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

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Henrik Samuelsson - Edmonton Oil Kings

Photo: Henrik Samuelsson, the Phoenix Coyotes' first-round selection last summer, continues to be a force for the WHL's Edmonton Oil Kings. (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

 
The Phoenix Coyotes prospect pool currently features a modest total of seven players currently playing in the Canadian Hockey League. What they lack in numbers though they certainly make up for in talent with several of the players possessing the potential to become quality players at the next level.

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Defense once again highlights Phoenix Coyotes’ prospect system

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Connor Murphy - Team USA

Photo: Defenseman Connor Murphy, who will compete for a spot on Team USA at the 2013 WJC, is one of three first-round picks on the Phoenix Coyotes' blue line depth chart. (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

 
As has been the case over the past few years, the Phoenix Coyotes prospect pool is built around their strong group of defensive prospects. Elite talents like Keith Yandle and Oliver Ekman-Larsson quickly became franchise cornerstones and gave way to a new crop led by the likes of first-round studs Brandon Gormley, David Rundblad, and Connor Murphy.

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No shortage of Phoenix Coyotes prospects to watch in 2012-2013

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Andy Miele - Phoenix Coyotes

Forward Andy Miele will again be relied upon as a main source of offense for the Coyotes' AHL affiliate Portland Pirates to open the 2012-13 season. (courtesy of Dustin Bradford/Icon SMI)

Although the lockout might cause some disappointment for Brandon Gormley and David Rundblad, two players on the cusp of full-time NHL duty, there is still the good news of them being able to further develop their high-level skills in the AHL. Gormley and Rundblad along with fellow Phoenix Coyotes prospects playing in the Europe, junior and the NCAA still have a full season ahead to prove their worth as prospects, regardless of the situation with the NHL.

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Brandon Gormley leads solid defensive prospect group for Phoenix Coyotes

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Brandon Gormley - Phoenix Coyotes

Photo: Phoenix Coyotes defensive prospect Brandon Gormley tops the latest ranking of the team's top 20 prospects (courtesy of Paul Hebert/Icon SMI)

 

Despite last season’s acquisition of highly-regarded Swedish defenseman David Rundblad, 20-year-old blueliner Brandon Gormley has become the Phoenix Coyotes top prospect and headlines an ever improving group in the fall edition of the club’s Top 20 prospects.

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Phoenix Coyotes 2012 draft review

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Photo: Selected 27th overall in the 2012 NHL Draft, winger Henrik Samuelsson is the son of former NHL defenseman and Phoenix assistant coach Ulf Samuelsson. (Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

 

Advancing to the Western Conference Finals in the 2012 NHL playoffs, the Phoenix Coyotes entered the 2012 NHL Draft with their lowest first-round pick since 2003.

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