Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Deep group of goaltenders
  • Many NHL-ready prospects
  • Diverse group of defenceman
Weaknesses
  • Few top-tier prospects

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. Matt O'Connor Pro 7.5 D
2. Marcus Hogberg Europe 7.0 C
3. Joey Daccord Junior 7.0 D
4. Chris Driedger Pro 6.5 C

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Gabriel Gagne CHL 7.5 D
2. Casey Bailey Pro 7.0 D
3. Michael Keranen Pro 6.5 D
4. Buddy Robinson Pro 6.0 C
5. Chris LeBlanc NCAA 5.5 D

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Francis Perron CHL 7.5 D
2. Matt Puempel Pro 7.0 B
3. Alex Guptill Pro 7.0 D
4. Max McCormick Pro 6.5 C
5. Filip Ahl Europe 6.5 C
6. Shane Eiserman Pro 6.0 C

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Colin White NCAA 8.0 C
2. Ryan Dzingel Pro 7.0 B
3. Nick Paul Pro 7.0 B
4. Filip Chlapik CHL 7.0 B
5. Robbie Baillargeon NCAA 6.5 D
6. Travis Ewanyk Pro 6.0 C
7. Quentin Shore NCAA 6.0 C
8. Ryan Rupert Pro 6.0 C
9. Vincent Dunn CHL 6.0 C

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Thomas Chabot CHL 8.0 C
2. Andreas Englund Europe 7.5 C
3. Fredrik Claesson Pro 7.0 C
4. Ben Harpur Pro 7.0 C
5. Christian Jaros Europe 7.0 C
6. Christian Wolanin NCAA 7.0 C
7. Mikael Wikstrand Pro 7.0 D
8. Kelly Summers NCAA 6.5 C
9. Miles Gendron NCAA 6.5 C
10. Michael Sdao Pro 6.5 D
11. Cody Donaghey CHL 6.5 D
12. Jerome Gauthier-Leduc Pro 6.0 D
13. Troy Rutkowski Pro 6.0 D

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Colin White - Boston College

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