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. 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
5. Andrew Hammond Pro 6.0 C

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Gabriel Gagne CHL 7.5 D
2. Tobias Lindberg Pro 7.0 C
3. Buddy Robinson Pro 6.5 C
4. Chris LeBlanc NCAA 5.5 D

Left Wing

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

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Colin White NCAA 8.0 C
2. Filip Chlapik CHL 7.0 B
3. Ryan Dzingel Pro 6.5 C
4. Robbie Baillargeon NCAA 6.5 D
5. Travis Ewanyk Pro 6.0 C
6. Quentin Shore NCAA 6.0 C
7. 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 D
7. Mikael Wikstrand Pro 6.5 C
8. Kelly Summers NCAA 6.5 C
9. Michael Sdao Pro 6.5 D
10. Miles Gendron NCAA 6.5 D
11. Troy Rutkowski Pro 6.0 D
12. Tim Boyle Pro 5.0 C

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