Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Deep and diverse group on defense
  • Many prospects close to NHL ready
  • Depth and skill at forward
Weaknesses
  • Lack of elite defensive talent

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. Chris Driedger Pro 6.5 C
2. Marcus Hogberg Europe 6.5 C
3. Andrew Hammond Pro 6.0 C

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Tobias Lindberg CHL 7.0 C
2. Cole Schneider Pro 6.0 B
3. Buddy Robinson Pro 6.0 C
4. Chris LeBlanc NCAA 5.5 D

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Nicholas Paul CHL 7.0 B
2. Matt Puempel Pro 7.0 C
3. Shane Prince Pro 7.0 C
4. Alex Guptill Pro 7.0 D
5. Max McCormick Pro 6.5 D
6. Shane Eiserman Junior 6.0 C
7. Darren Kramer Pro 6.0 D
8. Jakub Culek Pro 6.0 D
9. Garrett Thompson Pro 6.0 D
10. Francis Perron CHL 6.0 D

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Curtis Lazar Pro 7.5 B
2. Jean-Gabriel Pageau Pro 6.5 B
3. Ryan Dzingel Pro 6.5 C
4. Vincent Dunn CHL 6.5 C
5. Robbie Baillargeon NCAA 6.5 D
6. Quentin Shore NCAA 6.0 C

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Ben Harpur CHL 7.0 C
2. Andreas Englund Europe 7.0 C
3. Fredrik Claesson Pro 6.5 B
4. Chris Wideman Pro 6.5 B
5. Mikael Wikstrand Europe 6.5 C
6. Kelly Summers NCAA 6.5 C
7. Michael Sdao Pro 6.5 D
8. Miles Gendron Junior 6.5 D
9. Troy Rutkowski Pro 6.0 D
10. Tim Boyle NCAA 5.0 C

Greyhounds’ Nurse the class of this season’s NHL-drafted OHL defensemen

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Darnell Nurse - Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

Photo: Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds defenseman and Edmonton Oilers prospect Darnell Nurse won gold with Team Canada at the 2015 World Junior Championship, and he is poised to make a run at the OHL championship with the Greyhounds (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images

 

The OHL has long been known for providing elite offensive forward talent to the NHL. Defensemen facing that type of player on a regular basis should result in a comparable coterie of elite defensive prospects whose talents have been honed by facing such formidable opposition. Read more»

(Video) First NHL Win: Senators’ Hammond stops 42 shots in first NHL start

by Ken McKenna
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Andrew Hammond - Ottawa Senators

Photo: Although he has two prior NHL appearances on his resume, Ottawa Senators rookie goaltender Andrew Hammond led his team onto the ice as an NHL starter for the first time, stopping 42 shots in a 4-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens (courtesy of Jason Kopinski/Icon Sportswire)

 

It was a night of firsts in the Ottawa SenatorsMontreal Canadiens tilt on Wednesday, with the host Senators getting the first NHL win for their 27-year-old goaltender, Andrew Hammond. Hammond turned away 42 of 44 shots on the night to pick up the 4-2 victory in his first NHL start. Read more»

Ottawa Senators prospects ascend depth chart

by Kristopher Bras
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Nick Paul - North Bay Battalion

Nick Paul is having a career year with the North Bay Battalion, which bodes well for Sens fans. (Image courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

 

The Ottawa Senators might not be playoff bound, but nevertheless it is an exciting time for the organization—and the youth movement is in full swing. Read more»

2014-15 Calder Poll: Forsberg, Gaudreau and Ekblad separate from the pack in January

by Tony Piscotta
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Johhny Gaudreau - Calgary Flames

Photo: Calgary Flames rookie forward Johnny Gaudreau is currently third in scoring for the Flames with 15 goals and 39 points in 52 games (courtesy of Kathleen Hinkel/Icon Sportswire)

 

Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg strengthened his hold on the top spot in the Hockey’s Future Calder Trophy poll in January while the Calgary FlamesJohnny Gaudreau and 18-year-old Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad appear to be his top challengers for the award. Read more»

Prospect Faceoff: Ho-Sang faces top 2015 goaltending prospect, Bulldogs spoil Nylander’s Marlies debut, and more

by David Hahn
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Prospect Faceoff - Josh Ho-Sang - Niagara IceDogs; Mackenzie Blackwood - Barrie Colts

Photo: Niagara IceDogs forward Josh Ho-Sang (NYI) and Barrie Colts goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood (2015) go head-to-head in one of the more interesting NHL prospect matchups this weekend (courtesy of Aaron Bell/Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

 

This week’s Prospect Faceoff feature includes a look at weekend matchups that include a couple of top performers from the 2015 World Juniors, plus interesting NHL prospect head-to-heads in NCAA and SHL play. In addition, we look back at the matchups featured in last week’s PF offering, including the results of William Nylander’s first North American action. Read more»

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