Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
  • Deep group of speedy, gritty forwards
  • Several NHL ready prospects
  • Elite group of defensive prospects
  • Many prospects are high risk/reward
  • Many prospects are long-term projects

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. Matt Murray Pro 7.5 C
2. Tristan Jarry CHL 7.5 D
3. Sean Maguire NCAA 6.5 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Daniel Sprong CHL 7.5 C
2. Blaine Byron NCAA 7.0 D
3. Josh Archibald Pro 6.5 C
4. Anton Zlobin Pro 6.5 D
5. Jaden Lindo CHL 6.5 D
6. Bryan Rust Pro 6.0 B
7. Matia Marcantuoni Pro 6.0 C
8. Tyler Biggs Pro 6.0 C

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Scott Wilson Pro 6.5 B
2. Conor Sheary Pro 6.5 C
3. Tom Kühnhackl Pro 6.5 D
4. Sergei Plotnikov Pro 6.5 B
5. Dominik Uher Pro 6.0 C
6. Troy Josephs NCAA 6.0 C
7. Frederik Tiffels NCAA 6.0 C


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Jake Guentzel NCAA 7.5 D
2. Teddy Blueger NCAA 7.0 C
3. Jean-Sebastien Dea Pro 7.0 C
4. Dominik Simon Europe 7.0 D
5. Oskar Sundqvist Europe 6.5 B
6. Sam Lafferty NCAA 6.5 D
7. Anthony Angello NCAA 6.5 D
8. Nikita Pavlychev Junior 6.0 D


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Derrick Pouliot Pro 8.0 B
2. Brian Dumoulin Pro 6.5 B
3. Ryan Segalla NCAA 6.5 D
4. Adam Clendening Pro 6.0 B
5. Harrison Ruopp Pro 6.0 C
6. Reid McNeill Pro 6.0 C
7. Jeff Taylor NCAA 6.0 C
8. Dane Birks NCAA 6.0 D

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