Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
  • Depth at Center
  • Toughness
  • Deep and diverse group of defensemen
  • Many prospects are high risk/high reward
  • Lack of depth at Wing

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. Anders Nilsson Pro 7.0 C
3. Linus Soderstrom Europe 7.0 C
4. Mikko Koskinen Europe 7.0 D
5. Eamon McAdam NCAA 7.0 D
6. Stephon Williams NCAA 7.0 D

Right Wing

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

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Michael Dal Colle CHL 8.0 C
2. Taylor Cammarata NCAA 7.5 D
3. John Persson Pro 6.0 C
4. Mike Halmo Pro 6.0 C


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Ryan Strome Pro 8.0 C
2. Anders Lee Pro 7.0 C
3. Viktor Crus Rydberg CHL 7.0 D
4. Johan Sundstrom Pro 6.5 C
5. Alan Quine Pro 6.5 D
6. Jason Clark Pro 6.5 D
7. Kyle Schempp NCAA 6.5 D
8. Lukas Sutter CHL 6.0 D


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Griffin Reinhart CHL 8.0 C
2. Ville Pokka Europe 7.5 C
3. Ryan Pulock CHL 7.5 C
4. Calvin de Haan Pro 7.0 B
5. Matt Donovan Pro 7.0 C
6. Scott Mayfield Pro 7.0 C
7. Adam Pelech CHL 7.0 C
8. Andrey Pedan Pro 7.0 D
9. Jesse Graham CHL 6.5 C
10. Kyle Burroughs CHL 6.5 C
11. Kevin Czuczman Pro 6.5 C
12. Robbie Russo NCAA 6.5 D
13. Aaron Ness Pro 6.0 C
14. Devon Toews NCAA 6.0 C
15. Doyle Somerby NCAA 6.0 D
16. Loic Leduc CHL 6.0 D
17. Jake Bischoff NCAA 6.0 D

2012 World Championship: John Tavares, Canada

by Chapin Landvogt


Photo: New York Islanders forward John Tavares turned in a good offensive performance for Team Canada at the 2012 World Championship (courtesy of

Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

Former New York Islanders 1st overall draft pick John Tavares has taken a huge step in development in each of his first three seasons in the NHL. Picked with the hope of one day leading the New York Islanders into regular contention, the franchise has been expecting him to also lead the way in the scoring department, something he’s done in each of his three seasons with the team, going from 54 to 67 to 81 points over this period of time.
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New York Islanders have assortment of top-end talent in the NCAA and Europe

by Josh Buckingham

Anders Lee is one of a handful of immensely talented players representing the New York Islanders in the NCAA. Projected as a top-nine forward, Lee is thought to already have an NHL-ready frame. (Photo courtesy of Zumapress/Icon SMI)


The New York Islanders have stockpiled some very serious talent in the NCAA, SEL, and KHL. Most of these young guns need a few more years of seasoning before joining the Isles, though one of them, Brock Nelson, could be ready as soon as next year. Nelson is fresh off signing an entry-level contract with the Islanders after a breakout collegiate season. So far he is the only NCCA player to have signed a contract with the Isles this season, but more will be joining him in the next few years.
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NHL is number one goal for Andrey Pedan

by Alessandro Seren Rosso
Photo: Defenseman Andrey Pedan has exploded offensively this season, managing 10 goals, 30 assists, and 152 penalty minutes in 63 regular season games. (Photo courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Nineteen-year-old Andrey Pedan is among those Russians who preferred venturing in the Canadian junior leagues system, rather than going for the usual route for European players; playing junior hockey back home then signing a contract directly with their draft team several years later. "My agent Alexei Dementiev advised me to go and play in the OHL, and this is what I did as I completely trust him. I think it was a good decision, I already adapted to the small ice surface last year and this year I further improved my game", Pedan said in Russian.

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Mason continuing a tradition of fine goaltending in London

by Jason Menard

Gilles Gilbert, Fred Brathwaite, Jeff Reese, Peter Ing, Pat Riggin, and – most recently – Adam Dennis (BUF). The list of quality goaltenders whose route to the NHL has taken them through London, Ontario is notable in its length and quality. But it’s safe to say that few have had as bumpy a ride as current London Knights starter – and Columbus Blue Jackets draft pick – Steve Mason.

Although Mason’s currently enjoying the lion’s share of the netminding duties for the Knights, it’s a role that he earned by enduring a year of frustration, turmoil, and hard work – although most of that occurred away from the glare of the lights at the John Labatt Centre in the less-spectacular confines of the Knights’ practice facility.

Mason served as the backup for Dennis last season. It was a season that saw Dennis play in 57 games – including an unfathomable 45-straight contests, en route to breaking the OHL’s record for single-season victories with 44. In fact, last season started off particularly auspiciously for Mason last year as he was shellacked in the early going as Dennis and a trio of other key players remained at NHL training camps. In the end, while the wins came, Mason saw action in just 12 games, compiling a 5-3 record with a 2.66 GAA and .931 save percentage.

Oh, what a difference a year makes. This year, Mason has suited up for 29 games already and while his GAA has increased to 3.18 playing behind the run-and-gun Knights with their suspect defense, his .918 save percentage and the general accolades that he’s received f Read more»

Andy Chiodo Displays True Grit in Being Drafted Twice

by Bill Placzek
Fate just put me there. An innocent draft watcher just waiting for my Blackhawks to change their fate. I never thought I would be smack dab in the middle of a snafu that certainly made draft history. I just happened to be sitting in section with Chiodo entourage: Andy, his parents, friends, agent,advisors,and coach Dave Cameron. There was talk about how Atlanta had made inroads and were definitely interested in taking the young goaltender. As a new franchise they were looking for help in net and Chiodo is a young man who handles adversity well. The every fact that he had to share time in net on the Toronto St. Petes with Peter Budaj probably had already weaken his hold on a draft slot. Loss of starts means lack of showcase by NHL scouts.

As the 5th round cranked into the fourth pick, the voice at the podium blared out, “Atlanta Thrashers pick, from St. Mike’s of the OHA, Andy Chiodo.”

There was the usual celebration with the draftee, alone, making his way to the floor to meet the team’s management. Usually photos and baseball cap fittings ensued.

Not this time.

We all watched as Andy Chiodo made his way back to his seat to the bewilderment of his following. Andy returned and quietly explained why he was no longer on the hallowed draft floor. I tried hard to hear as Andy quietly repeated the story to members of his enclave. Apparently Atlanta, though interested in him, also had Colorado College’ Colin Stuart on their board. When a team decides, the name goes two places. One to the central registry which is the official pick and the other to the podium. Ap Read more»