Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
  • Goaltending prospects
  • Stable of big, physical defensemen
  • Speedy, skilled crop of forwards
  • Young centers
  • Lacking experienced offensive-minded defensemen

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. Andrei Vasilevskiy Pro 8.0 B
2. Kristers Gudlevskis Pro 7.0 C
3. Adam Wilcox Pro 6.5 C
4. Kristian Oldham Junior 6.0 C

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Adam Erne Pro 7.0 C
2. Danick Gauthier Pro 7.0 F
3. Carter Ashton Pro 6.5 B
4. Brian Hart Pro 6.5 C
5. Joel Vermin Pro 6.5 C
6. Jonne Tammela Europe 6.5 C
7. Mathieu Joseph CHL 6.5 C
8. Jonathan Marchessault Pro 6.5 D

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Nikita Gusev Europe 7.5 D
2. Dennis Yan CHL 7.0 C
3. Henri Ikonen Pro 6.5 C
4. Cristiano DiGiacinto CHL 6.5 C
5. David Broll Pro 6.0 C
6. Philippe Paradis Pro 6.0 C
7. Yanni Gourde Pro 6.0 C
8. Dalton Smith Pro 5.5 C
9. Bokondji Imama CHL 5.5 C


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Vladislav Namestnikov Pro 7.5 C
2. Matthew Peca NCAA 7.0 C
3. Brayden Point CHL 7.0 C
4. Mitchell Stephens CHL 7.0 C
5. Tanner Richard Pro 6.5 C
6. James Mullin NCAA 6.5 C
7. Cameron Darcy CHL 6.5 C
8. Cody Kunyk Pro 6.5 D
9. Anthony Cirelli CHL 6.5 D
10. Brendan O'Donnell NCAA 6.0 C
11. Saku Salminen Europe 6.0 D


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Anthony DeAngelo CHL 8.0 C
2. Slater Koekkoek Pro 7.5 C
3. Johnathan MacLeod NCAA 7.0 C
4. Dominik Masin Europe 7.0 C
5. Matthew Spencer CHL 7.0 C
6. Nikita Nesterov Pro 6.5 B
7. Dylan Blujus Pro 6.5 C
8. Jake Dotchin Pro 6.5 C
9. Ben Thomas CHL 6.5 C
10. Daniel Walcott Pro 6.5 D
11. Luke Witkowski Pro 6.0 B
12. Ryan Zuhlsdorf Junior 6.0 C
13. Dan Milan Pro 5.0 C

2014-15 Calder Poll: Predators’ Forsberg is top NHL rookie for November

by Tony Piscotta

Filip Forsberg - Nashville Predators

Photo: Nashville Predators rookie forward Flip Forsberg scored nine of his 12 goals in the month of November (courtesy of Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire)


For the second straight month, two players dominated the Hockey’s Future Calder Trophy monthly poll for the 2014-15 season. But this month’s top rookies – Filip Forsberg of Nashville and Calgary’s Johnny Gaudreau – are not the same two rookies who were nearly unanimous choices for the first and second spots in our November poll. Read more»

Tampa Bay Lightning has large group of prospects playing at junior level

by Chris Roberts

Dominik Masin - Tampa Bay Lightning

Photo: Defenseman Dominik Masin is one of six members of the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 2014 NHL Draft class to play in the CHL this season. (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images for the credit.)

Despite the graduation of Jonathan Drouin from the junior ranks, the Tampa Bay Lightning have plenty of reason to keep a keen eye on the QMJHL, OHL, and WHL this season. From the 2013 NHL Draft, American-born forward Adam Erne remains with Quebec in the ‘Q,’ while six of seven selections from last year’s draft are currently playing in the CHL.

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On the Rush, November 2014

by HF Staff

Linden Vey - Vancouver Canucks

Photo: Forward Linden Vey started the 2014-15 season strong, with nine points through his first 18 games. Vey was traded in the offseason from the Los Angeles Kings to the Vancouver Canucks. (courtesy of Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

Welcome to the first edition of On the Rush for the 2014-15 season. For those unfamiliar, On the Rush focuses on prospects at various levels of competition who exceeded expectations or fell behind a bit in the past month.

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Team Rankings: Rebuilding Buffalo Sabres still have NHL’s top prospect pool

by HF Staff

Rasmus Ristolainen - Buffalo Sabres

Photo: Buffalo Sabres defensive prospect Rasmus Ristolainen is one of a handful of good prospects at that position. Ristolainen is a part of the prospect group ranked first in HF’s team rankings (courtesy of Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)

Hockey’s Future presents the top group of the 2014-15 Fall NHL team rankings. The teams are ranked by the overall quality of their prospect pool as voted on by the HF staff. For reference, the top five prospects are listed. To be eligible, a prospect must meet  HF’s prospect criteria. The ranking is done twice a year, in the Fall and Spring. Each team’s rank from the previous rankings is listed in parentheses.

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Drouin, Paquette latest Lightning prospects to pass through Syracuse

by Tony Androckitis

Jonathan Drouin - Tampa Bay Lightning

Photo: Tampa Bay Lightning rookie forward Jonathan Drouin appeared in two games for the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch prior to making his NHL debut in October (courtesy of Brad Rempel/Icon Sportswire)

The Tampa Bay Lightning have seen several forward prospects come up through the system in recent years, including the team’s leading scorer, Tyler Johnson, Nikita Kucherov, Ondrej Palat, and Alex Killorn. Read more»

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