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. Mackenzie Blackwood CHL 7.5 C
2. 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 Junior 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 CHL 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. Damon Severson Pro 7.5 B
2. Steve Santini NCAA 7.5 C
3. Joshua Jacobs NCAA 7.0 C
4. Reece Scarlett Pro 6.5 C
5. Raman Hrabarenka Pro 6.5 C
6. Colton White CHL 6.5 C
7. Vojtech Mozik Pro 6.5 D
8. Seth Helgeson Pro 6.0 B
9. Ryan Rehill CHL 6.0 C

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