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

Legend of Players' Leagues
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. 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 7.5 C
2. Joel Vermin Pro 7.0 C
3. Danick Gauthier Pro 7.0 F
4. Carter Ashton Pro 6.5 B
5. Brian Hart Pro 6.5 C
6. Jonne Tammela Europe 6.5 C
7. Mathieu Joseph CHL 6.5 C

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Nikita Gusev Europe 8.0 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. Yanni Gourde Pro 6.0 C
7. Bokondji Imama CHL 5.5 C

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Brayden Point CHL 8.0 D
2. Anthony Cirelli CHL 7.5 D
3. Tanner Richard Pro 7.0 C
4. Mitchell Stephens CHL 7.0 C
5. Matthew Peca NCAA 6.5 C
6. James Mullin NCAA 6.5 C
7. Cameron Darcy CHL 6.5 C
8. Brendan O'Donnell NCAA 6.0 C
9. Saku Salminen Europe 6.0 D

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Anthony DeAngelo CHL 8.0 C
2. Slater Koekkoek Pro 7.0 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

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