Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
  • Blue chip prospects at forward and in goal
  • Depth at center
  • Very shallow pool in goal
  • 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
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League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Thatcher Demko NCAA 8.0 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Jake Virtanen CHL 8.0 C
2. Brock Boeser NCAA 7.5 C
3. Nicklas Jensen Pro 7.0 C
4. Alexandre Grenier Pro 6.5 C
5. Lukas Jasek Europe 6.5 D

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Hunter Shinkaruk Pro 7.5 C
2. Ronalds Kenins Pro 6.5 B
3. Ludwig Blomstrand Pro 6.0 C
4. Matthew Beattie NCAA 6.0 D
5. Mackenze Stewart Pro 6.0 D


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


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Andrey Pedan Pro 6.5 C
2. Ben Hutton Pro 6.5 C
3. Jordan Subban Pro 6.5 C
4. Guillaume Brisebois CHL 6.5 C
5. Ashton Sautner Pro 6.5 D
6. Evan McEneny Pro 6.5 D
7. Anton Cederholm Pro 6.5 D
8. Nikita Tryamkin Europe 6.5 D
9. Carl Neill CHL 6.5 D
10. Mike Williamson NCAA 6.0 D
11. Tate Olson CHL 6.0 D

Vancouver Canucks 2015 NHL Draft Preview

by Peter Prohaska
Jared McCann - Vacouver Canucks

Photo: Vancouver Canucks prospect Jared McCann was the team’s second first-round pick (24th overall) at the 2014 NHL Draft and the second-leading scorer on a deep Sault Ste. Marie team (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Returning to the playoffs is always a positive, but for the Vancouver Canucks a somewhat lackluster series against the rival Calgary Flames ended the season far too soon, leaving the franchise and its fans a palpable sense of arriving at a kind of crossroads. The double trends of a declining veteran group and a rising young group mainly composed of prospects must meet in the middle soon for another chance at a Stanley Cup. On the other hand, the Canucks’ teams of the 2000s etched a worthy place in team history, and with new management in place the future group of players looks strong enough to establish its own identity down the road. Adding another strong draft class over the weekend is of real importance.

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Virtanen gained valuable experience with Vancouver’s AHL affiliate in Utica

by Tony Androckitis
Jake Virtanen - Utica Comets

Photo: Utica Comets forward and Vancouver Canucks prospect Jake Virtanen had a busy 2014-15 season with a stop in the WHL, a gold medal win at the 2015 World Juniors, and his first pro action in the AHL (courtesy of Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire)

When Jake Virtanen arrived in Utica after his WHL playoff run with the Calgary Hitmen came to an end, he was expecting to come in and practice with the Vancouver Canucks‘ top minor league affiliate, the Utica Comets, to learn about the game at the professional level. Read more»

2015 NHL Draft: Hockey’s Future Staff Mock Draft

by HF Staff
Match Marner - Lawson Crouse - Noah Hanifin - Jack Eichel - Connor McDavid - Dylan Strome - 2015 NHL Draft Top Prospects

Photo: 2015 NHL Draft prospects (front l-r) Mitch Marner and Lawson Crouse, and (back I-r) Noah Hanifin, Jack Eichel, Connor McDavid, and Dylan Strome are players expected to be chosen at the top of the draft being held in Sunrise, FL on 6/26 & 27 (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Just like that, another year is over. The Chicago Blackhawks have won their third Stanley Cup in six years, elevating the team’s exciting roster to dynasty status. For the rest of the league, the 2015 NHL Draft now looms large on the calendar, taking place June 26th and 27th at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. Read more»

Prospect Impressions: Top five NHL prospect highlights of the year for 2014-15

by David Hahn
Max Domi - London Knights

Photo: London Knights forward and Arizona Coyotes prospect Max Domi capped off a fine junior career by winning a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2015 World Junior Championship (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

Through the second half of the 2014-15 season, Prospect Impressions has brought you the top NHL prospect game highlights of the week. Now that the season in winding down, so too is this series. We’ve been counting down the top plays of the year, which finally culminates with the top five incredible plays made by some top-flight NHL prospects. Read more»

2010 NHL Draft: Vancouver Canucks had few picks, little to show

by Peter Prohaska
Alex Friesen - Vancouver Canucks

Photo: Vancouver Canucks prospect Alex Friesen is the lone bright spot from a draft that the Canucks mostly punted (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

Yes, Mike Gillis did attend the draft. Apparently not liking the looks of things in the first round, the Vancouver Canucks‘ General Manager sent the 25th overall pick, along with Michael Grabner and Steve Bernier, to Florida in exchange for Keith Ballard and Victor Oreskovich. The Panthers took Quinton Howden, who has yet to become a full-fledged NHL player, but the Canucks might have taken a gamble on a player still on the board like Evgeny Kuznetzov, Brock Nelson, or Emerson Etem who have done so. Read more»

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