Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Plenty of players with two-way upside
  • Defensive depth
  • Depth at center
Weaknesses
  • Lack of elite upside throughout system
  • Lack of depth on both wings

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. Kaapo Kahkonen Europe 7.5 D
2. Ales Stezka Junior 7.0 D
3. Stephen Michalek Pro 6.5 C
4. Johan Gustafsson Europe 6.0 D
5. Brody Hoffman Pro 6.0 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Alex Tuch NCAA 7.5 C
2. Michael Keranen Pro 7.0 C
3. Zack Mitchell Pro 7.0 D
4. Jared Knight Pro 6.5 D
5. Brett Bulmer Pro 6.0 D
6. Kurtis Gabriel Pro 5.5 C

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Jordan Greenway NCAA 7.5 D
2. Mario Lucia NCAA 7.0 C
3. Kirill Kaprizov Europe 6.5 C
4. Raphael Bussieres Pro 6.0 C
5. Louis Nanne NCAA 5.5 D

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Joel Eriksson Ek Europe 8.0 C
2. Tyler Graovac Pro 7.0 C
3. Avery Peterson NCAA 7.0 D
4. Reid Duke CHL 7.0 D
5. Chase Lang CHL 7.0 D
6. Adam Gilmour NCAA 6.5 C
7. Christoph Bertschy Europe 6.5 D
8. Pavel Jenys Pro 6.5 D
9. Grayson Downing Pro 6.0 C
10. Brady Brassart Pro 5.5 C

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Mike Reilly Pro 7.5 C
2. Gustav Olofsson Pro 7.5 C
3. Gustav Bouramman CHL 7.0 D
4. Jack Sadek NCAA 7.0 D
5. Christian Folin Pro 6.5 B
6. John Draeger NCAA 6.5 C
7. Dylan Labbe CHL 6.5 C
8. Louis Belpedio NCAA 6.5 C
9. Nick Boka NCAA 6.5 C
10. Carson Soucy NCAA 6.5 D
11. Tanner Faith CHL 6.5 D
12. Guillaume Gelinas Pro 6.5 D
13. Zach Palmquist Pro 6.5 D
14. Nick Seeler NCAA 6.0 C
15. Pontus Sjalin Europe 6.0 C
16. Alex Gudbranson Pro 6.0 C
17. Nolan De Jong NCAA 6.0 D
18. Hunter Warner CHL 5.5 C

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