Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
  • Size and depth on the blueline
  • Wingers with a wide range of skills
  • 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

Legend of Players' Leagues
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. Nick Ellis Pro 7.5 D
2. Laurent Brossoit Pro 7.0 C
3. Eetu Laurikainen Pro 6.5 C
4. Zach Nagelvoort NCAA 6.5 D
5. Miroslav Svoboda Europe 6.0 C

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Patrick Russell Pro 7.0 D
2. Tyler Pitlick Pro 6.5 D

Left Wing

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


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Drake Caggiula Pro 7.5 D
2. Bogdan Yakimov Pro 6.5 C
3. Kyle Platzer Pro 6.5 C
4. Greg Chase Pro 6.5 C
5. Tyler Vesel NCAA 6.5 D


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Griffin Reinhart Pro 8.0 C
2. Ethan Bear CHL 7.0 C
3. David Musil Pro 7.0 D
4. Dillon Simpson Pro 6.5 C
5. Joey LaLeggia Pro 6.5 C
6. Jordan Oesterle Pro 6.5 C
7. William Lagesson NCAA 6.5 C
8. Ziyat Paygin Europe 6.5 C
9. Caleb Jones CHL 6.5 C
10. Adam Clendening Pro 6.0 B
11. John Marino Junior 6.0 C
12. Ben Betker Pro 5.5 D

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Noah Hanifin - Carolina Hurricanes

Photo: Carolina Hurricanes rookie defenseman Noah Hanifin has appeared in nine games for the team in 2015-16, posting two assists in those appearances (courtesy of Andy Mead/YCJ/Icon Sportswire)



A total of five defenseman make up half of the 11-20 section in the Hockey’s Future ranking of the Top 50 NHL prospects. Add in a goaltender, and you have six players whose primary focus is to prevent the opposing team from generating offense. Read more»

(Video) First NHL Goal: Oilers’ Nurse goes coast-to-coast for first marker

by Ken McKenna
Darnell Nurse - Edmonton Oilers

Photo: Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse (#25) celebrates his first NHL goal with teammates in the third period of the Oilers’ game against the Minnesota Wild (courtesy of Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Getty Images)



Edmonton Oilers rookie defenseman Darnell Nurse made the most of his first NHL call-up in 2015-16, netting his first NHL goal which gave the Oilers a brief lead in the third period of their 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild. Read more»

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by David Hahn
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Photo: Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Kasperi Kapanen (L) five points in seven AHL playoff games for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins back in April, then was traded by the parent Pittsburgh Penguins to Toronto in the offseason (courtesy of Tony Ding/Icon Sportswire)



Kasperi Kapanen and Alexander Nylander are up to their old tricks this week, making appearances in this week’s Prospect Impressions. Joining them are a trio of plays from the NHL, including Connor McDavid yet again. Goaltenders get in on the action too, including one “glove save” with a blocker that has the college hockey world talking. Read more»

Prospect Impressions: McDavid heats up, three overtime game-winners, more highlights

by David Hahn
Joel Eriksson Ek - Farjestad Karlstad - Champions Hockey League

Photo: Farjestad BK forward and Minnesota Wild prospect Joel Eriksson Ek (#20) should be a prominent player for Sweden at the 2016 World Junior Championship (courtesy HC Dynamo Pardubice/Champions Hockey League via Getty Images)



Connor McDavid came through for the Edmonton Oilers this weekend, and is centering one of the most interesting forward combinations so far this year. The Erie Otters miss him, but still boast a perfect record thanks to some tremendous passing. Lawson Crouse and Conor McGlynn helped Kingston to a pair of overtime victories, and Joel Eriksson Ek did the same for Farjestad BK. This and more in this week’s edition of Prospect Impressions. Read more»

(Video) First NHL Goal: McDavid gets off the schneid with nifty deflection

by Ken McKenna
Connor McDavid - Edmonton Oilers

Photo: Edmonton Oilers rookie forward Connor McDavid raises his hands in celebration after netting his first NHL goal in the second period of a game against the Dallas Stars (courtesy of Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)



While the winless Edmonton Oilers haven’t yet gotten the monkey off their backs in 2015-16, their prized rookie Connor McDavid notched the first of what the Oilers hope will be many, many NHL goals from the uber-talented forward. McDavid’s goal tied the game for the Oilers, but the Dallas Stars went on to win the game, 4-2. Read more»

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