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

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. Kaapo Kahkonen Europe 7.5 D
2. Stephen Michalek NCAA 6.5 C
3. Alexandre Belanger CHL 6.0 C
4. Johan Gustafsson 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. Mario Lucia NCAA 7.0 C
2. Raphael Bussieres Pro 6.0 C
3. Louis Nanne NCAA 5.5 D
4. Curt Gogol Pro 5.0 D

Centers

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

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Matt Dumba Pro 8.0 B
2. Gustav Olofsson Pro 7.5 C
3. Christian Folin Pro 6.5 B
4. John Draeger NCAA 6.5 C
5. Dylan Labbe CHL 6.5 C
6. Louis Belpedio NCAA 6.5 C
7. Carson Soucy NCAA 6.5 D
8. Tanner Faith CHL 6.5 D
9. Guillaume Gelinas Pro 6.5 D
10. Nick Seeler NCAA 6.0 C
11. Pontus Sjalin Europe 6.0 C
12. Alex Gudbranson Pro 6.0 C
13. Colton Jobke Europe 6.0 D
14. Nolan De Jong NCAA 6.0 D
15. Hunter Warner CHL 5.5 C

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