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

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. Antoine Bibeau Pro 7.0 C
2. Garret Sparks Pro 6.5 C

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Kasperi Kapanen Pro 7.5 C
2. Jeremy Bracco CHL 7.5 D
3. Connor Brown Pro 7.0 C
4. Zach Hyman Pro 7.0 D
5. Fabrice Herzog Europe 7.0 D
6. J.J. Piccinich NCAA 7.0 D
7. Nikita Soshnikov Europe 7.0 D
8. Casey Bailey Pro 7.0 D
9. 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


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Mitch Marner CHL 8.5 C
2. William Nylander Pro 8.0 C
3. Tony Cameranesi NCAA 6.5 C
4. Dominic Toninato NCAA 6.5 C
5. Frederik Gauthier CHL 6.5 C
6. Dakota Joshua Junior 6.5 D
7. Sam Carrick Pro 6.0 C
8. Ryan Rupert Pro 6.0 C


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Stuart Percy Pro 7.0 C
2. Rinat Valiev CHL 7.0 D
3. Travis Dermott CHL 7.0 D
4. Jesper Lindgren Europe 7.0 D
5. Frank Corrado Pro 6.5 B
6. Scott Harrington Pro 6.5 B
7. Viktor Loov Pro 6.5 C
8. Eric Knodel Pro 6.5 D
9. Cody Donaghey CHL 6.5 D
10. Andrew Nielsen CHL 6.5 D
11. Stephen Desrocher CHL 6.0 D
12. Max Everson NCAA 5.0 D

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Photo: Lethbridge Hurricanes defenseman and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Andrew Nielsen was an NHL Combine invite before being chosen by the Leafs at the 2015 NHL Draft (courtesy of Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Photo: Kitchener Rangers forward and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Jeremy Bracco elected to end his NCAA career after five games to join the Rangers this past week (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

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Photo: Edmonton Oilers rookie forward Connor McDavid has begun to produce after a quiet start to his 2015-16 season, netting five goals and 12 points in 11 games (courtesy of Chris LaFrance/Icon Sportswire)

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Photo: Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Kasperi Kapanen (L) five points in seven AHL playoff games for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins back in April, then was traded by the parent Pittsburgh Penguins to Toronto in the offseason (courtesy of Tony Ding/Icon Sportswire)

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