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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Michael Mersch - Los Angeles Kings

Photo: Los Angeles Kings forward Michael Mersch saw his first NHL action in a December game against the Pittsburgh Penguins (courtesy of Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire)



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On the Rush, November 2015

by HF Staff
Photo: Devin Shore took the long road to the pros, playing Jr. A hockey with the OJHL's Whitby Fury before joining the University of Maine for three seasons. (Courtesy of Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)

Photo: Devin Shore took the long road to the pros, playing Jr. A hockey with the OJHL’s Whitby Fury before joining the University of Maine for three seasons. (Courtesy of Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)



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Michael McNiven - Owen Sound Attack

Photo: Owen Sound Attack goaltender and Montreal Canadiens prospect Michael McNiven is ranked 10th in the OHL in goals-against with a 2.80 average, and ninth with a .907 save percentage (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)



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Brandon Montour - San Diego Gulls

Photo: San Diego Gulls defenseman and Anaheim Ducks prospect Brandon Montour split his 2014-15 season between the USHL’s Waterloo Black Hawks, the University of Massachusetts, and the AHL’s Norfolk Admirals (courtesy of the San Diego Gulls Hockey Club)



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Alexis Vanier - San Jose Sharks

Photo: San Jose prospect Alexis Vanier has pro-ready size and has scored some goals in his QMJHL career, but has work to do on his mobility if he wants a shot at the next level (courtesy of Francois Laplante/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images)



The San Jose Sharks have nine players playing in Canadian Junior Hockey during the 2015-16 season, and two playing in the USHL. This group of young players features some of the most promising and intriguing skaters in the prospect pool – including the team’s number one prospect, Timo Meier.

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