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. Johan Gustafsson Pro 7.0 C
2. Darcy Kuemper Pro 7.0 C
3. Stephen Michalek NCAA 6.0 C
4. Alexandre Belanger CHL 6.0 C

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Zack Mitchell CHL 7.0 D
2. Brett Bulmer Pro 6.5 C
3. Kurtis Gabriel CHL 5.5 B

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Jason Zucker Pro 7.0 B
2. Mario Lucia NCAA 7.0 C
3. Erik Haula Pro 7.0 C
4. Raphael Bussieres Pro 6.5 C
5. Kristopher Foucault Pro 6.5 D
6. Louis Nanne Junior 6.5 D
7. Curt Gogol Pro 6.0 D

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Zack Phillips Pro 7.0 C
2. Tyler Graovac Pro 6.5 C
3. Adam Gilmour NCAA 6.5 C
4. Christoph Bertschy Europe 6.5 D
5. Brady Brassart CHL 6.5 D
6. Avery Peterson Junior 6.0 D
7. Anthony Hamburg NCAA 5.0 D

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Matt Dumba Pro 8.0 C
2. Gustav Olofsson Pro 7.0 C
3. John Draeger NCAA 6.5 C
4. Dylan Labbe CHL 6.5 C
5. Tyler Cuma Pro 6.5 D
6. Daniel Gunnarsson Europe 6.5 D
7. Nick Seeler NCAA 6.0 C
8. Kyle Medvec Pro 6.0 C
9. Carson Soucy NCAA 6.0 C
10. Bjorn Krupp Europe 6.0 D
11. Colton Jobke Pro 6.0 D
12. Josh Caron Pro 6.0 D
13. Nolan De Jong NCAA 6.0 D

Video: 2012 NHL Draft – Matt Dumba, Minnesota Wild

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Photo: The Minnesota Wild continued adding young, talented players to their organization with the selection of Matt Dumba at the 2012 NHL Draft (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

 

The parade of defensemen chosen in the top 10 of the 2012 NHL Draft's first round continued with the selection of Red Deer Rebels defender Matt Dumba by the Minnesota Wild with the seventh pick overall.

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Minnesota Wild 2012 draft preview

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Photo: Acquired in a 2011 Draft day trade, forward Charlie Coyle is one of the top prospects for the Minnesota Wild and a key part of their future. (Vincent Muzik/Icon SMI)

 

The Minnesota Wild finished with a 35-36-11 record in 2011-12, well out of reach of the eighth and final playoff berth. Like in years past, the team struggled to produce goals at the NHL level and experienced various injuries to key players.

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Video: 2012 NHL Combine – Matt Dumba, Red Deer Rebels

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Photo: Defenseman Matt Dumba, shown here playing for Team Cherry at the 2012 CHL Top Prospects Game, is among a handful of talented defensemen available for the 2012 NHL Draft (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/CHL Images)

 

There is a handful of defensemen that will be chosen in the top 10 of the 2012 NHL Draft.  One of those rearguards, Matt Dumba of the WHL's Red Deer Rebels, should be among those high-end selections that will be made next Friday night.

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Minnesota Wild prospects saw limited post-season play in 2011-12

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Photo: Forward Johan Larsson was impressive this season for Brynas IF Gavle, managing 36 points in 49 games. (Vincent Muzik/Icon SMI)

It was a tough postseason for the majority of the Wild's prospects. Another year out of the playoffs for the rebuilding Wild is testing the patience of the fans, though a promising youth movement is on the horizon.

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Hockey’s Future Organizational Rankings, Spring 2012: 1-10

by Ian Altenbaugh
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Photo: Forward John Huberdeau is the top prospect for the Florida Panthers and one of the top forwards not currently playing hockey at the professional level. (Cliff Welch/Icon SMI)

Below is the final part of Hockey's Future's 2012 Spring Organizational Rankings. The rankings were determined by taking each NHL team's entire prospect pool into consideration as well as the likelihood those prospects are to meet their maximum potential. For reference, each team's top five prospects are included, as well as the players they have graduated, traded, or added to their pool over the 2011-12 season. To be eligible, a player must meet HF's prospect criteria. The rankings are done twice each season, in the fall and spring.

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