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

Sorokin leads small but growing group of NHL-drafted goaltenders competing in Russia

by Alessandro Seren Rosso
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Ilya Sorokin - Team Russia

Photo: CSKA Moscow goaltender and New York Islanders prospect Ilya Sorokin turned in a strong 2015-16 regular season, and has duplicated that effort in the KHL playoffs with a 1.17 goals-against and .949 save percentage (courtesy of Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

 

 

In recent years, Russia has become a better producer of quality goaltenders. Proof of that is the number of NHL-drafted netminders competing in the KHL and minor leagues, which is in a modest growth trend. Many young, Russian goalies are experiencing an upward career progression, and almost all the goaltenders drafted in the last few years have an excellent chance of becoming solid NHL players, with the exception of Sergei Kostenko, who was a seventh round pick of the Washington Capitals in 2012. Read more»

Frozen Four-bound Demko top NHL-drafted goaltender in NCAA in 2015-16

by DJ Powers
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Thatcher Demko - Boston College

Photo: Boston College goaltender and Vancouver Canucks prospect Thatcher Demko has posted 10 shutouts so far this season, leading all NCAA netminders in that category (courtesy of John Crouch/Icon Sportswire)

 

 

Thirteen drafted goaltenders played in the NCAA in the 2015-16 season. Hockey’s Future takes a closer look at the top five netminders with NHL ties, all of whom were among the nominees for this year’s Mike Richter Award. This ranking is based on season performance, overall developmental progress, and NHL potential. Read more»

AHL Eastern Conference Notebook, March, 2016: Playoff picture sharpens as newcomers get first pro action

by Tony Androckitis
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Carter Rowney - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

Photo: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forward and Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Carter Rowney starred at the University of North Dakota for four seasons before turning pro in the 2012-13 season (courtesy of Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire)

 

 

With less than a month to go in the regular season, the only true rookies in the AHL’s Eastern Conference are those joining AHL teams on amateur tryout contracts from Canadian junior leagues and the NCAA ranks. Most first-year players have 50-65 games under their belt now and are either gearing up for a postseason run, or looking to leave a final impression before heading into the offseason. Read more»

2015-16 Calder Poll: Panarin overtakes Larkin in February poll, but NHL rookie prize still up for grabs

by Tony Piscotta
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Artemi Panarin - Chicago Blackhawks

Photo: Chicago Blackhawks rookie forward Artemi Panarin’s 25 goals is three more than Buffalo Sabres rookie Jack Eichel in the 2015-16 NHL rookie goal-scoring standings (courtesy of Patrick Gorski/Icon Sportswire)

 

 

Chicago Blackhawks forward Artemi Panarin — the leading scorer amongst all rookies — takes over the top spot from the Detroit Red WingsDylan Larkin in the Hockey’s Future Calder Trophy poll for February. But the big development is the scoring exploits of pre-season favorite Connor McDavid and Philadelphia Flyers‘ defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere, which have made the race a four-player contest. Read more»

Prospect Faceoff: Familiar Hockey East foes meet, 2016 hopefuls Laberge and Dineen in CHL action, Drouin returns to Syracuse

by David Hahn
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C.J. Smith - UMass Lowell; Danny O'Regan - Boston University - Prospect Faceoff for 3/10/16

Photo: UMass Lowell forward C.J. Smith, and Boston University forward and San Jose Sharks prospect Danny O’Regan renew the rivalry between their two schools this weekend in the Hockey East Tournament (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)

 

 

The Hockey East quarterfinals are underway this weekend, and two familiar faces re-ignite a rivalry as Boston University and UMass Lowell meet in the Hockey East playoffs again just one year removed from meeting in the finals. The CHL’s regular season is winding down, and all three leagues are in action again as two top 2016 draft-eligibles get another last chance to impress before the draft. Finally, Jonathan Drouin’s infamous story will have a new chapter written in Syracuse as the Tampa Bay Lightning prospect is back in the AHL after an attempted trade request, finishing off a stacked edition of Prospect Faceoff. Read more»

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