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. Antoine Bibeau Pro 7.0 D
2. Garret Sparks Pro 6.5 C
3. Christopher Gibson 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. Zach Hyman Pro 7.0 C
4. Connor Brown Pro 7.0 C
5. Andreas Johnson Europe 7.0 C
6. Fabrice Herzog Europe 7.0 D
7. J.J. Piccinich NCAA 7.0 D
8. Nikita Soshnikov Europe 7.0 D
9. Casey Bailey Pro 7.0 D

Left Wing

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

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Mitch Marner CHL 8.5 D
2. William Nylander Pro 8.0 C
3. Frederik Gauthier CHL 7.0 C
4. Carter Verhaeghe CHL 7.0 C
5. Tony Cameranesi NCAA 6.5 C
6. Dominic Toninato NCAA 6.5 C
7. Dakota Joshua Junior 6.5 D
8. Sam Carrick Pro 6.0 C
9. Ryan Rupert Pro 6.0 C

Defensemen

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

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