Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
  • Physical, skilled forwards
  • Balanced defensive depth
  • Goaltending depth
  • Top-end scoring forwards
  • Center depth at pro level

About Prospect Scores and Probability

Prospect Criteria

Legend of Players' Leagues
Playing in N.A. Pro (NHL, AHL, ECHL, etc.)
Playing in CHL (OHL, QMJHL, WHL)
Playing in NCAA
Playing in Europe
Playing in Junior 'A' (USHL, BCHL, AJHL, etc.)
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League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Juuse Saros Pro 8.0 C
2. Karel Vejmelka Europe 7.5 D
3. Evan Smith CHL 7.5 D
4. Marek Mazanec Pro 6.5 C
5. Janne Juvonen Europe 6.5 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Steve Moses Pro 6.5 B
2. Miikka Salomaki Pro 6.5 C
3. Max Gortz Pro 6.5 C
4. Saku Maenalanen Europe 6.5 D
5. Patrick Cehlin Europe 6.0 D
6. Wade Murphy NCAA 4.0 C

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Kevin Fiala Pro 8.0 C
2. Jimmy Vesey NCAA 7.5 B
3. Pontus Aberg Pro 7.5 C
4. Viktor Arvidsson Pro 7.5 C
5. Justin Kirkland CHL 7.0 C


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Vladislav Kamenev Pro 8.0 D
2. Yakov Trenin CHL 8.0 D
3. Thomas Novak NCAA 7.5 D
4. Anthony Richard CHL 7.5 D
5. Colton Sissons Pro 7.0 C
6. Emil Pettersson Europe 7.0 D
7. Austin Watson Pro 6.5 C
8. Max Reinhart Pro 6.5 C
9. Tyler Moy NCAA 6.5 C
10. Zach Stepan NCAA 6.5 D
11. Felix Girard Pro 6.5 D


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Jack Dougherty CHL 7.5 D
2. Conor Allen Pro 7.0 C
3. Jonathan-Ismael Diaby Pro 7.0 D
4. Alexandre Carrier CHL 7.0 D
5. Joonas Lyytinen Europe 6.5 C
6. Mikko Vainonen Europe 6.5 D
7. Kristian Nakyva Pro 6.5 D
8. Johan Alm Pro 6.5 D
9. Garrett Noonan Pro 6.0 C
10. Teemu Kivihalme NCAA 6.0 C
11. Aaron Irving CHL 6.0 C
12. Trevor Murphy Pro 6.0 C
13. Jaynen Rissling Pro 5.5 D
14. Taylor Aronson Pro 5.0 B

(Video) First NHL Goal: Salomaki notches goal in first NHL game

by Ken McKenna

Miikka Salomaki - Nashville Predators

Photo: Nashville Predators forward Miikka Salomaki celebrates his first NHL goal in his team’s 3-2 win over the Dallas Stars (courtesy of John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Nashville Predators are developing some interesting prospects with their AHL farm club, the Milawaukee Admirals. One of those youngsters, right winger Miikka Salomaki, made his NHL debut for the Predators tonight vs. the Dallas Stars, providing immediate returns as he netted his first NHL goal in his team’s 3-2 victory over the Stars. Read more»

AHL Western Conference Notebook, December, 2014

by Tony Androckitis

Teemu Pulkkinen - Grand Rapids Griffins

Photo: Grand Rapids Griffins forward and Detroit Red Wings prospect Teemu Pulkkinen is currently third overall in scoring in the AHL (courtesy of Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)


It’s been a total upheaval in the standings in the AHL‘s Western Conference from last spring through the first third of the 2014-15 season. Two of the top four teams in the conference last season aren’t even in the top nine currently – Grand Rapids (9th) and Toronto (12th) – leaving the Western Conference wide open as teams head into the middle third of the schedule amidst the height of injuries and call-ups. Read more»

Nashville Predators’ young Admirals team provides franchise depth

by Tony Piscotta

Photo: Nashville Predators prospect Austin Watson has struggled to regain his form from last season (courtesy of Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)

Photo: Nashville Predators prospect Austin Watson has been an inconsistent scorer for the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL (courtesy of Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)

The Milwaukee Admirals have one of the youngest lineups in the American Hockey League — with nine first-year pros and 15 players 23 years of age or younger, including both goaltenders. Three of those rookies are among the scoring leaders for the Admirals while both goalies have been impressive at times.

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2014-15 Calder Poll: Predators’ Forsberg is top NHL rookie for November

by Tony Piscotta

Filip Forsberg - Nashville Predators

Photo: Nashville Predators rookie forward Flip Forsberg scored nine of his 12 goals in the month of November (courtesy of Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire)


For the second straight month, two players dominated the Hockey’s Future Calder Trophy monthly poll for the 2014-15 season. But this month’s top rookies – Filip Forsberg of Nashville and Calgary’s Johnny Gaudreau – are not the same two rookies who were nearly unanimous choices for the first and second spots in our November poll. Read more»

AHL Western Conference Notebook, November, 2014

by Tony Androckitis

Emile Poirier - Adirondack Flames

Photo: Adirondack Flames rookie forward and Calgary Flames prospect Emile Poirier has generated some offense for the surging AHL Flames, who currently sit second in the North Division (courtesy of Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)

While the Eastern Conference has seen some teams off to hot starts early this season, the best three records in the American Hockey League (AHL) currently belong to the Western Conference – and that doesn’t even include last year’s Calder Cup champion Texas Stars, who are currently just eighth best in the conference. The Midwest Division alone is home to three of the league’s top five teams through the first seven weeks of the season, providing some entertaining hockey to fans out West. Read more»

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