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

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