Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Depth in potential third/fourth line players
  • Defensive and two-way defensemen in system
  • Potential power forwards
Weaknesses
  • No purely offensive defensemen in system
  • No future number one netminder in system

About Prospect Scores and Probability

Prospect Criteria

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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. Magnus Hellberg Pro 7.5 C
2. Brandon Halverson CHL 7.5 C
3. Igor Shestyorkin Europe 7.5 D
4. Antti Raanta Pro 7.0 C
5. Mackenzie Skapski Pro 6.5 D
6. Adam Huska Junior 6.0 C

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Robin Kovacs Europe 7.0 D
2. Daniel Bernhardt Europe 7.0 D
3. Josh Nicholls Pro 6.0 D
4. Michael Kantor Pro 5.5 D

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Pavel Buchnevich Europe 7.5 C
2. Ryan Gropp CHL 7.0 C
3. Richard Nejezchleb Pro 6.5 C
4. Marek Hrivik Pro 6.5 D
5. Chris McCarthy Pro 6.5 D
6. Matt Lindblad Pro 6.0 C

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Brad Morrison CHL 7.0 D
2. Oscar Lindberg Pro 6.5 B
3. Cristoval Nieves NCAA 6.5 C
4. Adam Tambellini Pro 6.5 C
5. Steven Fogarty NCAA 6.5 D
6. Aleksi Saarela Europe 6.5 D
7. Keegan Iverson CHL 6.0 C
8. Michael St. Croix Pro 6.0 D

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Brady Skjei Pro 7.5 C
2. Ryan Graves Pro 7.0 D
3. Dylan McIlrath Pro 6.5 B
4. Mat Bodie Pro 6.5 C
5. Sergey Zborovskiy CHL 6.5 C
6. Tommy Hughes Pro 6.5 D
7. Ryan Mantha CHL 6.5 D
8. Tyler Nanne NCAA 6.5 D
9. Petr Zamorsky Pro 6.0 C
10. Calle Andersson Pro 6.0 D
11. Samuel Noreau Pro 6.0 D
12. Troy Donnay Pro 5.5 C

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