Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Improved goaltending prospects
  • Talent and depth on blue line
  • Many pro-level prospects
Weaknesses
  • Lack of right wingers
  • Few top-tier forwards

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. Mackenzie Blackwood CHL 7.5 C
2. Ken Appleby CHL 7.5 D
3. Scott Wedgewood Pro 7.0 C

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 C
3. Miles Wood NCAA 6.5 C
4. Brett Seney NCAA 6.5 C
5. Ben Thomson Pro 5.5 B
6. Brandon Baddock CHL 5.5 C

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Pavel Zacha CHL 8.0 B
2. Blake Coleman NCAA 7.0 C
3. John Quenneville CHL 7.0 C
4. Blake Speers CHL 7.0 C
5. Artur Gavrus Europe 7.0 D
6. Joey Dudek Junior 7.0 D
7. Graham Black Pro 6.5 C
8. Alex Kerfoot NCAA 6.5 C
9. Joseph Blandisi Pro 6.5 C
10. Ryan Kujawinski CHL 6.5 C
11. Ben Johnson Pro 6.5 D
12. Blake Pietila NCAA 6.0 B

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Steve Santini NCAA 7.5 C
2. Joshua Jacobs NCAA 7.0 C
3. Reece Scarlett Pro 6.5 C
4. Raman Hrabarenka Pro 6.5 C
5. Colton White CHL 6.5 C
6. Vojtech Mozik Pro 6.5 D
7. Seth Helgeson Pro 6.0 B
8. Ryan Rehill CHL 6.0 C

On the Rush – October 2015

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Photo: Colton Parayko (Courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Photo: Colton Parayko is an early Calder candidate after outpacing his production in the AHL last season during his first 18 games in the NHL. (Courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Welcome to the October edition of On the Rush, the first of 2015-16. For first-time readers, this is a monthly column featuring prospects at various levels of competition who are either exceeding expectations, or falling a little behind. Read more»

AHL Eastern Conference Notebook, November, 2015: Marlies, Penguins off to strong starts

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William Nylander - Toronto Marlies

Photo: Toronto Marlies forward and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect William Nylander is tied for the scoring lead in the AHL with 20 points in 15 games (courtesy of Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)

Through the first six weeks of the 2015-16 American Hockey League (AHL) season, four teams in the Eastern Conference have separated themselves from the rest of the group. The top two teams in the East – the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Toronto Marlies – have done so with extraordinary play in opposite regards, with one team (Toronto) lighting the lamp at an alarming rate and the other (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton) playing stalwart defense. Read more»

Good starts aplenty for New Jersey Devils prospects in the CHL

by John Iadevaia
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Photo:  Josh Jacobs has six assists in 13 games during his OHL debut with the Sarnia Sting, just three short of the nine he had for Michigan State University in 2014-15. (Courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Photo: Josh Jacobs has six assists in 13 games during his OHL debut with the Sarnia Sting, just three short of the nine he had for Michigan State University in 2014-15. (Courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Since taking over the franchise, General Manager Ray Shero and Head Coach John Hynes have instituted a new mindset for the New Jersey Devils franchise. That change in thinking has seen the parent club grow closer together and compete hard each night. The organization’s prospects have learned from that as well, following a development and training camp with the new staff. Read more»

Oil Kings’ Baddock hoping heavy minutes in overage season will lead to NHL contract

by Chris Roberts
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Brandon Baddock - Edmonton Oil Kings

Photo: Edmonton Oil Kings forward and New Jersey Devils prospect Brandon Baddock has produced 369 penalty minutes in 203 WHL games (courtesy of Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Brandon Baddock could be playing for the AHL’s Albany Devils this season. His career season with the Edmonton Oil Kings in 2014-15 certainly would have warranted a contract from the New Jersey Devils, the team that selected him in the sixth round of the 2014 NHL Draft. Read more»

New Jersey Devils prospect depth to be tested this season

by John Iadevaia
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Photo: Although defenseman Seth Helgeson got into 22 games with the New Jersey Devils in 2014-15, he began this season with the AHL’s Albany Devils. (Courtesy of Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images)

Photo: Although defenseman Seth Helgeson got into 22 games with the New Jersey Devils in 2014-15, he began this season with the AHL’s Albany Devils. (Courtesy of Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images)

With new management comes a new direction for the New Jersey Devils. Under the guidance of General Manager Ray Shero and Head Coach John Hynes, the team is shifting its focus from the backend to the attack. The burden now falls onto the current crop of prospects within the system, most of whom were signed from the Lou Lamoriello era. They will be challenged to determine whether they are NHL players or hurdles for the next wave of players to surpass in this new era of Devils hockey. Read more»

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