Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Many gritty and physical forwards
  • Several NHL ready prospects
  • Depth on defense
Weaknesses
  • Lack of goaltending depth
  • No elite forward 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. Anthony Stolarz CHL 7.0 C
2. Merrick Madsen Junior 7.0 D
3. Cal Heeter Pro 6.5 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Jason Akeson Pro 6.5 C
2. Michael Parks NCAA 6.5 C
3. Petr Straka Pro 6.0 C
4. Brandon Alderson Pro 6.0 C
5. Petr Placek NCAA 6.0 D
6. Derek Mathers Pro 5.5 D

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Tye McGinn Pro 7.0 C
2. Andrew Johnston Pro 6.5 D
3. Eric Wellwood Pro 6.0 C
4. Marcel Noebels Pro 6.0 C
5. Taylor Leier CHL 6.0 C
6. Tyrell Goulbourne CHL 6.0 D
7. Tyler Brown Pro 5.5 C

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Scott Laughton CHL 7.5 B
2. Nick Cousins Pro 7.0 C
3. Kyle Flanagan Pro 6.5 C

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Samuel Morin CHL 7.5 C
2. Mark Alt Pro 7.0 C
3. Shayne Gostisbehere Pro 7.0 C
4. Robert Hagg Europe 7.0 C
5. Marc-Andre Bourdon Pro 6.5 C
6. Brandon Manning Pro 6.5 C
7. Valeri Vasiliev Europe 6.5 C
8. Reece Willcox NCAA 6.5 C
9. Matt Konan Pro 6.5 D
10. Tyler Hostetter Pro 6.5 D
11. Terrance Amorosa Junior 6.5 D
12. Maxim Lamarche Pro 6.5 D
13. Nick Luukko NCAA 6.0 C
14. Oliver Lauridsen Pro 6.0 C
15. Fredric Larsson Junior 6.0 D
16. David Drake Junior 6.0 D

Several Philadelphia Flyers prospects showed strong improvement over 2013-14 season

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Jason Akeson - Philadelphia Flyers

Photo: Forward Jason Akeson had a breakout 2013-14 season in the AHL, posting 24 goals and 40 assists in 60 games. Akeson made his NHL playoff debut on April 17th, 2014. (courtesy of Bill Streicher/Icon SMI)

Some of the Philadelphia Flyers prospects, such as Scott Laughton and Shayne Gostisbehere, used the 2013-14 season to demonstrate continued improvement. For others, including Michael Parks and Taylor Leier, the 2013-14 season served as a breakout year. Other prospects however, like Marcel Noebels, Petr Straka, and Brandon Alderson, struggled while with the Adirondack Phantoms this season.

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Gostisbehere’s balanced approach to defense paying dividends for Dutchmen

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Shayne Gostisbehere - Union College

Photo: Union Coillege junior defenseman and Philadelphia Flyers prospect Shayne Gostisbehere ranks sixth in scoring for the Dutchmen with 31 points in 41 games (courtesy of Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images)

Junior defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere has been a big reason behind the recent success of Union College. The Margate, FL native currently ranks second on the Dutchmen roster in scoring by a defenseman with 31 points (eight goals, 23 assists) in 41 games to date. Gostisbehere also is tied for second on the team with a +26 rating. He logs among the most minutes of any player on Union College’s roster and plays in all situations.

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Top 50: Shayne Gostisbehere and Valentin Zykov among honorable mentions

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Valentin Zykov - Los Angeles Kings

Photo: Selected 37th overall in the 2013 NHL Draft by the Los Angeles Kings, forward Valentin Zykov had a solid 2013-14 season in the QMJHL, posting 23 goals and 40 assists in 53 games. (courtesy of Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

As with every Top 50 ranking, difficult decisions had to be made towards the bottom section, and players were left out for a variety of reasons.

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Philadelphia Flyers have good crop of defensive prospects in NCAA and Europe

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Nick Luukko - Philadelphia Flyers

Photo: Defenseman Nick Luukko is one of several Philadelphia Flyers prospects who will be competing for an NCAA championship this year. The Flyers selected Luukko in the sixth round of the 2010 NHL Draft. (courtesy of Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia Flyers have several prospects, mostly defensemen, who have turned in strong seasons in Europe and the NCAA this year.

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Top 50: Kucherov heads 21-30 section of rankings that includes several new names

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Nikita Kucherov - Tampa Bay Lightning

Photo: Nikita Kucherov has parlayed a hot start in the AHL with Syracuse into a full-time gig with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2013-14 (courtesy of Andy Mead/YCJ/Icon SMI)

The Spring edition of the Hockey's Future ranking of the Top 50 NHL prospects continues with the prospects ranked 21-30. This particular section of the rankings is led by dynamic young forward Nikita Kucherov, who is one of several promising young forwards playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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