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

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Vladislav Namestnikov - Tampa Bay Lightning

Photo: Tampa Bay Lightning forward Vladislav Namestnikov starred for the OHL’s London Knights for two seasons before playing the past two seasons for the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch (courtesy of Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire)

Tampa Bay Lightning rookie forward Vladislav Namestnikov was among the scoring leaders during the 2014 NHL preseason, picking up seven assists in five games. It took him a couple of regular season games to find his groove, but Namestnikov broke through with two points against the Montreal Canadiens in a 7-1 Lightning win that included Namestnikov’s first NHL goal. Read more»

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Jonathan Drouin - Tampa Bay Lightning

Photo: Forward Jonathan Drouin, selected third overall in the 2013 NHL Draft, will begin his pro career at 2014-15. Drouin is an early favorite to win the 2015 Calder Trophy. (courtesy of Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

The Fall edition of the Hockey’s Future ranking of the Top 50 NHL prospects concludes with the top 10 prospects. Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Jonathan Drouin narrowly beat out Florida Panthers forward Aleksander Barkov to take top honors in this edition of the rankings.

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Nikolaj Ehlers - Winnipeg Jets

Photo: Dynamic winger Nikolaj Ehlers turned a lot of heads in his first NHL training camp with the Winnipeg Jets. Ehlers was selected in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft. (courtesy of Terrence Lee/Icon Sportswire)

The Fall edition of the Hockey’s Future ranking of the Top 50 NHL prospects continues with the prospects ranked 11-20. Leading this portion of the rankings is Nikolaj Ehlers, who is one of two Winnipeg Jets prospects in this group.

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Michael Dal Colle - New York Islanders

Photo: Forward Michael Dal Colle was selected fifth overall in the 2014 NHL Draft by the New York Islanders following a 95-point season in the OHL. Dal Colle is currently playing for the Oshawa Generals in the OHL. (courtesy of Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Fall edition of the Hockey’s Future ranking of the Top 50 NHL prospects continues with the prospects ranked 21-30. This particular section of the rankings is led by 2014 NHL Draft pick Michael Dal Colle, one of several recent draft picks to make their top 50 debut.

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Nikita Kucherov - Tampa Bay Lightning

Photo: Tampa Bay Lightning forward prospect Nikita Kucherov (86) has celebrated a few goals with his teammates in 2014 NHL preseason action (courtesy of Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire)

As the 2014 NHL preseason winds down, the number of prospects remaining with the big club has dwindled, as well. So, despite a night in which there were seven NHL games to choose from, only a handful of NHL prospects in those games stood out. And, as has been the case more than once in this preseason, the Tampa Bay Lightning provided those top prospect performances. Read more»

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