Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
  • Blue chip prospects at forward and in goal
  • Depth at center
  • Shallow pool on right wing
  • Defense lacks a gamebreaker

About Prospect Scores and Probability

Prospect Criteria

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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. Thatcher Demko NCAA 8.0 D
2. Joacim Eriksson Pro 7.0 D
3. Joe Cannata Pro 6.5 C

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Jake Virtanen CHL 8.0 D
2. Nicklas Jensen Pro 7.5 D
3. Alexandre Grenier Pro 7.0 D

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Hunter Shinkaruk Pro 7.5 D
2. Darren Archibald Pro 6.5 C
3. Michael Zalewski Pro 6.5 C
4. Ludwig Blomstrand Pro 6.0 C
5. Matthew Beattie NCAA 6.0 D
6. Ronalds Kenins Pro 6.0 D


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Bo Horvat Pro 7.5 C
2. Brendan Gaunce Pro 7.0 C
3. Linden Vey Pro 7.0 C
4. Cole Cassels CHL 7.0 C
5. Jared McCann CHL 7.0 C
6. Joseph Labate NCAA 6.5 C
7. Alex Friesen Pro 6.5 D
8. Dane Fox Pro 6.0 C
9. Kyle Pettit CHL 6.0 C


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Adam Clendening Pro 7.0 C
2. Jeremie Blain Pro 7.0 C
3. Nikita Tryamkin Europe 7.0 C
4. Frank Corrado Pro 7.0 D
5. Henrik Tommernes Pro 7.0 D
6. Andrey Pedan Pro 7.0 D
7. Patrick McNally NCAA 7.0 D
8. Peter Andersson Pro 6.5 C
9. Ben Hutton NCAA 6.5 C
10. Jordan Subban CHL 6.5 D
11. Miles Liberati CHL 6.5 D
12. Evan McEneny CHL 6.0 C
13. Anton Cederholm CHL 6.0 C
14. Mike Williamson NCAA 6.0 D
15. Mackenze Stewart CHL 6.0 D

Vancouver Canucks 2012 draft review

by Larenzo Jensen

Photo: Brendan Gaunce was the first draft pick selected by Vancouver Canucks at the 2012 NHL Draft. (Aaron Bell/CHL Images)


The Vancouver Canucks came into the 2012 NHL Draft with only five picks. The organization made the best available selection with their first round pick and went off the board with their remaining picks. There was a strong NCAA connection, with the team selecting players that will attend Maine, Boston University, and Yale. It was also apparent that the Canucks brass were looking to add size to their prospect ranks, as the average height of their 2012 draft class was 6'2.

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Vancouver Canucks 2012 draft preview

by Jared Ramsden

Photo: Winger Nicklas Jensen is the top prospect for the Vancouver Canucks. Jensen was drafted 29th overall in the 2011 NHL Draft. (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)


After coming up just short in the Stanley Cup Final in 2010-11, the Vancouver Canucks had another banner regular season, taking home the President's Trophy. However they were ousted in the first round of the playoffs this year by the eventual Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings. The price to pay for finishing near the top of the regular season standings is another draft pick right near the end of the first round, just like last year.

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Connauton, Jensen headline Canucks prospect awards

by Jared Ramsden

Photo: Defenseman Kevin Connauton had a breakout season in 2011-12, managing 13 goals and 20 assists from the blue line. (Bill Streicher/Icon SMI)

Finishing among the top teams in the NHL five of the last six years has taken a toll on the Vancouver Canucks prospect pool. Aside from having a perennially low draft spot, the organization has either traded or graduated most of their top prospects. Consequentially the Canucks inaugural prospect awards are dominated by mostly complementary and depth players, with winger Nicklas Jensen being the possible exception.

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Hockey’s Future Organizational Rankings, Spring 2012: 21-30

by Ken McKenna
Jarred Tinordi - London Knights

Photo: London Knights captain Jarred Tinordi and his London Knights teammates fell just short of a Memorial Cup championship. Tinordi is a top prospect of the Montreal Canadiens (courtesy of Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

Below is the bottom third of the ranking of the prospect depth of the NHL organizations as voted by the Hockey's Future staff. To determine the ranking, each team's entire prospect pool was taken into consideration. For reference, just the top five prospects are listed. To be eligible, a prospect must meet HF's prospect criteria. The rankings are done twice each season, in the fall and spring.

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Nicklas Jensen new top prospect in Vancouver top-20

by Jared Ramsden
Photo: Former first-round pick Jordan Schroeder has developed slow but steadily over the past two years in the AHL. The forward is expected to battle for spot in the NHL over the next two seasons. (Photo courtesy of Paul Hebert/Icon SMI)

The Canucks aren't blessed with an overly deep group of prospects, but there are a few players at the top of the list that have some good potential and upside, the most notable being Nicklas Jensen. There are a lot of project-type players in the system as well, many of whom have a lot of raw and untapped potential. The strength of the organization continues to remain in between the pipes, headlined by Eddie Lack.

1. (2) Nicklas Jensen, RW, 7.5C
Drafted, 1st round, 29th overall, 2011

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