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

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. Mantas Armalis Europe 7.5 D
2. Fredrik Bergvik Europe 6.5 D
3. Aaron Dell Pro 6.5 D
4. Jake Kupsky NCAA 6.5 D
5. Troy Grosenick Pro 6.0 C
6. Mike Robinson Junior 6.0 D
7. Joel Rumpel Pro 5.5 C

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Timo Meier CHL 8.0 C
2. Nikolay Goldobin Pro 7.5 C
3. Kevin Labanc CHL 7.5 D
4. Noah Rod Europe 7.0 C
5. Marcus Sorensen Europe 6.5 B
6. Daniil Tarasov Europe 6.5 F
7. Alex Schoenborn CHL 6.0 C
8. Ryan Carpenter Pro 6.0 F
9. Chris Crane Pro 3.5 B

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Nikita Jevpalovs Pro 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. Petter Emanuelsson Pro 6.0 D


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Dan O'Regan Pro 7.0 C
2. Rourke Chartier CHL 7.0 C
3. Jeremy Langlois Pro 6.0 C
4. Marcus Vela NCAA 5.5 C
5. Colin Blackwell NCAA 5.5 D
6. Jake Jackson NCAA 4.5 D


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 Pro 7.0 C
5. Joakim Ryan Pro 6.5 C
6. Karlis Cukste Junior 6.5 C
7. Julius Bergman Pro 6.5 D
8. Adam Parsells Junior 6.5 D
9. Cavan Fitzgerald CHL 6.5 D
10. Alexis Vanier CHL 6.0 C
11. Patrick McNally Pro 6.0 D
12. Gage Ausmus NCAA 5.5 C
13. Cliff Watson NCAA 4.0 C

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