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 Pro 7.0 C
2. Merrick Madsen Junior 7.0 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Nicolas Aube-Kubel CHL 7.0 C
2. Michael Parks NCAA 6.5 C
3. Jason Akeson Pro 6.0 B
4. Petr Straka Pro 6.0 C
5. Brandon Alderson Pro 6.0 C
6. Petr Placek NCAA 6.0 D
7. Derek Mathers Pro 5.5 D

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Taylor Leier CHL 6.5 C
2. Oskar Lindblom Europe 6.5 C
3. Radel Fazleev CHL 6.5 C
4. Marcel Noebels Pro 6.0 C
5. Andrew Johnston Pro 6.0 C
6. Tyrell Goulbourne CHL 6.0 D

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Scott Laughton Pro 7.5 B
2. Nick Cousins Pro 7.0 C

Defensemen

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

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