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. Connor Chatham CHL 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. Blake Pietila NCAA 6.0 B
6. Mike Hoeffel Pro 6.0 C
7. Derek Rodwell NCAA 6.0 C
8. Ben Thomson CHL 5.5 C
9. Brandon Baddock CHL 5.5 C

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Stefan Matteau Pro 7.0 C
2. John Quenneville CHL 7.0 C
3. Joey Dudek Junior 7.0 D
4. Blake Coleman NCAA 6.5 C
5. Graham Black CHL 6.5 C
6. Ben Johnson CHL 6.5 D
7. Alex Kerfoot NCAA 6.5 D
8. Ryan Kujawinski CHL 6.5 D
9. David Wohlberg Pro 6.0 B
10. 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. Joshua Jacobs Junior 7.0 C
8. Seth Helgeson Pro 6.5 B
9. Brandon Burlon Pro 6.5 C
10. Curtis Gedig NCAA 6.0 C
11. Ryan Rehill CHL 6.0 C
12. Joe Faust NCAA 6.0 D
13. Raman Hrabarenka Pro 6.0 D

Forwards dominate New Jersey Devils prospect awards

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Seth Helgeson - New Jersey Devils

Photo: Seth Helgeson was the only senior defenseman on the Minnesota Golden Gophers roster this season. Helgeson recently signed a two-year entry-level contract with the New Jersey Devils. (courtesy of Scott A. Schneider/Getty Images)

As the 2012-13 season comes to a close, it is time to hand out the end of the year awards for the New Jersey Devils prospects. While the NHL team struggled, many of their junior players performed very well for their respected clubs. What may be surprising are that most of the recipients are forwards. New Jersey features a healthy stock of quality defensemen, but lacks depth and talent up front. Still, the few standouts had terrific seasons that cannot be overlooked.

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New Jersey Devils top 20 brimming with pro-ready defensemen

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Michigan v Minnesota

Photo: Defenseman Jon Merrill remains the top prospect for the New Jersey Devils. Merrill recently signed an NHL contract after playing three years at the University of Michigan. (courtesy of Scott A. Schneider/Getty Images)

An important summer approaches for the New Jersey Devils organization. With a plethora of free agents that may or may not be re-signed, the organization may give its minor league and junior prospects an opportunity to crack the NHL lineup.

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New Jersey Devils have numerous forward prospects at the Canadian junior level

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Stefan Matteau - New Jersey Devils

Photo: Forward prospect Stefan Matteau had plenty of drama in his 2012-13 season, from playing 17 games in the NHL to later being dismissed by his QMJHL team. (Andy Mead/YCJ/Icon SMI)

The New Jersey Devils 2012 draft class included seven junior level prospects, the most they have had come out of the CHL and Junior 'A' levels since 2008. With seven of the nine players at the junior level being forwards, the Devils can look ahead to restocking a struggling and low scoring Albany Devils AHL squad that has missed the playoffs three years in a row.

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Team Rankings: Columbus Blue Jackets system has contributed to NHL playoff push

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Cam Atkinson - Columbus Blue Jackets

Photo: Cam Atkinson is one of several Blue Jackets prospects who has seen regular time in the lineup for Columbus during the 2013 NHL season (courtesy of Jason Mowry/Icon SMI)

Welcome to the Hockey's Future Spring NHL Team Rankings, the staff's ranking of each NHL team's system based on the strength of the entire prospect pool. For reference, just the top five prospects are listed. To be eligible, a prospect must meet HF's prospect criteria. The ranking is done twice a year, with this edition being an update to the Fall ranking.

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Team Rankings: Columbus Blue Jackets feature improved prospect pool after busy off-season

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Ryan Murray - Columbus Blue Jackets

Photo: Though the Columbus Blue Jackets added several important prospects this past off-season, none were more prominent than defenseman Ryan Murray, who was selected second overall in the 2012 NHL Draft. (Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Below is the bottom third of the NHL Team Rankings in terms of prospects as voted on by Hockey's Future staff. To determine the ranking, each team's entire prospect pool was taken into consideration. For reference, just the top five prospects are listed. To be eligible, a prospect must meet HF's prospect criteria. The rankings are done twice a year, with the second scheduled to be published in the Spring.

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