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. 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 CHL 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. Tom Nilsson Pro 6.5 C
9. Jesse Graham Pro 6.5 C
10. Kyle Burroughs Pro 6.5 C
11. Kevin Czuczman Pro 6.5 C
12. Devon Toews NCAA 6.5 C
13. Doyle Somerby NCAA 6.5 D
14. Loic Leduc Pro 6.0 D
15. Jake Bischoff NCAA 6.0 D
16. Petter Hansson Europe 6.0 D
17. Andong Song Junior 5.5 D

Team Rankings: Minnesota Wild owns impressive group of prospects with elite potential

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Mikael Granlund - Minnesota Wild

Photo: Drafted ninth overall in 2010, Finnish Center Mikael Granlund has made his AHL debut this season. Granlund was widely considered one of the best hockey players not playing in North America. (Juan DeLeon/Icon SMI)

Below is the top-10 section of Hockey's Future's NHL Team Rankings. The teams are ranked in terms of the quality of their overall prospect pool as voted on by the staff of Hockey's Future. 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.

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HF Prospect of the Month for November, 2012

by Andrew Sykes

Ryan Strome and Brett Ritchie - Niagara IceDogs

Photo: Niagara IceDogs forward and New York Islanders prospect Ryan Strome (#18) went on an offensive tear in November, which elevated teammate and Dallas Stars prospect, Brett Ritchie (#20) (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

This one was almost a no-brainer.

Ryan Strome’s phenomenal performance in the month made him the easy selection as the Hockey’s Future Prospect of the Month for November.

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Brock Nelson, Griffin Reinhart among New York Islanders’ prospects to watch in 2012-13

by Josh Buckingham

Kirill Kabanov and Kirill Petrov - New York Islanders

Photo: Kirill Kabanov and Kirill Petrov are two of the many talented forwards the Islanders have drafted over the past five years. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

With the announcement of the move to the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn to start the 2015-16 season, the future of the New York Islanders is suddenly very optimistic. The team has stockpiled talented prospects over the past several years and many of them are starting to look like promising NHL players.

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Ryan Strome leads a list promising talent for the New York Islanders

by Josh Buckingham

Calvin de Haan - New York Islanders

Photo: Plagued by injuries for much of his junior career, defenseman Calvin de Haan had a fairly healthy and productive rookie pro season in 2011-12. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The New York Islanders prospect pool is loaded with talent from top to bottom. General Manager Garth Snow has done an excellent job of stockpiling a deep pool of very promising prospects. At almost every position there is a player with the upside to emerge to the top of the depth chart, which is tremendous for the future of a struggling franchise such as the Islanders. Only time will tell however whether these prospects can put everything together and reach their potential.

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New York Islanders 2012 draft review

by Josh Buckingham


Photo: The New York Islanders used the fourth pick overall to select defenseman Griffin Reinhart, the highest pick they have used on a defenseman since 1995 (Courtesy of Ian Altenbaugh/HF)

New York Islanders GM Garth Snow selected defensemen early and often in 2012, using all seven picks to bolster their blue line. His seven picks included a prospect from each of the three Canadian major junior leagues, one from Finland, and two other American born blueliners.

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