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

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Logan Shaw Pro 7.0 C
2. Joe Wegwerth Junior 5.5 C
3. Chris Wilkie NCAA 5.5 C

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Lawson Crouse CHL 8.0 C
2. Connor Brickley Pro 7.5 D
3. Yaroslav Kosov Europe 7.0 D
4. Juho Lammikko Pro 6.5 C
5. Dryden Hunt CHL 6.5 D
6. Alexander Delnov Europe 6.5 F
7. John McFarland Pro 6.0 C
8. Miguel Fidler NCAA 6.0 C

Centers

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

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Mike Matheson Pro 7.5 B
2. Ian McCoshen NCAA 7.0 B
3. Thomas Schemitsch CHL 7.0 C
4. Linus Hultstrom Europe 7.0 C
5. Michael Downing Pro 6.5 C
6. MacKenzie Weegar Pro 6.5 C
7. Jonathan Racine Pro 6.0 B
8. Joshua Brown Pro 6.0 D
9. Ed Wittchow NCAA 5.5 D
10. Ben Gallacher NCAA 5.5 D

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Photo: Juho Lammikko is back wearing a Kingston Frontenacs jersey again this season, and has 23 points (8 goals, 15 assists) in 26 games. (Courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Photo: Juho Lammikko is wearing a Kingston Frontenacs jersey again this season, and has 23 points (8 goals, 15 assists) in 26 games to show for it. (Courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

 

 

 

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Photo: Winnipeg Jets rookie forward Nikolaj Ehlers is currently 10th among NHL rookie scorers with five goals and 11 points in 25 games in 2015-16 (courtesy of Tim Spyers/Icon Sportswire)

 

 

There are a number of NHL teams relying upon young talent gracing their lineups to contribute on a nightly basis. International stars Aleksander Barkov, Nikolaj Ehlers, and Rickard Rakell are all performing under pressure, and hometown hero Frankie Vatrano is off to a nice start in Boston. Also in this week’s Prospect Impressions, an unexpected goal from a Rochester Americans forward, a Utica Comet has a memorable night full of firsts, and a Quinnipiac Bobcats goaltender keeps the team undefeated in regulation. Read more»

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Thatcher Demko - Boston College; Mackenzie MacEachern - Mighigan State University - Prospect Faceoff, 11/11/15

Photo: Boston College goaltender and Vancouver Canucks prospect Thatcher Demko, and Michigan State forward and St. Louis Blues prospect Mackenzie MacEachern go head-to-head in NCAA action this weekend (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images and Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

 

 

Can anyone beat Vancouver Canucks prospect Thatcher Demko? Mackenzie MacEachern and the Michigan State Spartans are going to try to break Demko’s second long shutout streak of the season. The CHL Canada Russia Series continues this week, as Ottawa 67’s captain Travis Konecny is hoping to stay hot. Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Cody Donaghey will try to slow down Conor Garland’s assault on the scoresheet, while Brendan Guhle will attempt to do the same against Jayce Hawryluk. In the SHL, two of the league’s youngest players go head-to-head in a matchup of a late-round pick versus a 2016 draft-eligible. Read more»

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Photo: After a sparkling 2014-15 season, Samuel Montembeault is a good bet to join the Canadian team at the World Junior Championships this winter. (Courtesy of Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Photo: After a sparkling 2014-15 season, Samuel Montembeault is a good bet to join the Canadian team at the World Junior Championships this winter. (Courtesy of Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

 

 

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Travis Sanheim - Philadelphia Flyers

Photo: Philadelphia Flyers prospect Travis Sanheim was returned to the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL for the 2015-16 season, where he has posted five goals and 17 points in 14 games to date (courtesy of Gavin Baker/Icon Sportswire)

 

 

The Winnipeg Jets under current GM Kevin Cheveldayoff have assembled an impressive group of prospects, and the appearance of three of those young prospects in the 21-30 grouping of the Hockey’s Future ranking of the Top 50 NHL prospects is further evidence of young talent that has or will arrive in the near future. Read more»

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