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. Kasimir Kaskisuo Pro 7.5 D
2. Antoine Bibeau Pro 7.0 C
3. Garret Sparks Pro 6.5 C

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Mitch Marner CHL 8.5 C
2. Kasperi Kapanen Pro 7.5 C
3. Jeremy Bracco CHL 7.5 D
4. Connor Brown Pro 7.0 C
5. Tobias Lindberg Pro 7.0 C
6. Zach Hyman Pro 7.0 D
7. Fabrice Herzog Europe 7.0 D
8. J.J. Piccinich CHL 7.0 D
9. Nikita Soshnikov Pro 7.0 D
10. Nikita Korostelev CHL 7.0 D

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Brendan Leipsic Pro 7.0 C
2. Andreas Johnson Europe 7.0 C
3. Pierre Engvall Europe 7.0 D
4. Martins Dzierkals CHL 7.0 D
5. Dmytro Timashov CHL 7.0 D
6. Josh Leivo Pro 6.5 C
7. Nolan Vesey NCAA 6.0 D

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. William Nylander Pro 8.0 C
2. Tony Cameranesi Pro 6.5 C
3. Dominic Toninato NCAA 6.5 C
4. Colin Smith Pro 6.5 C
5. Frederik Gauthier Pro 6.5 C
6. Dakota Joshua NCAA 6.5 D
7. Sam Carrick Pro 6.0 C

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Nikita Zaitsev Pro 7.5 B
2. Stuart Percy Pro 7.0 C
3. Connor Carrick Pro 7.0 C
4. Rinat Valiev CHL 7.0 D
5. Travis Dermott CHL 7.0 D
6. Jesper Lindgren Europe 7.0 D
7. Scott Harrington Pro 6.5 B
8. Viktor Loov Pro 6.5 C
9. Andrew Nielsen CHL 6.5 D
10. Stephen Desrocher CHL 6.0 D

2016 NHL Draft: Toronto Maple Leafs add Matthews to increasingly talented stable

by Ken McKenna
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2016 NHL Draft - Auston Matthews - Toronto Maple Leafs

Photo: Newly-minted Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Auston Matthews will get his first action in the new Maple Leafs sweater at the team’s summer development camp in early July (courtesy of Jeffrey T. Barnes/Getty Images)

 

 

To the surprise of few, the Toronto Maple Leafs used the first overall selection at the 2016 NHL Draft on center Auston Matthews, the player widely regarded as the draft’s top prospect. The talented center competed in Switzerland last season, but he should be a strong candidate to make the Maple Leafs roster for the start of the 2016-17 season. Read more»

2016 NHL Draft: Hockey’s Future Staff Mock Draft

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2016 NHL Draft Top Prospects - Pierre-Luc Dubois, Auston Matthews, Matthew Tkachuk, Patrik Laine, and Alexander Nylander

Photo: Five top prospects for the 2016 NHL Draft were the guests of the NHL during the Stanley Cup Final, with forwards (L-R) Pierre-Luc Dubois, Auston Matthews, Matthew Tkachuk, Patrik Laine, and Alexander Nylander taking Game Four in San Jose (courtesy of Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)

 

 

While the 2016 NHL Draft lacks some of the drama that was provided leading up to last year’s draft, when Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel vied for the right to go first overall, there is nevertheless some very good talent to be had at the top of this year’s event. And even beyond the top 5, NHL clubs drafting in the first round should be able to land some good talent that will almost certainly suit up for NHL action in the not too distant future. Read more»

Marner, Labanc tops among NHL properties on the wing in OHL

by Jason Menard
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Mitch Marner - London Knights - 2016 MasterCard Memorial Cup

Photo: London Knights forward and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Mitch Marner (L) produced 16 goals and 44 points in 18 postseason games in the Knights’ run to a Memorial Cup championship (courtesy of Rob Wallator/CHL Images)

 

 

The Ontario Hockey League was stocked with talent up front this season and it culminated in a season for the ages for one London Knight. But while Toronto Maple Leafs’ prospect Mitchell Marner may have been the top winger this year, he was not the only show in the league.

The OHL was blessed with a depth of elite-quality, NHL-drafted talent on its wings this season, with the best of that group being ranked below. Read more»

Shift in organizational strategy creates deep Toronto Maple Leafs Top 20

by Matthew Stamper
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Mitch Marner - Toronto Maple Leafs

Photo: After winning the OHL, CHL and Memorial Cup MVP, it’s no surprise London Knights forward Mitch Marner remains the top prospect in the Toronto Maple Leafs organization. (courtesy Terry Wilson / CHL Images)

 

 

The Toronto Maple Leafs have underwent a tremendous organizational overhaul in the past 18 months, and, as a result, the team’s prospect group is one of the best in the NHL. They’ll add to their already-impressive group in the upcoming draft, where they currently own 12 picks.

Because of the amount of trades and new prospects in the organization there has been a lot of movement in the Maple Leafs Top 20 prospects, though the Top 3 remains the same. Read more»

Prospect Impressions: Finland’s Barkov, Kapanen score, plus more top plays of the season

by David Hahn
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Kasperi Kapanen - Team Finland - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Kasperi Kapanen (#24) scored one of the bigger goals in international play in 2015-16, as he netted the overtime winner to give Finland the gold medal at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of MARKKU ULANDER/AFP/Getty Images)

 

 

The top plays of the year continues with ridiculous efforts from Florida Panthers forward Aleksander Barkov in the shootout, a young Swedish defenseman, and a goal that united a country. The second-best save of the season is also featured, and it might be a bit unconventional, but that’s okay with us! Read more»

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