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

About Prospect Scores and Probability

Prospect Criteria

Legend of Players' Leagues
Playing in N.A. Pro (NHL, AHL, ECHL, etc.)
Playing in CHL (OHL, QMJHL, WHL)
Playing in NCAA
Playing in Europe
Playing in Junior 'A' (USHL, BCHL, AJHL, etc.)
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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


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


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

Phoenix Coyotes 2012 draft preview

by Andrew Sykes

Photo: Defenseman Connor Murphy is the third defensemen in three years the Coyotes have selected in the first round of the NHL Draft. (CHL Images)


The Phoenix Coyotes surprising run to the Western Conference Finals may have dropped them a few places in this year's NHL Draft, but you certainly won't hear them complaining. The Coyotes hold the 27h overall pick in the draft and will be selecting outside of the top 10 for the third straight year-proving the club's success over that span.

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Hockey’s Future Organizational Rankings, Spring 2012: 11-20

by Ian Altenbaugh

Below is the middle third of Hockey's Future NHL Organizational rankings as voted by the Hockey's Future staff. To determine the ranking, each team's entire prospect pool was taken into consideration. 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 each season, in the fall and spring.

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Season ends with a bang for two Phoenix Coyotes prospects

by Andrew Sykes
Brandon Gormley - Shawinigan Cataractes

Photo: Shawinigan Cataractes defenseman Brandon Gormley holds the Memorial Cup Trophy high following his team's 2-1 OT win over the London Knights in the championship game (courtesy of Terry Wilson/CHL Images)

The exciting playoff run that the Phoenix Coyotes enjoyed may have ended in disappointment.  But for two of the organization's prospects, the conclusion of their 2011-12 season ended on a much higher note.

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Brandon Gormley benefitting from extended post-season with Shawinigan

by Andrew Sykes
Photo: Defenseman Brandon Gormley was traded from the Moncton Wildcats to the Shawinigan Cataractes late in the 2011-12 regular season. The move has paid off for Shawinigan as Gormley has been a key contributor for them at the Memorial Cup. (Photo courtesy of Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

The Phoenix Coyotes AHL affiliate in Portland failed to qualify for the post-season, leaving a number of team prospects out in the cold when it comes to playoff hockey. There were however several prospects in the CHL and in Europe that performed well for their respective teams.

Here are some of the stand-out performances from those Coyotes prospects who were lucky enough to have their seasons extended into the playoffs:


Among the Phoenix prospects who play in the Canadian Hockey League, the best playoff performances were turned in by two players who have so far taken very different routes in their young careers.
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Defense dominates Coyotes prospect awards

by Andrew Sykes
Photo: David Rundblad is among the numerous very talented defensemen in the Phoenix Coyotes organization. (Photo courtesy of Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

The Phoenix Coyotes prospects pool has been highlighted by a strong group of defensemen for the past few years. The club has used their first round pick in the NHL Draft to take a defenseman in each of the past three years and have a group of young blueliners that rank right up there with the best in the NHL.

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