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 Junior 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 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. Scott Harrington Pro 6.5 B
6. Petter Granberg Pro 6.5 C
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. Andrew MacWilliam Pro 6.0 C
12. Stephen Desrocher CHL 6.0 D
13. Max Everson NCAA 5.0 D

Top 50 NHL Prospects: Anthony Duclair heads 41-50 group in Spring rankings

by HF Staff
Anthony Duclair - New York Rangers

Photo: Arizona Coyotes prospect Anthony Duclair was originally drafted by the New York Rangers, but was dealt to the Coyotes in the March 2nd deal that brought Keith Yandle to the Rangers (courtesy of Dan Hamilton/Icon Sportswire)

The Spring edition of the Hockey’s Future ranking of the Top 50 NHL prospects begins with the prospects ranked 41 thru 50. This section of the ranking features prospects at various levels of their development, including a few who saw some time in the NHL during the 2014-15 season. Read more»

Prospect Impressions: Aho wins Liiga for Karpat, U18 highlights, more from the CHL

by David Hahn
Anthony DeLuca - Rimouski Oceanic

Photo: Rimouski Oceanic forward and 2015-eligible Anthony DeLuca has scored nine goals and 14 points in 12 playoff games that is poised to move on to the QMJHL championship series (courtesy of Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images)

In this week’s Prospect Impressions, a Finnish forward scores a dream goal to win the Liiga championship for his team. In the QMJHL, a pair of forwards score overtime winners of their own in clutch situations. The U18 World Championship has wrapped up, but two draft-eligible forwards had big performances in the final opportunity to raise their draft stock. The OHL playoffs are in the semi-finals, and one lesser-known Buffalo Sabres prospect is in the mood to win. Meanwhile, a former OHL forward has transitioned into the AHL successfully, paired up with a fellow forward who faced similar questions about his game. Read more»

Barbashev, Gauthier are tops among QMJHL centers

by Chris Roberts
Ivan Barbashev - Team Russia - 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Moncton Wildcats forward and St. Louis Blues prospect Ivan Barbashev, shown here playing for Russia at the 2015 WJC, has produced 24 points in 15 games for the Wildcats in the 2015 QMJHL playoffs (courtesy of Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

The QMJHL might house the lowest amount of future NHL players among the three Canadian junior leagues, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t an abundance of quality prospects – particularly in the middle of the ice. A total of nine NHL-drafted centers played in the ‘Q’ this season, while recent signing Danick Martel rounds out a formidable Top 10. Read more»

Toronto Maple Leafs show patience with NCAA and European prospects

by Ed Dermit
Photo: Casey Bailey scored his first NHL goal after signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs at the end of his junior NCAA season. (Courtesy of Dan Hamilton/Icon Sportswire)

Photo: Casey Bailey scored his first NHL goal after signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs at the end of his junior NCAA season. (Courtesy of Dan Hamilton/Icon Sportswire)

The Toronto Maple Leafs had five drafted prospects playing in the NCAA and three playing in Europe during the 2014-15 season. At this stage, most are still questionable as potential pros, although Andreas Johnson and Dominic Toninato had impactful seasons that separated them from the pack. The Leafs also signed a pair of promising free agents in Casey Bailey (NCAA) and Nikita Soshnikov (KHL), following the completion of their respective seasons. They will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact in 2015-16. Read more»

Skilled Toronto Maple Leafs prospects are developing according to plan

by Ed Dermit
Frederik Gauthier - Toronto Maple Leafs

Photo: Frederik Gauthier will attempt to lead the Rimouski Oceanic all the way to the Memorial Cup this spring. (Courtesy of Francois Laplante/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images)

At the dawn of the 2014-15 season, the Leafs featured a number of skilled forward prospects who were looking to either build on past success or transition to the next level of hockey. While most of this group consists of players small in stature, there were no major setbacks among their elite offensive forwards as they made successful transitions to the minor pro ranks or improved statistically over their previous season. Read more»

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