Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Large amount of pro level prospects
  • Talent and depth on blue line
  • Improved goaltending prospects
Weaknesses
  • Lack of potential star players at forward
  • Lack of right wing depth
  • No elite goaltending prospect

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. Maxime Clermont Pro 7.0 D
2. Scott Wedgewood Pro 7.0 D
3. Anthony Brodeur CHL 6.0 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Connor Chatham CHL 6.0 C

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Reid Boucher Pro 7.5 C
2. Stefan Matteau Pro 7.0 B
3. Miles Wood Junior 7.0 D
4. Ben Thomson Pro 5.5 C
5. Brandon Baddock CHL 5.5 C

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Blake Coleman NCAA 7.0 C
2. John Quenneville CHL 7.0 C
3. Artur Gavrus Europe 7.0 D
4. Joey Dudek Junior 7.0 D
5. Graham Black Pro 6.5 B
6. Ben Johnson Pro 6.5 C
7. Ryan Kujawinski CHL 6.5 C
8. Alex Kerfoot NCAA 6.5 D
9. Blake Pietila NCAA 6.0 B
10. Joseph Blandisi CHL 6.0 C

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Damon Severson Pro 7.5 C
2. Steve Santini NCAA 7.0 C
3. Joshua Jacobs Junior 7.0 C
4. Reece Scarlett Pro 6.5 B
5. Seth Helgeson Pro 6.5 B
6. Raman Hrabarenka Pro 6.0 C
7. Ryan Rehill CHL 6.0 C
8. Joe Faust Pro 6.0 D
9. Alexander Urbom Europe 5.5 B

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Jon Merrill - New Jersey Devils

Photo: Defenseman Jon Merrill has dealt with injuries and inconsistencies in his sophomore NHL season. In 31 games, Merrill has two goals, seven assists, and a minus-10 rating. (courtesy of Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)

 

It has not been a good season for the New Jersey Devils, as the team has fallen out of playoff contention and appears to be in transition. While the season may soon be lost, the team’s mindset now shifts to see the growth and development of their talented, young defensemen. There have been some growing pains along the way, along with some surprises earlier in the year, but the organization is giving the young players the responsibility, ice time, and patience needed to grow and become NHL players.

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(Video) First NHL Goal: Whitney nets first before return to AHL

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Pittsburgh PJoe Whitney - New Jersey Devils

Photo: New Jersey Devils prospect Joe Whitney currently leads the AHL’s Albany Devils in scoring with 11 goals and 16 assists in 30 games (courtesy of Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

 

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(Video) First NHL Win: Kinkaid stares down Lightning in Devils’ win

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Keith Kinkaid - New Jersey Devils

Photo: New Jersey Devils rookie goaltender Keith Kinkaid played in 130 AHL games over three seasons before securing the backup position with the NHL Devils in 2014-15 (courtesy of Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)

 

Why should forwards and defensemen get all the attention? NHL goaltenders have milestone first wins, so they deserve the spotlight, as well. One such goaltender securing his first NHL win is the New Jersey DevilsKeith Kinkaid, who faced down the NHL’s highest scoring team, the Tampa Bay Lightning, in a 3-2 shootout victory on Friday night. Read more»

Injuries and inconsistency impacting New Jersey Devils’ minor league system

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Seth Helgeson - New Jersey Devils

Photo: Defenseman Seth Helgeson has split the 2014-15 season between the AHL and NHL. Helgeson was picked in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Draft. (courtesy of Dan Hamilton/Icon Sportswire)

 

The problems of the Albany Devils mirror those of their parent team the New Jersey Devils. Since the start of the 2014-15 season, both clubs have been mired by injuries and inconsistency.

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On the Rush, November 2014

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Linden Vey - Vancouver Canucks

Photo: Forward Linden Vey started the 2014-15 season strong, with nine points through his first 18 games. Vey was traded in the offseason from the Los Angeles Kings to the Vancouver Canucks. (courtesy of Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

 

Welcome to the first edition of On the Rush for the 2014-15 season. For those unfamiliar, On the Rush focuses on prospects at various levels of competition who exceeded expectations or fell behind a bit in the past month.

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