Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Quality depth at center and defense.
  • Size, speed, and grit at every position
  • High-end goaltending.
Weaknesses
  • Lack of true, top-end offensive defenseman.
  • Uncertain depth on RW.

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. Sam Brittain Pro 7.0 C
2. Samuel Montembeault CHL 7.0 C
3. Michael Houser Pro 7.0 D
4. Evan Cowley NCAA 7.0 D
5. Colin Stevens Pro 6.5 C
6. Hugo Fagerblom Europe 6.0 D
7. Ryan Bednard Junior 6.0 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Logan Shaw Pro 6.0 C
2. Joe Wegwerth Junior 6.0 D
3. Chris Wilkie NCAA 6.0 D

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Lawson Crouse CHL 8.0 C
2. Connor Brickley Pro 7.5 D
3. Quinton Howden Pro 7.0 C
4. Juho Lammikko Europe 7.0 C
5. Yaroslav Kosov Europe 7.0 D
6. John McFarland Pro 7.0 D
7. Christopher Clapperton CHL 7.0 D
8. Garrett Wilson Pro 6.5 D
9. Alexander Delnov Europe 6.5 F
10. Miguel Fidler Junior 6.0 D

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Rocco Grimaldi Pro 7.5 C
2. Jayce Hawryluk CHL 7.5 C
3. Kyle Rau NCAA 7.0 C
4. Denis Malgin Europe 7.0 D
5. Greg McKegg Pro 6.5 C
6. Corban Knight Pro 6.5 C
7. Ryan Martindale Pro 6.5 D
8. Steven Hodges Pro 6.5 D
9. Andrew Yogan Pro 6.5 F
10. Matt Buckles NCAA 6.0 C
11. Karch Bachman Junior 6.0 C
12. Patrick Shea NCAA 6.0 D

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Mike Matheson NCAA 7.5 B
2. Ian McCoshen NCAA 7.0 B
3. MacKenzie Weegar Pro 7.0 C
4. Thomas Schemitsch CHL 7.0 C
5. Alex Petrovic Pro 6.5 B
6. Jesse Blacker Pro 6.5 C
7. Michael Downing NCAA 6.5 C
8. Ed Wittchow NCAA 6.5 D
9. Joshua Brown CHL 6.5 D
10. Jonathan Racine Pro 6.0 B
11. Josh McFadden Pro 6.0 C
12. Shayne Taker Pro 6.0 D
13. Ben Gallacher NCAA 5.5 D
14. Ron Boyd NCAA 5.0 D

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