Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Gritty bottom-six forwards with good size
  • Character players in all positions
  • Two-way defenseman
Weaknesses
  • Top-end talent in goal and at forward

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. Christopher Gibson Pro 6.5 D
2. Antoine Bibeau CHL 6.5 D
3. Garret Sparks Pro 6.0 C

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Connor Brown CHL 7.5 D
2. Fabrice Herzog CHL 7.0 D
3. Andreas Johnson Europe 7.0 D
4. Tyler Biggs Pro 6.5 C
5. Carter Ashton Pro 6.0 B
6. Brandon Kozun Pro 6.0 C
7. Kenny Ryan Pro 5.5 C
8. Cameron Abney Pro 4.0 C

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Josh Leivo Pro 7.5 C
2. Spencer Abbott Pro 6.5 C
3. Jerry D'Amigo Pro 6.5 C
4. Teemu Hartikainen Europe 6.5 D
5. Brad Ross Pro 6.0 C
6. David Broll Pro 6.0 C
7. Jamie Devane Pro 5.5 C

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Frederik Gauthier CHL 7.5 C
2. Greg McKegg Pro 7.0 C
3. Carter Verhaeghe CHL 7.0 C
4. Tony Cameranesi NCAA 6.5 C
5. Dominic Toninato NCAA 6.5 C
6. Ryan Rupert CHL 6.0 C
7. Sam Carrick Pro 5.0 C

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Matt Finn CHL 7.0 C
2. Stuart Percy Pro 7.0 C
3. Eric Knodel Pro 6.5 C
4. Petter Granberg Pro 6.5 C
5. Tom Nilsson Europe 6.5 D
6. Viktor Loov Europe 6.5 D
7. Andrew MacWilliam Pro 6.0 C
8. Max Everson NCAA 5.0 D

Toronto Maple Leafs have small group of prospects playing in college and Europe

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Teemu Hartikainen - Toronto Maple Leafs

Photo: Forward Teemu Hartikainen was acquired by the Maple Leafs in a trade on January 31st, 2014. Hartikainen spent the 2013-14 season in the KHL with Salavat Yulaev Ufa. (courtesy of ANTTI AIMO-KOIVISTO/AFP/Getty Images)

For the greater part of the last decade, the Toronto Maple Leafs have been reluctant to draft outside of the CHL in the first round. Sure, they selected NCAA-bound Tyler Biggs in 2011, but just a season later he was playing for the Oshawa Generals of the OHL.

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Otters’ Burakovsky tops among drafted wingers playing in OHL

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Andre Burakovsky - Erie Otters

Photo: Erie Otters forward and Washington Capitals prospect Andre Burakovsky has had a smooth transition to the North American game, notching 87 points in 57 games in 2013-14 (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

The top 10 NHL-drafted wingers currently playing in the OHL aren’t overly large (a couple of notable exceptions, of course), but this year’s crop represents a collection of players who generally are solid defensively (or at least have shown that capability when they put their minds to it), and have the hands to chip in once in a while.

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Top 50: Oilers’ Marincin tops the first group of NHL prospects in Spring update

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Martin Marincin - Edmonton Oilers

Photo: Defenseman Martin Marincin has had a solid 2013-14 season split between the AHL and NHL. Marincin was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the second round of the 2010 NHL Draft. (courtesy of Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

The Spring edition of the Hockey's Future ranking of the Top 50 NHL prospects begins with the prospects ranked 41-50. This group features several prospects on the verge of cracking an NHL roster on a full-time basis, as well as more recent draft picks who are finding breakout success in 2013-14.

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Fucale heads solid group of goaltending prospects in the QMJHL

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Antoine Bibeau - Val-D'Or Foreurs

Photo: Val-d’Or Foreurs goaltender and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Antoine Bibeau was dealt from the Charlottetown Islanders to the Foreurs in late December, with Bibeau assuming the starting role with his new club (courtesy of Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images)

"Don't call it a comeback, I've been here for years…"

Although the QMJHL is a long way from its 1990's heyday, when it regularly knocked out similar junior leagues when it came to the development of NHL goaltending prospects, the league currently boasts nine netminders who have been drafted or signed by NHL clubs. This number was bolstered by a bumper crop of five current QMJHL goalies drafted in the 2013 NHL Draft.

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Johns, Matheson lead good crop of drafted NCAA defensemen

by DJ Powers
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Stephen Johns - University of Notre Dame

Photo: Notre Dame defenseman and Chicago Blackhawks prospect Stephen Johns will cap off his college career with his most productive offensive season for the Fighting Irish (courtesy of Zumapress/Icon SMI)

This season, the NCAA features an array of outstanding NHL-drafted defensemen and many of them, particularly underclassmen, have been left off this year’s list. The ten defensemen ranked here are all having excellent seasons with their respective teams and have made tremendous strides in their development.

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