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

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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