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. Scott Wedgewood Pro 7.0 C
3. Ken Appleby CHL 7.0 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. Joseph Blandisi Pro 7.0 C
3. Miles Wood Pro 7.0 C
4. Ben Thomson Pro 6.5 D
5. Brett Seney NCAA 6.5 D
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. Alex Kerfoot NCAA 7.0 C
4. John Quenneville CHL 7.0 C
5. Blake Speers CHL 7.0 C
6. Artur Gavrus Europe 7.0 F
7. Graham Black Pro 6.5 C
8. Ryan Kujawinski CHL 6.5 C
9. Joey Dudek Junior 6.5 D
10. Ben Johnson Pro 6.5 F
11. Blake Pietila NCAA 6.0 B

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Steve Santini Pro 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 C
7. Seth Helgeson Pro 6.0 B
8. Ryan Rehill CHL 6.0 C

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