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

New York Islanders boast small, high-end group of juniors

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Photo: Mathew Barzal will graduate to the Canadian U20 team this winter after competing in the U18 World Junior Championships for the last two tournaments. (Courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

Photo: Mathew Barzal will graduate to the Canadian U20 team this winter after competing in the U18 World Junior Championships for the last two tournaments. (Courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

The New York Islanders have a small, but supremely talented group of junior prospects. They have looked to the CHL early in the NHL draft, as four of the six juniors have been first round picks; two in 2014 in Michael Dal Colle and Josh Ho-Sang, and two in 2015 with Mathew Barzal and Anthony Beauvillier. Read more»

On the Rush – October 2015

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Photo: Colton Parayko (Courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Photo: Colton Parayko is an early Calder candidate after outpacing his production in the AHL last season during his first 18 games in the NHL. (Courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Welcome to the October edition of On the Rush, the first of 2015-16. For first-time readers, this is a monthly column featuring prospects at various levels of competition who are either exceeding expectations, or falling a little behind. Read more»

AHL Eastern Conference Notebook, November, 2015: Marlies, Penguins off to strong starts

by Tony Androckitis
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William Nylander - Toronto Marlies

Photo: Toronto Marlies forward and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect William Nylander is tied for the scoring lead in the AHL with 20 points in 15 games (courtesy of Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)

Through the first six weeks of the 2015-16 American Hockey League (AHL) season, four teams in the Eastern Conference have separated themselves from the rest of the group. The top two teams in the East – the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Toronto Marlies – have done so with extraordinary play in opposite regards, with one team (Toronto) lighting the lamp at an alarming rate and the other (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton) playing stalwart defense. Read more»

No rush for deep and diverse group of New York Islanders prospects

by Christian Litscher
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Photo: Although Kevin Czuczman hasn’t put on an Islanders jersey since his 13-game stint in March, 2014, it is only a matter of time before he finds his way back to the NHL. (Courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Photo: Although Kevin Czuczman hasn’t put on an Islanders jersey since his 13-game stint in March, 2014, it is only a matter of time before he finds his way back to the NHL. (Courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The New York Islanders prospect pool remains one of the stronger ones in the NHL. There are high-upside players and depth at every position. The Islanders have been able to stock the system with four first-round picks in the past two drafts. With these picks, they have taken four forwards: Michael Dal Colle, Josh Ho-Sang, Mathew Barzal, and Anthony Beauvillier. They are all tremendously skilled and represent the next wave of forward prospects for the Islanders. Ryan Pulock was the team’s first-round pick in 2013, and is on the cusp of cracking the NHL lineup. Read more»

Top 50 NHL Prospects: Defensemen dominate the 11-20 group in the Fall rankings

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Noah Hanifin - Carolina Hurricanes

Photo: Carolina Hurricanes rookie defenseman Noah Hanifin has appeared in nine games for the team in 2015-16, posting two assists in those appearances (courtesy of Andy Mead/YCJ/Icon Sportswire)

A total of five defenseman make up half of the 11-20 section in the Hockey’s Future ranking of the Top 50 NHL prospects. Add in a goaltender, and you have six players whose primary focus is to prevent the opposing team from generating offense. Read more»

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