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 NCAA 7.0 D
3. Felix Sandstrom Europe 7.0 D
4. Matej Tomek NCAA 7.0 D
5. Ivan Fedotov Europe 6.5 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. Cole Bardreau Pro 6.5 C
4. Jason Akeson Pro 6.0 B
5. Petr Straka Pro 6.0 C
6. Brandon Alderson Pro 6.0 C
7. Petr Placek 6.0 D
8. 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. Samuel Dove-McFalls CHL 6.5 C
5. Danick Martel Pro 6.5 D
6. Andrew Johnston Pro 6.0 C
7. Tyrell Goulbourne CHL 6.0 D

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Scott Laughton Pro 7.5 B
2. Travis Konecny CHL 7.5 D
3. Nick Cousins Pro 7.0 C
4. David Kase Europe 7.0 D
5. Cooper Marody NCAA 6.5 C
6. Mikhail Vorobyov Europe 6.5 C

Defensemen

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

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