Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Deep and diverse group of defensemen
  • High skill level at forward
  • Depth at goaltending
Weaknesses
  • Forward prospects lack grit
  • Many prospects are high risk/high reward

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. Ilya Sorokin Europe 7.5 D
2. Linus Soderstrom Europe 7.5 D
3. Christopher Gibson Pro 7.0 D
4. Stephon Williams Pro 7.0 D
5. Jean-Francois Berube Pro 6.5 D
6. Eamon McAdam NCAA 6.0 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Josh Ho-Sang CHL 8.0 D
2. Sebastian Collberg Europe 7.0 D
3. Taylor Cammarata NCAA 7.0 D
4. Kirill Petrov Europe 6.5 F

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Michael Dal Colle CHL 8.0 C
2. Anthony Beauvillier CHL 7.5 C
3. Shane Prince Pro 7.0 C
4. Ross Johnston Pro 6.0 D
5. Mike Halmo Pro 5.5 B
6. Justin Vaive Pro 5.5 D

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Mathew Barzal CHL 8.0 C
2. Carter Verhaeghe Pro 7.0 C
3. Alan Quine Pro 6.5 C
4. Johan Sundstrom Europe 6.5 C
5. Kyle Schempp NCAA 6.5 D

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Ryan Pulock Pro 8.0 C
2. Mitchell Vande Sompel CHL 7.5 D
3. Matt Finn Pro 7.0 C
4. Scott Mayfield Pro 7.0 C
5. Adam Pelech Pro 7.0 C
6. Parker Wotherspoon CHL 7.0 C
7. Ryan Pilon CHL 7.0 D
8. Jesse Graham Pro 6.5 C
9. Kevin Czuczman Pro 6.5 C
10. Devon Toews NCAA 6.5 C
11. Doyle Somerby NCAA 6.5 D
12. Kyle Burroughs Pro 6.0 C
13. Loic Leduc Pro 6.0 D
14. Jake Bischoff NCAA 6.0 D
15. Petter Hansson Europe 6.0 D
16. Andong Song Junior 5.5 D

NHL Prospect Signings: Islanders sign NCAA prospect, free agent from QMJHL

by Ken McKenna
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Stephon Williams - Minnesota State University - 2015 WCHA Final Five - Championship

Photo: Former Minnesota State University goaltender and New York Islanders prospect Stephon Williams (#35) played a major part in the Mavericks’ ranking as the #1 seed for the NCAA Tournament (courtesy of Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

The New York Islanders have built up a solid group of prospects in recent years, with the payoff being just their third playoff appearance in the past 10 seasons. They continued adding to their prospect depth at the pro level with the signing of two prospects, one a draftee and the other a free agent. Read more»

Prospect Faceoff: Top NHL prospects go head-to-head in the CHL, NCAA as playoff action begins

by David Hahn
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Daniel Carr - Hamilton Bulldogs; Connor Brown - Toronto Marlies - Prospect Faceoff

Photo: Top AHL rookies Daniel Carr of the Hamilton Bulldogs (L) and Connor Brown of the Toronto Marlies (R) go head-to-head in one of the more interesting NHL prospect matchups this weekend (courtesy of Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)

All three CHL leagues begin playoff action this weekend. There are three particularly interesting games on hand, games that feature a mix of high-end prospects and valuable role players as teams in the OHL, QMJHL, and WHL collide. Meanwhile, the NCAA Tournament begins this weekend, and one matchup in particular is worthy of extra attention. In the AHL, two top scorers from far different backgrounds clash as the AHL season starts to wind down. Read more»

New York Islanders sport a glut of prospects in goal

by Christian Litscher
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Photo: Eamon McAdam has shown a drastic improvement in his second season with the Nittany Lions (Courtesy of Justin Berl/Icon Sportswire)

Photo: Eamon McAdam has shown a drastic improvement in his second season with the Nittany Lions (Courtesy of Justin Berl/Icon Sportswire)

New York Islanders GM Garth Snow continued his tendency to take NCAA-bound players with mid to late-round picks at the 2014 draft, selecting a pair of overagers in Devon Toews and Kyle Schempp. The Islanders have had success drafting NCAA players, with recent picks Kyle Okposo, Brock Nelson, and Anders Lee all becoming impact players for the Islanders. Although the Islanders tend to favour North American players, they selected a pair of European netminders in Linus Soderstrom and Ilya Sorokin. They represent the future in goal for the Islanders, along with collegiate netminders Eamon McAdam and Stephon Williams. Read more»

2014-15 Calder Poll: Ekblad impresses but Forsberg remains atop February ranking

by Tony Piscotta
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Aaron Ekblad - Florida Panthers

Photo: Florida Panthers rookie defenseman Aaron Ekblad has displayed the same maturity and talent level in his first NHL season that he was known for during his junior hockey days with the OHL’s Barrie Colts (courtesy of Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images)

Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad has played a key role in his team’s surprising push for the final wild card playoff spot in the NHL’s Eastern Conference and as a result has all but closed the gap with Nashville Predators‘ left wing Filip Forsberg — the leading scorer among rookies — in the February Hockey’s Future Calder Trophy poll. Read more»

Gillies leads small but impressive group of NHL-drafted goaltenders from the NCAA

by DJ Powers
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Jon Gillies - Providence College

Photo: Providence College has maintained a presence in the top 15 of the NCAA Hockey rankings, with goaltender and Calgary Flames prospect Jon Gillies playing a big part in the team’s success in 2014-15 (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)

Fifteen NHL-drafted goaltenders are playing in the NCAA this season. Hockey’s Future takes a closer at the top five, all of whom are among the nominees for this year’s Mike Richter Award that was recently announced. This ranking is based on season performance, overall developmental progress and NHL potential. Unless otherwise noted, all stats are current as of Feb. 28th. Read more»

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