Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Good balance of speed, talent, and character.
  • Depth and high-end talent at most positions.
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 CHL 7.0 C
2. Hayden Hawkey Junior 7.0 D
3. Mike Condon Pro 6.5 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Mike McCarron CHL 7.5 C
2. Sven Andrighetto Pro 7.5 C
3. Nikita Scherbak CHL 7.5 C
4. Christian Thomas Pro 7.0 C
5. Jake Evans NCAA 6.5 D
6. Stefan Fournier Pro 6.0 C
7. Maxim Trunev Europe 5.0 F

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Charles Hudon Pro 7.5 C
2. Artturi Lehkonen Europe 7.5 D
3. Tim Bozon CHL 7.0 C
4. Martin Reway Europe 7.0 C
5. Mark MacMillan NCAA 7.0 D
6. Connor Crisp Pro 7.0 D
7. Jeremiah Addison CHL 6.5 C
8. Daniel Carr Pro 6.5 D

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Jacob de la Rose Pro 7.0 C
2. Joonas Nattinen Europe 7.0 D
3. Daniel Audette CHL 7.0 D
4. Lukas Vejdemo Europe 7.0 D
5. Gabriel Dumont Pro 6.5 C
6. Jeremy Gregoire CHL 6.5 C
7. Matt Bradley CHL 6.5 D

Defensemen

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

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