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

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. Fredrik Bergvik Europe 6.5 D
2. Aaron Dell Pro 6.5 D
3. Jake Kupsky NCAA 6.5 D
4. Troy Grosenick Pro 6.0 C
5. Mike Robinson 6.0 D
6. Joel Rumpel Pro 5.5 C

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Timo Meier CHL 8.0 C
2. Nikolay Goldobin Europe 7.5 C
3. Joonas Donskoi Europe 7.0 D
4. Kevin Labanc CHL 7.0 D
5. Daniil Tarasov Pro 6.5 F
6. Alex Schoenborn CHL 6.0 D
7. Max Gaede NCAA 3.0 B

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Nikita Jevpalovs CHL 7.0 D
2. Rudolfs Balcers Europe 7.0 D
3. Adam Helewka CHL 6.5 C
4. Emil Galimov Europe 6.5 F
5. Barclay Goodrow Pro 6.0 B
6. Petter Emanuelsson Pro 6.0 D
7. 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. Jeremy Langlois Pro 6.0 C
7. Marcus Vela NCAA 5.5 C
8. Colin Blackwell NCAA 4.0 B
9. Jake Jackson Junior 2.0 C

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Mirco Mueller Pro 7.5 C
2. Jeremy Roy CHL 7.5 D
3. Dylan DeMelo Pro 7.0 C
4. Michael Brodzinski NCAA 7.0 C
5. Julius Bergman CHL 7.0 C
6. Patrick McNally NCAA 7.0 F
7. Karlis Cukste Europe 6.5 C
8. Adam Parsells Junior 6.5 F
9. Alexis Vanier CHL 6.0 C
10. Joakim Ryan Pro 6.0 D
11. Gage Ausmus NCAA 5.5 C
12. Cliff Watson NCAA 4.0 C

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