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

About Prospect Scores and Probability

Prospect Criteria

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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. Matt Murray Pro 7.5 C
2. Tristan Jarry CHL 7.5 D
3. Sean Maguire NCAA 7.0 D
4. Eric Hartzell Pro 6.0 B

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Anton Zlobin Pro 7.0 C
2. Blaine Byron NCAA 7.0 D
3. Josh Archibald Pro 6.5 C
4. Tyler Biggs Pro 6.5 C
5. Jaden Lindo CHL 6.5 D
6. Bryan Rust Pro 6.0 B
7. Matia Marcantuoni Pro 6.0 C
8. Adam Payerl Pro 5.5 B

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Scott Wilson Pro 7.0 C
2. Tom Kühnhackl Pro 7.0 D
3. Jayson Megna Pro 6.5 B
4. Dominik Uher Pro 6.0 B
5. Troy Josephs NCAA 6.0 C
6. Bobby Farnham Pro 4.5 B

Centers

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

Defensemen

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

Defense continues to headline Pittsburgh Penguins prospect pool

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Olli Maatta - Pittsburgh Penguins

Photo: Olli Maatta has been one of the top young defensemen in the NHL this season, with seven goals and 18 assists through 58 games. Maatta also helped Finland win the bronze medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics. (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Pittsburgh Penguins lead the NHL's Eastern Conference with 40 wins and 84 points despite amassing over 350 man-games lost to injury. The team has suffered major injuries at every position and at one point were missing four of their top-six defensemen, two of their top-six forwards, and their backup goaltender.

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Jarry, Comrie lead solid group of drafted WHL goaltenders

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Tristan Jarry - Edmonton Oil Kings

Photo: Edmonton Oil Kings goaltender and Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Tristan Jarry is leading WHL goaltenders in both goals-against average and minutes played in the 2013-14 season (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

Our list of drafted goaltenders playing in the Western Hockey League includes prototypical workhorses, netminders who in most cases are tending the pipes over 80 percent of the time that their teams take the ice.

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AHL Eastern Conference notebook, February, 2014

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Mike Hoffman - Ottawa Senators

Photo: Binghamton Senators forward and Ottawa Senators prospect Mike Hoffman has turned in a strong season in the AHL after having his 2012-13 campaign shortened by an injury (courtesy of Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

With the NHL on a two-week Olympic hiatus, several top prospects were sent down to their respective AHL teams, with several teams in the Eastern Conference receiving reinforcements.

For some clubs, the quick spike in depth provided almost instant results. For others, the "better on paper" lineup caused a downgrade in the team's on-ice performance.

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2009 NHL Draft marked beginning of defensive rebuild for Pittsburgh Penguins

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Simon Despres - Pittsburgh Penguins

Photo: Defenseman Simon Despres was the 30th overall pick of the 2009 NHL Draft. Despres has split the 2013-14 season between the NHL and AHL. (courtesy of Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

The 2009 NHL off-season was one of the most important in Pittsburgh Penguins history as it marked their first Stanley Cup parade in over 15 years. The off-season also marked a major transition period for the Penguins as General Manager Ray Shero and his management team used the opportunity to rebuild the organization's then-barren defensive pool.

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On the Rush, January 2014

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Jason Dickinson - Guelph Storm

Photo: Guelph winger Jason Dickinson has been a standout at both ends of the ice for the Storm. The Dallas Stars draft pick registered nine assists in his last five games (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

Welcome to the January 2014 edition of On the Rush, a monthly column featuring prospects at various levels of competition who are either exceeding expectations or falling a little behind.

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