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. Christopher Gibson Pro 6.5 D
2. Antoine Bibeau CHL 6.5 D
3. Garret Sparks Pro 6.0 C

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Connor Brown CHL 7.5 D
2. Fabrice Herzog CHL 7.0 D
3. Andreas Johnson Europe 7.0 D
4. John Piccinich Junior 7.0 D
5. Tyler Biggs Pro 6.5 C
6. Carter Ashton Pro 6.0 B
7. Brandon Kozun Pro 6.0 C

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Josh Leivo Pro 7.5 C
2. Pierre Engvall Europe 7.0 D
3. Spencer Abbott Pro 6.5 C
4. Brad Ross Pro 6.0 C
5. David Broll Pro 6.0 C
6. Nolan Vesey Junior 6.0 D
7. Jamie Devane Pro 5.5 C

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. William Nylander Europe 8.0 C
2. Frederik Gauthier CHL 7.5 C
3. Greg McKegg Pro 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. Ryan Rupert CHL 6.0 C
9. Sam Carrick Pro 5.0 C

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Matt Finn CHL 7.0 C
2. Stuart Percy Pro 7.0 C
3. Rinat Valiev CHL 7.0 C
4. Eric Knodel Pro 6.5 C
5. Petter Granberg Pro 6.5 C
6. Tom Nilsson Europe 6.5 D
7. Viktor Loov Europe 6.5 D
8. Andrew MacWilliam Pro 6.0 C
9. Max Everson NCAA 5.0 D

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Nathan MacKinnon - Colorado Avalanche

Photo: Selected first overall in the 2013 NHL Draft, center Nathan MacKinnon has made a smooth transition to the NHL level. (courtesy of Karl Gehring/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Below is the 21-30 segment of the Hockey's Future NHL Team Rankings. The teams are ranked in terms of the quality of their overall prospect pool as voted on by members of the HF staff. For reference, just the top five prospects for each club are listed. To be eligible, a prospect must meet HF's prospect criteria. The rankings are done twice a year, with this ranking meant to represent the state of the prospect pools in the early stages of the 2013-14 season.

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Brown, Otters enjoying the plus side of success

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Connor Brown - Erie Otters

Photo: Erie Otters captain and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Connor Brown is experiencing success as an Otter for the first time as he leads the OHL in scoring this season (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

 

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Youth movement expected to continue for Toronto Maple Leafs in 2013-14 season

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Matt Finn - Toronto Maple Leafs

Photo: Now in his fourth season of junior hockey, Matt Finn is expected to be a leader for the Guelph Storm on and off the ice. (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

The AHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Toronto Marlies, are expected to ice a very youthful lineup for the 2013-14 season, comprised mostly of players aged 23 and under. The Marlies will welcome eight players who make their rookie debuts in the AHL.

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Top 50: Prospects ranked 11-20 knocking down door of NHL

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Valeri Nichushkin - Dallas Stars

Photo: Valeri Nichushkin, Dallas’ 10th overall selection in 2013, is one of seven top-10 picks to break camp with their NHL team in 2013-14 (courtesy of Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Fall edition of the Hockey's Future ranking of the Top 50 NHL prospects continues with the prospects ranked 11-20. NHL success is at a premium as we break into the top 20 with a group made up mostly of players primed for an NHL breakout.

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2013 Rookie Tournament: Smarter play needed for truculent Ross to make progress

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Brad Ross - Toronto Marlies

Photo: Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Brad Ross saw limited action with the AHL’s Toronto Marlies in his first full season of pro hockey (courtesy of Abelimages/Getty Images)

 

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