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

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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

New York Islanders system flush with defensive talent

by Christian Litscher

Brock Nelson - New York Islanders

Photo: Forward Brock Nelson is one of many prospects who have played some NHL games for the Islanders this season. Nelson was selected 30th overall in the 2010 NHL Draft. (courtesy of Andy Mead/YCJ/Icon SMI)

The New York Islanders are starting to reap the rewards of high drafting and solid player development. After years of finishing at the bottom of the standings, the organization has developed a core of young talent who led them to the playoffs in 2013. More help is still on the way too, as the Islanders have quality prospects at every position.

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On the Rush, November 2013

by HF Staff

Anthony Mantha - Team Canada

Photo: Red Wings draft pick Anthony Mantha has torn up the QMJHL and put himself in prime position for a prominent role on Team Canada at the 2014 WJC (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Welcome to the November 2013 edition of On the Rush, a monthly column featuring prospects at various competition levels who are either exceeding expectations or falling a little behind.

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Pelech enjoying elder statesman role with surging Otters

by Jason Menard
Adam Pelech - Erie Otters

Photo: Erie Otters defenseman and New York Islanders prospect Adam Pelech is following in the footsteps of two older brothers to the pro game (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

If it seems that Adam Pelech is comfortable in his role as one of the Erie Otters’ elder statesmen, it may be because it’s a position he feels he’s played for a few years already.

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Team Rankings: Deep, skilled prospect pool puts Tampa Bay Lightning in top spot

by HF Staff

Jonathan Drouin - Tampa Bay Lightning

Photo: Picked third overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2013 NHL Draft, Jonathan Drouin brings elite skill to an already deep and talented group of Lightning prospects. (courtesy of Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Hockey's Future presents the top grouping of the Fall NHL Team Rankings. The staff's ranking of each NHL team's system is 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 rankings are done twice a year, with this ranking meant to represent the state of the prospect pools in the early stages of the 2013-14 season.

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Big things expected from New York Islanders prospects in 2013-14 season

by Josh Buckingham

Ville Pokka - New York Islanders

Photo: Defenseman Ville Pokka is one of many very talented defensive prospects in the New York Islanders system. (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Coming off an improbable playoff berth in 2013, the New York Islanders enter the 2013-14 season with high expectations. They are still a very young club with a lot of promise and should only get better with experience.

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