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 CHL 7.0 C
2. Merrick Madsen Junior 7.0 D
3. Cal Heeter Pro 6.5 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Jason Akeson Pro 6.5 C
2. Michael Parks NCAA 6.5 C
3. Petr Straka Pro 6.0 C
4. Brandon Alderson Pro 6.0 C
5. Petr Placek NCAA 6.0 D
6. Derek Mathers Pro 5.5 D

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Tye McGinn Pro 7.0 C
2. Andrew Johnston Pro 6.5 D
3. Eric Wellwood Pro 6.0 C
4. Marcel Noebels Pro 6.0 C
5. Taylor Leier CHL 6.0 C
6. Tyrell Goulbourne CHL 6.0 D
7. Tyler Brown Pro 5.5 C

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Scott Laughton CHL 7.5 B
2. Nick Cousins Pro 7.0 C
3. Kyle Flanagan Pro 6.5 C

Defensemen

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

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