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. Scott Wedgewood Pro 7.5 D
2. Keith Kinkaid Pro 7.0 C
3. Maxime Clermont Pro 7.0 D
4. Anthony Brodeur CHL 6.0 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Mike Sislo Pro 6.0 C

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Reid Boucher Pro 7.5 C
2. Artur Gavrus Europe 7.0 D
3. Myles Bell CHL 7.0 D
4. Miles Wood Junior 7.0 D
5. Harri Pesonen Pro 6.5 D
6. Blake Pietila NCAA 6.0 B
7. Mike Hoeffel Pro 6.0 C
8. Derek Rodwell NCAA 6.0 C
9. Ben Thomson CHL 5.5 C
10. Riley Boychuk Pro 5.5 D

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Stefan Matteau Pro 7.0 C
2. Blake Coleman NCAA 6.5 C
3. Graham Black CHL 6.5 C
4. Ben Johnson CHL 6.5 D
5. Alex Kerfoot NCAA 6.5 D
6. Ryan Kujawinski CHL 6.5 D
7. David Wohlberg Pro 6.0 B
8. Scott Timmins Pro 5.5 C

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Jon Merrill Pro 8.0 C
2. Damon Severson CHL 7.5 C
3. Alexander Urbom Pro 7.0 C
4. Reece Scarlett Pro 7.0 C
5. Eric Gelinas Pro 7.0 C
6. Steve Santini NCAA 7.0 C
7. Seth Helgeson Pro 6.5 B
8. Brandon Burlon Pro 6.5 C
9. Curtis Gedig NCAA 6.0 C
10. Joe Faust NCAA 6.0 D
11. Raman Hrabarenka Pro 6.0 D
12. Harry Young Pro 5.5 C

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