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 Pro 6.5 C
3. Johan Gustafsson Europe 6.0 D
4. 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. Mario Lucia NCAA 7.0 C
2. Raphael Bussieres Pro 6.0 C
3. Louis Nanne NCAA 5.5 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 Pro 6.5 D
8. Grayson Downing Pro 6.0 C
9. Brady Brassart Pro 5.5 C

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Gustav Olofsson Pro 7.5 C
2. Mike Reilly Pro 7.0 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. Zach Palmquist Pro 6.5 D
11. Nick Seeler NCAA 6.0 C
12. Pontus Sjalin Europe 6.0 C
13. Alex Gudbranson Pro 6.0 C
14. Nolan De Jong NCAA 6.0 D
15. Hunter Warner CHL 5.5 C

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Linden Vey - Los Angeles Kings

Photo: Forward Linden Vey is one of several Los Angeles Kings prospects to make his NHL debut during the 2013-14 season. Vey appeared in 18 games for the Kings. (courtesy of Fred Kfoury/Icon SMI)

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Erik Haula - Minnesota Wild

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Riley Barber - Miami University

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Nikita Kucherov - Tampa Bay Lightning

Photo: Nikita Kucherov has parlayed a hot start in the AHL with Syracuse into a full-time gig with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2013-14 (courtesy of Andy Mead/YCJ/Icon SMI)

The Spring edition of the Hockey's Future ranking of the Top 50 NHL prospects continues with the prospects ranked 21-30. This particular section of the rankings is led by dynamic young forward Nikita Kucherov, who is one of several promising young forwards playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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