Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Depth and high-end talent at most positions.
  • Good balance of speed, talent, and character.
Weaknesses
  • Lack of high-end talent at the center.

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. Zachary Fucale Pro 8.0 D
2. Charlie Lindgren Pro 8.0 D
3. Michael McNiven CHL 7.5 D
4. Hayden Hawkey NCAA 7.0 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Mike McCarron Pro 7.5 C
2. Sven Andrighetto Pro 7.5 C
3. Nikita Scherbak Pro 7.5 C
4. Jake Evans NCAA 6.5 D

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Charles Hudon Pro 7.5 C
2. Jacob de la Rose Pro 7.5 C
3. Artturi Lehkonen Europe 7.5 D
4. Tim Bozon Pro 7.0 C
5. Lucas Lessio Pro 7.0 C
6. Martin Reway Europe 7.0 C
7. Connor Crisp Pro 7.0 D
8. Daniel Carr Pro 7.0 D
9. Max Friberg Pro 6.5 C
10. Jeremiah Addison CHL 6.5 C

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Phillip Danault Pro 7.0 C
2. Mark MacMillan Pro 7.0 D
3. Daniel Audette CHL 7.0 D
4. Lukas Vejdemo Europe 7.0 D
5. Jeremy Gregoire Pro 6.5 C
6. Matt Bradley CHL 6.5 D

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Noah Juulsen CHL 7.5 C
2. Darren Dietz Pro 7.0 C
3. Dalton Thrower Pro 7.0 D
4. Morgan Ellis Pro 7.0 D
5. Brett Lernout CHL 7.0 D
6. Nikolas Koberstein NCAA 7.0 D
7. Mac Bennett Pro 6.5 C
8. Tom Parisi Pro 6.5 C
9. Colin Sullivan NCAA 6.5 D
10. Ryan Johnston Pro 6.5 D
11. Magnus Nygren Europe 6.0 B
12. Simon Bourque CHL 6.0 B
13. Joel Hanley Pro 6.0 C

McCarron and Fucale among many Montreal Canadiens prospects recalled in 2015-16

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Photo: Zachary Fucale sat on the bench for three games in Montreal this season, but failed to get between the pipes. (Courtesy of Graig Abel/Getty Images)

Photo: Zachary Fucale sat on the bench in a backup role for three games in Montreal this season, but failed to take the ice. (Courtesy of Graig Abel/Getty Images)

The Montreal Canadiens made 16 recalls from the St. John’s IceCaps in the second half. Their scoring woes, which started at the beginning of December after the loss of Carey Price, have given the team one of their worst slumps since the 2001-02 season with a record of 32–30–6. While the loss of their most valuable player has had a significant impact on their play, their goal drought has had its upsides, giving a few young prospects a chance to get a taste of the NHL experience. Read more»

Frequently shuffled Montreal Canadiens prospects can’t help IceCaps into playoffs

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Photo: With 53 points, Charles Hudon finished second in St. John's IceCaps team scoring. (Courtesy of Graig Abel/Getty Images)

Photo: With 53 points, Charles Hudon finished second in St. John’s IceCaps team scoring. (Courtesy of Graig Abel/Getty Images)

It has been one of the more tumultuous seasons in Montreal Canadiens history, and, as a result, players have shuttled up and down from its AHL affiliate in St. John’s at a higher volume than anticipated. Before the season began, it was unlikely that young players like Daniel Carr, Mike McCarron or Joel Hanley would wear the bleu, blanc et rouge this season, but instead those and several more have filled gaps in Montreal. As a result, 45 players have dressed for the IceCaps in St. John’s. But that hasn’t been the biggest story in Newfoundland, especially since the arrival of NHL all-star John Scott, who has now suited up in 26 games for the IceCaps. Read more»

NCAA Prospects Notebook, March, 2016: Hobey Hat Trick finalists, end of season awards, and NHL signings

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Jimmy Vesey - Harvard University

Photo: Harvard University forward Jimmy Vesey has completed his senior season with the Crimson, one in which he has received a second consecutive Hobey Hat Trick nomination as one of the finalists for college hockey’s top individual award (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)

The final full month of the 2015-16 college hockey season is in the books, with only the 2016 NCAA Frozen Four remaining on the schedule. With season’s end comes the presentation of major awards, as well as the end of college hockey careers for a number of seniors and players signing with NHL clubs. Read more»

Prospect Impressions: Eichel in OT, pair of firsts from Hyman and Bigras, Vasilevskiy stops 2-on-0, more highlights

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Chris Bigras - Colorado Avalanche

Photo: Colorado Avalanche defenseman Chris Bigras played in 37 AHL games with the San Antonio Rampage this season before receiving his first NHL call-up in January (courtesy of Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)

With the game on the line, Jack Eichel was cool, calm, and collected with just seconds left on the clock. Likewise, David Pastrnak wasn’t even looking at the net when he sniped Cam Ward’s water bottle. This time of year provides young players an opportunity in the NHL, and Chris Bigras and Zach Hyman took advantage of it to score their first NHL goals. Plenty of other highlights are included in a jam-packed edition of Prospect Impressions. Read more»

Montreal Canadiens prospects impressing throughout the CHL

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Photo: Daniel Audette's 52 points are good for second in scoring among Sherbrooke Phoenix skaters. (Courtesy of Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images)

Photo: Daniel Audette’s 52 points are good for second in scoring among Sherbrooke Phoenix skaters. (Courtesy of Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images)

The 2015-16 season may not have been too kind to the Montreal Canadiens lately, but their 6 prospects in the OHL, QMJHL and WHL have shown that they could have a very bright future in the NHL. Read more»

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