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

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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. Joey Daccord 7.0 D
2. Chris Driedger Pro 6.5 C
3. Marcus Hogberg Europe 6.5 C
4. Andrew Hammond Pro 6.0 C

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Colin White Junior 8.0 D
2. Gabriel Gagne CHL 7.5 D
3. Tobias Lindberg CHL 7.0 C
4. Cole Schneider Pro 6.0 B
5. Buddy Robinson Pro 6.0 C
6. 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. Filip Ahl Europe 6.5 C
6. Max McCormick Pro 6.5 D
7. Shane Eiserman Junior 6.0 C
8. Darren Kramer Pro 6.0 D
9. Jakub Culek Pro 6.0 D
10. Garrett Thompson Pro 6.0 D
11. Francis Perron CHL 6.0 D

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Filip Chlapik CHL 7.0 C
2. Ryan Dzingel Pro 6.5 C
3. Vincent Dunn CHL 6.5 C
4. Robbie Baillargeon NCAA 6.5 D
5. Travis Ewanyk Pro 6.0 C
6. Quentin Shore NCAA 6.0 C

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Thomas Chabot CHL 8.0 C
2. Ben Harpur CHL 7.0 C
3. Andreas Englund Europe 7.0 C
4. Christian Jaros Europe 7.0 C
5. Christian Wolanin NCAA 7.0 D
6. Fredrik Claesson Pro 6.5 B
7. Chris Wideman Pro 6.5 B
8. Mikael Wikstrand Europe 6.5 C
9. Kelly Summers NCAA 6.5 C
10. Michael Sdao Pro 6.5 D
11. Miles Gendron Junior 6.5 D
12. Troy Rutkowski Pro 6.0 D
13. Tim Boyle NCAA 5.0 C

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Michael McCarron - Oshawa Generals; Sam Bennett - Kingston Frontenacs - Prospect Faceoff, 3/18

Photo: Oshawa Generals forward and Montreal Canadiens prospect Mike McCarron (L) goes head-to-head against Kingston Frontenacs forward and Calgary Flames prospect Sam Bennett (R) in a marquee NHL prospect matchup this weekend (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Jam packed with intriguing NHL prospect matchups, this week’s Prospect Faceoff is one you don’t want to miss.

In the OHL, Oshawa and Kingston meet for the eighth time this season, where one of the league’s premier power forwards meets a top draft pick returning from injury. Also, read on as top teams in the QMJHL and WHL battle for playoff positioning with a handful of games left. In the SHL, the playoffs are already underway and two promising young players need to step it up to help their teams advance. Finally, the NCHC wraps up their playoff tournament this weekend, a tournament that features a rematch from last year’s championship game. Read more»

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Aaron Ekblad - Florida Panthers

Photo: Florida Panthers rookie defenseman Aaron Ekblad has displayed the same maturity and talent level in his first NHL season that he was known for during his junior hockey days with the OHL’s Barrie Colts (courtesy of Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images)

Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad has played a key role in his team’s surprising push for the final wild card playoff spot in the NHL’s Eastern Conference and as a result has all but closed the gap with Nashville Predators‘ left wing Filip Forsberg — the leading scorer among rookies — in the February Hockey’s Future Calder Trophy poll. Read more»

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Connor McDavid - Erie Otters

Photo: Erie Otter forward and 2015 prospect Connor McDavid recently topped the 100-point mark in the 2014-15 season, doing so in just 38 games (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

This past week has been full of creative and jaw-dropping NHL prospect highlights. One QMJHL goaltender sets an unusual new standard in goal scoring, while another has yet to lose since making his NHL debut. A hometown hero breaks hearts by scoring with the “Forsberg move” in a clutch situation, and the future first overall pick displays why he deserves that accolade yet again. Two European forwards showcase their elite skill, and a former prospect scored one of the best goals that didn’t make the scoresheet in this week’s Prospect Impressions. Read more»

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

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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»

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