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

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. Anders Nilsson Pro 7.0 C
2. Kevin Poulin Pro 7.0 C
3. Mikko Koskinen Europe 7.0 D
4. Eamon McAdam NCAA 7.0 D
5. Stephon Williams NCAA 7.0 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Sebastian Collberg Europe 8.0 D
2. Kirill Kabanov Europe 7.0 D
3. Kirill Petrov Europe 7.0 D
4. Matt Mangene Pro 6.0 C

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Taylor Cammarata NCAA 7.5 D
2. John Persson Pro 6.0 C
3. Mike Halmo Pro 6.0 C

Centers

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. Joey Diamond Pro 6.5 D

Defensemen

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. Marc Cantin Pro 6.5 D
13. Robbie Russo NCAA 6.5 D
14. Aaron Ness Pro 6.0 C
15. Doyle Somerby NCAA 6.0 D
16. Loic Leduc CHL 6.0 D
17. Jake Bischoff NCAA 6.0 D

New York Islanders 2012 draft review

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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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Video: 2012 NHL Draft – Griffin Reinhart, New York Islanders

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Photo: Edmonton Oil Kings defenseman Griffin Reinhart's draft stock rose as the 2011-12 season progressed, leading to his fourth overall selection at the 2012 NHL Draft (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

 

Bloodlines may or may not make a difference in hockey, but the New York Islanders might think so as they used the fourth overall selection at the 2012 NHL Draft on Edmonton Oil Kings defenseman Griffin Reinhart.

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Video: 2012 NHL Combine – Griffin Reinhart, Edmonton Oil Kings

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Photo: Edmonton Oil Kings defenseman Griffin Reinhart took part in the 2012 CHL Top Propsects Game, picking up a goal for the victorious Team Orr (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/CHL Images)

 

Edmonton Oil Kings defenseman Griffin Reinhart had a season to remember, one that included a WHL championship and a trip to the Memorial Cup Tournament.  But the best will be saved for last, with Reinhart likely to be a high draft pick at next week's 2012 NHL Draft.

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New York Islanders 2012 draft preview

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Photo: Ryan Strome was the New York Islanders first round pick in 2011 and the fifth overall that year. (Brace Hemmelgarn/Icon SMI)

 

The New York Islanders will be picking fourth in the 2012 NHL Draft marking the fourth straight year they will have a top five selection.

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Hockey’s Future Organizational Rankings, Spring 2012: 1-10

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Photo: Forward John Huberdeau is the top prospect for the Florida Panthers and one of the top forwards not currently playing hockey at the professional level. (Cliff Welch/Icon SMI)

Below is the final part of Hockey's Future's 2012 Spring Organizational Rankings. The rankings were determined by taking each NHL team's entire prospect pool into consideration as well as the likelihood those prospects are to meet their maximum potential. For reference, each team's top five prospects are included, as well as the players they have graduated, traded, or added to their pool over the 2011-12 season. To be eligible, a player must meet HF's prospect criteria. The rankings are done twice each season, in the fall and spring.

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