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. 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


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


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

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by Tony Androckitis
Josh Leivo - Toronto Maple Leafs

Photo: Toronto Maple Leafs forward Josh Leivo is in his second tour of duty with the NHL club in 2015-16, posting three goals in seven NHL games (courtesy of Dan Hamilton/Icon Sportswire)



Currently in his third season of hockey at the professional level – the final year of his entry-level contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs organization – forward Josh Leivo has appeared in NHL games with the Leafs in each of his three seasons, but each time has found himself back in the AHL with the Toronto Marlies. Read more»

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Martins Dzierkals - Rouyn-Noranda Huskies

Photo: Rouyn-Noranda Huskies forward and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Martins Dzierkals is currently fourth in scoring for the Huskies with 21 goals and 54 points in 48 games for the QMJHL’s top club (courtesy of Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)



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by Tony Androckitis
Frank Vatrano - Providence Bruins

Photo: Providence Bruins forward and Boston Bruins prospect Frank Vatrano scored six goals and added an assist in 30 NHL games in 2015-16 (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)



As teams enter the stretch run of the 2015-16 AHL season, points in the standings are at a premium. A good run of wins can help solidify a playoff position while an untimely losing skid can push a team out of postseason contention. The intensity is ramped up in the final eight weeks of the season, meaning every game, period and shift matters. Read more»

Prospect Faceoff: Leafs’ Bracco, Dzierkals, Joshua in action, Gardiner approaches milestone, Stadium Series continues

by David Hahn
Matt Dumba - Minnesota Wild; Artemi Panarin - Chicago Blackhawks - Prospect Faceoff for 2/19/16

Photo: Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba and Chicago Blackhawks forward Artemi Panarin go head-to-head this weekend in a Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN (courtesy of David Berding/Icon Sportswire and Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire)



This week in Prospect Faceoff, three Toronto Maple Leafs prospects are in action, with each facing stiff competition. Two of the WHL’s most consistent and well-liked players go head-to-head with the division crown still hanging in the balance, and the NHL’s Stadium Series writes a new chapter with two of the NHL’s brightest young stars facing off. Read more»

Royals’ Joe Hicketts the top NHL property among WHL defensemen

by Glen Erickson
Joe Hicketts - Victoria Royals

Photo: Victoria Royals defenseman and Detroit Red Wings prospect Joe Hicketts served as an alternate captain for Team Canada at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)



The smallest defender lands the top ranking in this Hockey’s Future ranking of the top WHL defenders that are currently the property of NHL teams. Joe Hicketts of the Victoria Royals and a prospect of the Detroit Red Wings gets the nod as the defensive NHL property out of the WHL. Read more»

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