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. Petr Straka Pro 6.0 C
5. Brandon Alderson Pro 6.0 C
6. Petr Placek 6.0 D
7. 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 B
2. Samuel Morin CHL 7.5 B
3. Travis Sanheim CHL 7.5 B
4. Shayne Gostisbehere Pro 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

Bjorkstrand, Virtanen the top NHL-drafted wingers in the WHL

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Oliver Bjorkstrand - Portland Winterhawks

Photo: Portland Winterhawks forward and Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Oliver Bjorkstrand had a late-season, 5-game scoring streak totaling 15 points that helped to the 2014-15 WHL scoring crown (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

Many of the WHL’s top players achieve success due in part to their versatility, as most forwards will take a spin from time to time at the center position.

The following ranking includes wingers that are currently property of a National Hockey League team. A total of eight are signed NHL entry-level contracts. Our ranking consists of five Canadians, one American and four imports with six currently toiling in the WHL’s Western Conference. Additionally, our ranking contains a couple pairs of potential NHL teammates. Read more»

Philadelphia Flyers’ collegiate prospect pool still strong on defense

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Photo: Mark Friedman is enjoying a standout freshman season on the blueline with Bowling Green State University. (Courtesy of Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire)

Photo: Mark Friedman is enjoying a standout freshman season on the blueline with Bowling Green State University. (Courtesy of Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire)

Despite Shayne Gostisbehere’s departure to the professional ranks, the Philadelphia Flyers still possess a number of solid defensive prospects at the collegiate level, including Nick Luukko, Reece Willcox and Mark Friedman. Read more»

NHL Prospect Signings: Bardreau, Vatrano among free agents, draftees signing first pro deals

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Adam Tambellini - Calgary Hitmen

Photo: Calgary Hitmen forward and New York Rangers prospect Adam Tambellini had a breakout season for the Hitmen in 2014-15, leading to the Rangers signing him to an entry-level deal (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

The 2015 signing season for NHL prospects, both drafted and undrafted, is now underway, with Eastern Conference teams getting the jump on locking up a few important draftees as well as signing the first two NCAA free agents. Read more»

Prospect Impressions: Two record-setting efforts, individual skill on display, more NHL prospect highlights

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Christian Fischer - U.S. NTDP

Photo: U.S. NTDP forward and 2015 prospect Christian Fischer (#21) has produced 20 goals and 20 assists in 48 games for the USA’s U18 National squad (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)

In this week’s Prospect Impressions, take a look as a Notre Dame goaltender breaks an all-time NCAA hockey record. In addition, a future Fighting Irish recruit snagged a record of his own in the USHL. Also, a trio of players rewarded their teams with tremendous individuals efforts. Finally, a look at one WHL veteran who has become more than just a fighter. Read more»

Top 20 Philadelphia Flyers prospects are deep at defense

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Scott Laughton - Philadelphia Flyers

Scott Laughton has split duties between Philadelphia and the team’s AHL affiliate in Lehigh Valley this season. (Courtesy of Jason Mowry/Icon Sportswire)

There are not any drastic changes in the Flyers Top 20, and Scott Laughton retains the top position in a prospect pool that is mostly populated with defensemen. Shayne Gostisbehere, Samuel Morin and Travis Sanheim are the top blue liners in the system, but are joined by several others in the Top 10—including Robert Hagg and Mark Alt. Read more»

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