite goaltending prospect

About Prospect Scores and Probability

Prospect Criteria

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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. Laurent Brossoit Pro 7.0 C
2. Frans Tuohimaa Europe 6.5 C
3. Eetu Laurikainen Pro 6.5 C
4. Zach Nagelvoort NCAA 6.5 D
5. Miroslav Svoboda Europe 6.0 C
6. Keven Bouchard CHL 6.0 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Iiro Pakarinen Pro 6.5 C
2. Tyler Pitlick Pro 6.5 C
3. Kellen Jones Pro 6.0 C
4. John McCarron NCAA 6.0 C

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Jujhar Khaira Pro 7.0 C
2. Mitchell Moroz Pro 7.0 D
3. Daniil Zharkov Europe 7.0 F
4. Anton Slepyshev Europe 6.5 C
5. Evan Campbell NCAA 6.0 D
6. Aidan Muir NCAA 5.5 D
7. Kale Kessy Pro 5.0 D

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Leon Draisaitl CHL 8.0 C
2. Bogdan Yakimov Pro 6.5 C
3. Kyle Platzer CHL 6.5 C
4. Greg Chase CHL 6.5 C
5. Tyler Vesel NCAA 6.5 D
6. Andrew Miller Pro 6.0 C
7. Connor McDavid CHL 10.0 C

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Griffin Reinhart Pro 8.0 C
2. Darnell Nurse CHL 8.0 C
3. Dillon Simpson Pro 7.0 C
4. Martin Gernat Pro 7.0 D
5. David Musil Pro 7.0 D
6. Ethan Bear CHL 7.0 D
7. Brandon Davidson Pro 6.5 C
8. Joey LaLeggia Pro 6.5 C
9. Jordan Oesterle Pro 6.5 C
10. William Lagesson NCAA 6.5 C
11. Caleb Jones CHL 6.5 C
12. Brad Hunt Pro 6.0 C
13. John Marino Junior 6.0 C
14. Ziyat Paygin Europe 5.5 C
15. Ben Betker CHL 5.5 D

Kapanen the best NHL-affiliated forward prospect coming out of Finland’s Liiga

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Kasperi Kapanen - Pittsburgh Penguins

Photo: Pittsburgh Penguins forward prospect Kasperi Kapanen had a somewhat disappointing 2014-15 season in Finland’s Liiga but finished well competing for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the AHL playoffs (courtesy of Justin Berl/Icon Sportswire)

Liiga has steadily seen some of the top young forward prospects in Finland head elsewhere rather than pursuing careers in the nation’s top domestic pro league. That happened once again in 2014-15 as two of the heroes from the 2014 World Juniors — KalPa Kuopio left wing Artturi Lehkonen (Montreal) and Teuvo Teravainen (Chicago), Liiga’s sixth-leading scorer skating for Jokerit in 2013-14 — are no longer playing in Finland. Read more»

Prospect Impressions: Trio of forwards win championships, “Big Rig” goes down, Hartford’s surprising assist leader

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Hunter Smith - Oshawa Generals

Photo: Oshawa Generals forward and Calgary Flames prospect Hunter Smith turned in his best offensive season of his OHL career, posting 23 goals and 49 points in 57 games in 2014-15 (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

The month of May is reserved for hockey championships, and this week’s Prospect Impressions takes a look at a trio of players who helped seal their team’s success. The NAHL, OHL, and USHL all concluded play, with a nice mix of top prospects and role players being the catalyst for those championships. In the AHL, one player potentially ready to make the jump to the NHL has been an unexpected beacon of hope for Hartford. Finally, what happens when nearly 500 pounds of mass collide in a hockey game? Prospects from the Los Angeles Kings and Calgary Flames answer that question for you in a collision that has to be seen to be believed. Read more»

2015 World Championship: Interviews with Canada’s Taylor Hall and Czechs Michal Jordan and Dominik Simon

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Sidney Crosby, Taylor Hall, and Jordan Eberle - Team Canada - 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Semi Final

Photo: Team Canada’s line of Sidney Crosby (L), Taylor Hall (C), and Jordan Eberle (R) has been an effective combo at the 2015 IIHF World Championship (courtesy of Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

After a big, 2-0 semifinal win for Canada over the Czech Republic, the Canadians will be duking it out for gold, as most have expected. Taylor Hall scored the first goal, which ended up being the game winner. In total, he’s second in scoring at the 2015 IIHF World Championship with seven goals and 12 points. The Edmonton Oilers forward shared a few thoughts with the media after the win. Read more»

2015 World Championship: Interviews with Sweden forwards Jacob Josefson and Anton Lander

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Jacob Josefson - Team Sweden - 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship

Photo: New Jersey Devils forward Jacob Josefson netted two goals and added two assists in eight games for Sweden at the 2015 IIHF World Championship (courtesy of Xavier Laine/Getty Images)

Jacob Josefson is coming off his first full season with the New Jersey Devils, who drafted him in the first round of the 2009 NHL Draft, although he had seen time in the previous four seasons. With just 11 points and a zero rating in 62 games, it’s felt that Josefson is showing himself to more likely be a lower-line player for the time being, and that was been the case at the 2015 IIHF World Championship. Still, Josefson scored a goal against France and totaled four points in eight games during this tournament. Read more»

Top 50 NHL Prospects: Reinhart, Vasilevskiy lead Top 10 section of Spring ranking

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Sam Reinhart - Team Canada

Photo: Kootenay Ice forward and Buffalo Sabres prospect Sam Reinhart tied for the scoring lead at the 2015 U20 World Junior Championship, posting 11 points in seven games for Team Canada (courtesy of Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

The Spring edition of the Hockey’s Future ranking of the Top 50 NHL prospects concludes with the top 10 prospects.

The top 10 consists of six forwards, two defensemen, and two goaltenders. Five of the players in this top 10 were selected in the 2014 NHL Draft while nine are former first round picks. Read more»

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