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

About Prospect Scores and Probability

Prospect Criteria

Legend of Players' Leagues
Playing in N.A. Pro (NHL, AHL, ECHL, etc.)
Playing in CHL (OHL, QMJHL, WHL)
Playing in NCAA
Playing in Europe
Playing in Junior 'A' (USHL, BCHL, AJHL, etc.)
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League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Ilya Sorokin Europe 7.5 D
2. Stephon Williams Pro 7.0 C
3. Linus Soderstrom Europe 7.0 C
4. Christopher Gibson Pro 6.5 C
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 Pro 6.5 B

Left Wing

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


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


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. Kyle Burroughs Pro 6.5 C
10. Kevin Czuczman Pro 6.5 C
11. Devon Toews NCAA 6.5 C
12. Doyle Somerby NCAA 6.5 D
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

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