Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
  • Depth and variety on defense
  • Players with two-way upside
  • Lack of elite forward prospects
  • Little overripe talent

About Prospect Scores and Probability

Prospect Criteria

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

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Alex Tuch NCAA 7.5 B
2. Michael Keranen Pro 6.5 C
3. Jared Knight Pro 6.5 D
4. Zack Mitchell Pro 6.0 C
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 D
3. Kirill Kaprizov Europe 6.5 C
4. Raphael Bussieres Pro 6.0 C
5. Louis Nanne NCAA 5.5 D


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. Pavel Jenys CHL 6.5 C
8. Christoph Bertschy Pro 6.5 D
9. Grayson Downing Pro 6.0 C
10. Brady Brassart Pro 5.5 C


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

2014 WJC Video: Matt Dumba, Canada

by Chapin Landvogt

Matt Dumba - Team Canada

Photo: Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba has seen limited action with the NHL club so far in 2013-14, posting one goal and one assist in 13 games (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Defenseman Matt Dumba has gotten his first taste of the NHL this season, appearing in 13 games for the Minnesota Wild in 2013-14. But the Calgary, AB native was loaned to Canada's junior squad that is competing at the 2014 World Junior Championship.

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2014 WJC Video: Gustav Olofsson, Sweden

by Chapin Landvogt

Gustav Olofsson - Colorado College

Photo: Colorado College defenseman and Minnesota Wild prospect Gustav Olofsson (#13) has been effective for the Tigers in his freshman year in that program (courtesy of Dan Sanger/Icon SMI)

While a majority of the players on the roster for Sweden at the 2014 World Junior Championship were plucked directly from that country, there is a handful of Swedes that are plying their trade in North America. One such player is defenseman Gustav Olofsson, a Minnesota Wild prospect who is currently playing NCAA hockey for Colorado College.

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Minnesota Wild calling upon minor league prospects in 2013-14

by Peter Prohaska

Erik Haula - Minnesota Wild

Photo: Rookie pro Erik Haula already has 10 NHL games under his belt in 2013-14. He is currently with the AHL’s Iowa Wild, where he leads the team with 16 points in 22 games this season (courtesy of Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

As the Minnesota Wild goes through periods of unforeseeable injury and head-smacking offensive inability, several burgeoning talents from the Iowa squad have stepped up into NHL roles.

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Shallow pool of Minnesota Wild prospects at junior level

by Peter Prohaska

Kurtis Gabriel - Owen Sound Attack

Photo: An energetic and hard-working forward, Kurtis Gabriel has added offense in 2013-14. He is one of two Owen Sound Attack skaters averaging over a point per game this season (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

With the team's largely Québécois scouting staff and its strong ties in and around the state of Minnesota, it makes sense that many of the Wild's junior prospects are found playing in those developmental channels.

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Team Rankings: Deep, skilled prospect pool puts Tampa Bay Lightning in top spot

by HF Staff

Jonathan Drouin - Tampa Bay Lightning

Photo: Picked third overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2013 NHL Draft, Jonathan Drouin brings elite skill to an already deep and talented group of Lightning prospects. (courtesy of Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Hockey's Future presents the top grouping of the Fall NHL Team Rankings. The staff's ranking of each NHL team's system is based on the strength of the entire prospect pool. For reference, just the top five prospects are listed. To be eligible, a prospect must meet HF's prospect criteria. The rankings are done twice a year, with this ranking meant to represent the state of the prospect pools in the early stages of the 2013-14 season.

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