Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Strong character players
  • Two-way awareness among forwards
  • Offensive, puck-moving defensemen
Weaknesses
  • Very few shutdown defenders
  • Little high-end scoring potential from forward group
  • Depth at left wing in the minors

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. Fredrik Bergvik Europe 6.5 D
2. Aaron Dell Pro 6.5 D
3. Troy Grosenick Pro 6.0 C
4. J.P. Anderson Pro 5.5 B
5. Joel Rumpel Pro 5.5 C

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Nikolay Goldobin Europe 7.5 C
2. Kevin Labanc CHL 7.0 D
3. Eriah Hayes Pro 6.5 C
4. Daniil Tarasov Pro 6.5 F
5. Alex Schoenborn CHL 6.0 D
6. Max Gaede NCAA 3.0 B
7. Chris Crane Pro 3.0 C

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Nikita Jevpalovs CHL 7.0 D
2. Gabryel Boudreau CHL 6.5 D
3. Emil Galimov Europe 6.5 F
4. Barclay Goodrow Pro 6.0 B
5. Petter Emanuelsson Pro 6.0 D
6. Dylan Sadowy CHL 6.0 D

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Chris Tierney Pro 7.5 C
2. Dan O'Regan NCAA 7.5 D
3. Rourke Chartier CHL 7.5 D
4. Noah Rod Europe 6.5 C
5. Ryan Carpenter Pro 6.5 D
6. Sean Kuraly NCAA 6.0 B
7. Colin Blackwell NCAA 4.0 B
8. Jake Jackson Junior 2.0 C

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Mirco Mueller Pro 7.5 C
2. Dylan DeMelo Pro 7.0 C
3. Konrad Abeltshauser Pro 7.0 C
4. Michael Brodzinski NCAA 7.0 C
5. Julius Bergman CHL 7.0 C
6. Alexis Vanier CHL 6.0 C
7. Joakim Ryan Pro 6.0 D
8. Gage Ausmus NCAA 5.5 C
9. Cliff Watson NCAA 4.0 C

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