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

About Prospect Scores and Probability

Prospect Criteria

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Pro
Playing in N.A. Pro (NHL, AHL, ECHL, etc.)
CHL
Playing in CHL (OHL, QMJHL, WHL)
NCAA
Playing in NCAA
Europe
Playing in Europe
Junior
Playing in Junior 'A' (USHL, BCHL, AJHL, etc.)
N/A
Not Categorized Yet

Goaltenders

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Andrey Vasilevskiy Europe 8.5 C
2. Jaroslav Janus Europe 7.0 D
3. Adam Wilcox NCAA 7.0 D
4. Kristers Gudlevskis Pro 6.5 C

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Nikita Kucherov Pro 7.5 B
2. Jonathan Marchessault Pro 7.0 C
3. Adam Erne CHL 7.0 C
4. Danick Gauthier Pro 7.0 D
5. Joel Vermin Europe 7.0 D
6. Brian Hart NCAA 6.5 C

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Jonathan Drouin CHL 9.0 C
2. Henri Ikonen CHL 7.0 D
3. Nikita Gusev Europe 7.0 D
4. Tanner Richard Pro 6.5 C
5. Philippe Paradis Pro 6.5 C
6. Dalton Smith Pro 5.5 B

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Vladislav Namestnikov Pro 7.5 C
2. Cedric Paquette Pro 7.0 C
3. Matthew Peca NCAA 6.5 C
4. James Mullin NCAA 6.5 C
5. Brendan O'Donnell NCAA 6.5 D
6. Saku Salminen Europe 6.0 D

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Slater Koekkoek CHL 7.0 C
2. Nikita Nesterov Pro 7.0 D
3. Mark Barberio Pro 6.5 B
4. Dylan Blujus CHL 6.5 C
5. Dmitry Korobov Pro 6.5 C
6. Andrej Sustr Pro 6.5 C
7. Charles Landry Pro 6.5 D
8. Artem Sergeev Pro 6.5 D
9. Luke Witkowski Pro 6.0 C
10. Dan Milan Pro 6.0 D
11. Jake Dotchin CHL 6.0 D

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On the Rush, December 2013

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