Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
  • Improved depth in goal
  • Scoring potential at both right and left wing
  • Depth at left wing needs improvement
  • Scoring depth at center and defense

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Prospect Criteria

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Playing in N.A. Pro (NHL, AHL, ECHL, etc.)
Playing in CHL (OHL, QMJHL, WHL)
Playing in NCAA
Playing in Europe
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League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Jordan Binnington Pro 7.5 C
2. Ville Husso Europe 7.0 C
3. Pheonix Copley Pro 7.0 C
4. Luke Opilka NCAA 6.5 C
5. Niklas Lundstrom Pro 6.5 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Ty Rattie Pro 7.5 D
2. Austin Poganski NCAA 6.5 C
3. Jaedon Descheneau CHL 6.5 C
4. Dwyer Tschantz NCAA 6.5 D
5. Cody Beach Pro 6.0 C
6. Sebastian Wannstrom Pro 6.0 C
7. C.J. Yakimowicz CHL 6.0 C
8. Sam Kurker NCAA 6.0 D

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Yannick Veilleux Pro 6.5 C
2. Mackenzie MacEachern NCAA 6.5 C
3. Zach Pochiro CHL 6.5 C
4. Samuel Blais CHL 6.5 D
5. Ryan Tesink Pro 6.0 C
6. Liam Dunda CHL 6.0 D


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Ivan Barbashev CHL 7.5 C
2. Robby Fabbri CHL 7.5 C
3. Glenn Gawdin CHL 6.5 C
4. Adam Musil CHL 6.5 D
5. Max Gardiner NCAA 6.0 D


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Jordan Schmaltz Pro 7.5 D
2. Colton Parayko Pro 7.5 D
3. Tommy Vannelli CHL 7.5 D
4. Vince Dunn CHL 7.5 D
5. Konrad Abeltshauser Pro 7.0 D
6. Santeri Saari Europe 7.0 D
7. Petteri Lindbohm Pro 6.5 B
8. Joel Edmundson Pro 6.5 C
9. Jake Walman NCAA 6.5 C
10. Niko Mikkola Europe 6.5 C
11. Dmitrii Sergeev CHL 6.0 C

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by Suraj Sukumar

Dmitrij Jaskin - St. Louis Blues

Photo: Winger Dmitrij Jaskin leads Chicago Wolves rookies in points-per-game so far in 2013-14. His play earned him a four-game stint with St. Louis in late December (courtesy of Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

The Chicago Wolves are the new AHL affiliate for the St. Louis Blues and have been somewhat productive this year. The Wolves are currently second in their division with a record of 19-13-1-2.

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St. Louis Blues boast left wing talent at junior level

by Suraj Sukumar

Zach Pochiro - Prince George Cougars

Photo: Zach Pochiro, the St. Louis Blues’ fourth round pick in 2013, leads the Prince George Cougars with 54 penalty minutes while ranking fourth on the team with 10 goals through 26 games (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

The St. Louis Blues currently possess talented youths at all positions in the CHL. This season, the Blues most talented junior players are at the left wing position. While Tommy Vannelli is an exceptional player on defense, the combination of William Carrier, Zach Pochiro, and Ryan Tesink provides the Blues with significant depth at the position.

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On the Rush, November 2013

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Anthony Mantha - Team Canada

Photo: Red Wings draft pick Anthony Mantha has torn up the QMJHL and put himself in prime position for a prominent role on Team Canada at the 2014 WJC (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Welcome to the November 2013 edition of On the Rush, a monthly column featuring prospects at various competition levels who are either exceeding expectations or falling a little behind.

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The St. Louis Blues continue to improve their defensive depth

by Suraj Sukumar

Dmitrij Jaskin - St. Louis Blues

Photo: Winger Dmitrij Jaskin is part of a new class of prospects skating with the Blues’ new AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves (courtesy of Mark Buckner/NHLI via Getty Images)

The St. Louis Blues minor league team suffered drastically from a shortage of high-end talent last season. On the blue line, the Peoria Rivermen, lacked significant offensive production, putting immense pressure on the forwards.

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Team Rankings: Deep prospect pool for Montreal Canadiens leads middle group

by HF Staff

Jarred Tinordi - Monteal Canadiens

Photo: Photo: Jarred Tinordi leads a deep group of defensive prospects for the Montreal Canadiens. Tinordi was selected 22nd overall in the 2010 NHL Draft. (courtesy of Minas Panagiotakis/Icon SMI)

Below is the middle section of the Hockey's Future NHL Team Rankings. The teams are ranked in terms of the quality of their overall prospect pool as voted on by HF staff. For reference, just the top five prospects are listed. To be eligible, a prospect must meet HF's prospect criteria. The rankings are done twice a year, with this ranking meant to represent the state of the prospect pools in the early stages of the 2013-14 season.

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