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. 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

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