Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Many gritty and physical forwards
  • Several NHL-ready prospects
  • Depth on defense
Weaknesses
  • Few 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. Alex Lyon Pro 7.5 D
2. Anthony Stolarz Pro 7.0 C
3. Merrick Madsen NCAA 7.0 C
4. Felix Sandstrom Europe 7.0 D
5. Matej Tomek NCAA 7.0 D
6. Ivan Fedotov Europe 6.5 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Nicolas Aube-Kubel CHL 7.0 C
2. Cole Bardreau Pro 6.5 C
3. Petr Straka Pro 6.0 C
4. Brandon Alderson Pro 6.0 C
5. Derek Mathers Pro 5.5 D

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Taylor Leier Pro 6.5 C
2. Oskar Lindblom Europe 6.5 C
3. Radel Fazleev CHL 6.5 C
4. Danick Martel Pro 6.5 D
5. Tyrell Goulbourne Pro 6.0 D

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Travis Konecny CHL 7.5 C
2. Nick Cousins Pro 7.0 C
3. Cooper Marody NCAA 7.0 C
4. Jordan Weal Pro 7.0 D
5. Samuel Dove-McFalls CHL 6.5 C
6. David Kase Europe 6.5 C
7. Mikhail Vorobyov Europe 6.5 C

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Ivan Provorov CHL 8.0 B
2. Samuel Morin Pro 7.5 B
3. Travis Sanheim CHL 7.5 B
4. Mark Alt Pro 7.0 C
5. Robert Hagg Pro 7.0 C
6. Mark Friedman NCAA 7.0 C
7. Philippe Myers CHL 7.0 C
8. Valeri Vasiliev Europe 6.5 C
9. Reece Willcox Pro 6.5 C
10. Jesper Pettersson Pro 6.5 C
11. Terrance Amorosa NCAA 6.5 D
12. Christian Marti Pro 6.5 D
13. David Drake NCAA 6.0 C
14. Maxim Lamarche Pro 6.0 C

Scott Laughton remains top prospect for Philadelphia Flyers

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Scott Laughton - Philadelphia Flyers

Photo: Center Scott Laughton is currently the only Philadelphia Flyers prospect to have been drafted in the first round. (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

While the Philadelphia Flyers have not had the most dazzling prospect pool in recent NHL memory, they have had a steady amount of success from the top of their ranks. While consistently trading away first and second round picks does not provide the steadiest foundation from which to build an organization, the Flyers have had almost astonishing success making trades for high-end players who are just hitting their developmental stride.

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Misfortune and lost potential define Philadelphia Flyers’ 2008 draft class

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Zac Rinaldo - Philadelphia Flyers

Photo: Agitating forward Zac Rinaldo is the only member of Flyer's 2008 draft class to currently play on their NHL roster. (courtesy of Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

The 2008 Draft Class for the Philadelphia Flyers is an odd look at a success that could have been. It is not as if the organization should chalk the entire year as a front office failure, but it does boast a few cautionary tales of how doing everything seemingly correctly can still bring about disastrous consequences. A team can prepare for the worst but bad luck can find anyone at any time.

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AHL affiliate for Philadelphia Flyers amid trying 2012-13 season

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Tye McGinn - Philadelphia Flyers

Photo: Forward Tye McGinn has been one of the more pleasant surprises for the Philadelphia Flyers this season. McGinn has played in 16 NHL games with the Flyers. (courtesy of Nick Turchiaro/Icon SMI)

The Phantoms' franchise, even before it moved to Glens Falls to become the Adirondack Phantoms, has been in a state of struggle underneath a successful NHL franchise. This comes despite a large amount of success from drafted prospects. The Phantoms have not really been successful since winning the Calder Cup during the NHL lockout year of 2004-05. Two early exits from the postseason over the course of what will be seven seasons of hockey does not suggest a steady foundation of prospects on which to build an NHL franchise.

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Team Rankings: Columbus Blue Jackets feature improved prospect pool after busy off-season

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Ryan Murray - Columbus Blue Jackets

Photo: Though the Columbus Blue Jackets added several important prospects this past off-season, none were more prominent than defenseman Ryan Murray, who was selected second overall in the 2012 NHL Draft. (Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Below is the bottom third of the NHL Team Rankings in terms of prospects as voted on by Hockey's Future staff. To determine the ranking, each team's entire prospect pool was taken into consideration. For reference, just the top five prospects are listed. To be eligible, a prospect must meet HF's prospect criteria. The rankings are done twice a year, with the second scheduled to be published in the Spring.

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