Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Speed, grit, tenacity
  • Blend of top-end talent
Weaknesses
  • Lack of 3rd/4th line wingers
  • Balance at forward position

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. Mark Visentin Pro 7.0 C
2. Brendan Burke CHL 6.5 D
3. Louis Domingue Pro 6.0 C
4. Mike Lee Pro 6.0 C
5. Marek Langhamer CHL 5.0 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Tobias Rieder Pro 7.5 D
2. Philip Lane Pro 6.5 D
3. Jordan Szwarz Pro 6.0 B
4. Brett Hextall Pro 6.0 C
5. Jedd Soleway Junior 6.0 C

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Lucas Lessio Pro 7.0 C
2. Hunter Fejes NCAA 6.0 D
3. Zac Larraza NCAA 6.0 D
4. Darian Dziurzynski Pro 5.0 C

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Henrik Samuelsson CHL 7.5 C
2. Max Domi CHL 7.5 C
3. Laurent Dauphin CHL 7.0 C
4. Andy Miele Pro 7.0 D
5. Brendan Shinnimin Pro 6.5 D
6. Ethan Werek Pro 6.5 D
7. Jordan Martinook Pro 6.5 D
8. Yan-Pavel Laplante CHL 6.5 D
9. Tyler Gaudet CHL 5.5 D

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Brandon Gormley Pro 8.0 C
2. Connor Murphy CHL 7.0 B
3. Cade Fairchild Pro 6.5 C
4. James Melindy Pro 6.0 C
5. Connor Clifton Junior 6.0 C
6. Justin Weller Pro 5.5 C
7. Mathieu Brodeur Pro 5.5 D
8. Niklas Tikkinen Europe 5.5 D
9. Justin Hache CHL 5.5 D
10. Rhett Holland NCAA 5.0 C

On the Rush, November 2013

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Anthony Mantha - Team Canada

Photo: Red Wings draft pick Anthony Mantha has torn up the QMJHL and put himself in prime position for a prominent role on Team Canada at the 2014 WJC (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Welcome to the November 2013 edition of On the Rush, a monthly column featuring prospects at various competition levels who are either exceeding expectations or falling a little behind.

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Team Rankings: Deep prospect pool for Montreal Canadiens leads middle group

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Jarred Tinordi - Monteal Canadiens

Photo: Photo: Jarred Tinordi leads a deep group of defensive prospects for the Montreal Canadiens. Tinordi was selected 22nd overall in the 2010 NHL Draft. (courtesy of Minas Panagiotakis/Icon SMI)

Below is the middle section of the Hockey's Future NHL Team Rankings. The teams are ranked in terms of the quality of their overall prospect pool as voted on by HF staff. 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 this ranking meant to represent the state of the prospect pools in the early stages of the 2013-14 season.

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Logjam of ripening defensemen overwhelm Phoenix Coyotes depth chart

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Lucas Lessio - Phoenix Coyotes

Photo: Rookie pro Lucas Lessio broke camp with the Coyotes but was assigned to AHL Portland after three NHL games (courtesy of Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images)

 
The Phoenix Coyotes may have the most unbalanced prospect pool in the league. On defense, they have more legitimate players than places to put them. At forward, they may be forced to convert their young centers to address the scarcity of talent on both wings.

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Top 50: Blueliners make up majority of group ranked 31-40

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Tomas Hertl - San Jose Sharks

Photo: San Jose Sharks prospect Tomas Hertl is making the jump to the NHL in 2013-14 after spending last season in the Czech Extraliga with HC Slavia Praha (courtesy of Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

 
The Fall edition of the Hockey's Future ranking of the Top 50 NHL prospects continues with the prospects ranked 31-40. While this group is populated primarily by defensemen, the group is led by Sharks top prospect Tomas Hertl.

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Career crossroads for many Phoenix Coyotes prospects in 2013-14

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Andy Miele - Portland Pirates

Photo: Andy Miele may yet see time in Phoenix during the 2013-14 season, but he will open the year in AHL Portland (courtesy of Fred Kfoury/Icon SMI)

The 2013-14 season will be a “put-up or shut-up” campaign for Phoenix Coyotes prospects at all levels. This season will determine whether Andy Miele belongs in the NHL and whether players like Brendan Burke and Samuel Fejes are even legitimate prospects.

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