Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Good depth of two-way defensemen
  • Blue chippers at the top
Weaknesses
  • Many enigmatic prospects in system
  • Lack of goaltending depth

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. Joacim Eriksson Pro 7.0 C
2. Joe Cannata Pro 6.5 C

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Nicklas Jensen Pro 7.5 C
2. Alexandre Grenier Pro 7.0 D

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Hunter Shinkaruk CHL 7.5 D
2. Jeremy Welsh Pro 7.0 C
3. Darren Archibald Pro 6.5 C
4. Michael Zalewski Pro 6.5 D
5. Ludwig Blomstrand Pro 6.0 C
6. Jeff Costello NCAA 6.0 D
7. Wes Myron Pro 6.0 D
8. Matthew Beattie NCAA 6.0 D
9. Ronalds Kenins Europe 6.0 D

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Bo Horvat CHL 7.5 C
2. Brendan Gaunce CHL 7.0 C
3. Jordan Schroeder Pro 7.0 C
4. Joseph Labate NCAA 6.5 C
5. Alexandre Mallet Pro 6.5 C
6. Cole Cassels CHL 6.5 C
7. Alex Friesen Pro 6.5 D
8. Dane Fox CHL 6.0 C
9. Kellan Lain Pro 6.0 D

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Frank Corrado Pro 7.0 C
2. Jeremie Blain Pro 7.0 C
3. Henrik Tommernes Pro 7.0 D
4. Patrick McNally NCAA 7.0 D
5. Yann Sauve Pro 6.5 C
6. Peter Andersson Pro 6.5 C
7. Ben Hutton NCAA 6.5 C
8. Jordan Subban CHL 6.5 D
9. Miles Liberati CHL 6.5 D
10. Evan McEneny CHL 6.0 C
11. Anton Cederholm CHL 6.0 C
12. Mike Williamson NCAA 6.0 D

Goaltending and defense the strengths of Vancouver Canucks minor league system

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Chris Tanev - Chicago Wolves

Photo: Defenseman Chris Tanev has been one of the best blueliners at both ends of the rink for the Chicago Wolves thus far in 2012-13. (courtesy of Zuma Press/Icon SMI)

 
Considering that the Chicago Wolves have played the fewest games in their conference to this point in the 2012-13 season, they are enjoying a modicum of success. Though currently sitting in 10th spot, the AHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks is still within striking distance of a top five seeding.

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No leadership cost with Price as Colgate captain

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Jeremy Price - Colgate

Photo: Colgate defenseman and Vancouver Canucks prospect Jeremy Price has been a stready contributor on the Colgate blueline through his four seasons with that program (courtesy of Colgate Athletics)

After a little bit of a slow start to his collegiate hockey career, Jeremy Price has come on strong, and he has developed into one of the top offensive threats of any ECAC defensive contingent.

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Crimson’s McNally two-way defenseman seeking one-way ticket to NHL

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Patrick McNally - Harvard University

Photo: Harvard Univeristy defenseman and Vancouver Canucks prospect Patrick McNally's development has been aided by his defensive partners Danny Biega and Brendan Rempel (courtesy of Harvard Athletics)

Last season, Patrick McNally was one of the top scorers among defenseman in the ECAC. But now the Harvard defenseman looks to round out his game and establish himself as one of the top, two-way defenders in college hockey.

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Brendan Gaunce, Frank Corrado headline small group of Vancouver Canucks junior prospects

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Frank Corrado - Sudbury Wolves

Photo: Sudbury defenseman Frank Corrado could parlay a hot start to his season into a roster spot on Canada's entry at the World Junior Championships. (courtesy of Terry Wilson / OHL Images)

 
For the Vancouver Canucks, the 2012 draft was all about size and grit, with a strong NCAA connection. To obtain that desired size (the average height of players drafted was 6’2), they chose players headed to Maine, Boston University, and Yale. A number of their junior prospects have already come of age, now developing at the pro level or overseas. Therefore, there are a small but promising handful of junior prospects developing within the Canucks' organization.

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Team Rankings: Columbus Blue Jackets feature improved prospect pool after busy off-season

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Ryan Murray - Columbus Blue Jackets

Photo: Though the Columbus Blue Jackets added several important prospects this past off-season, none were more prominent than defenseman Ryan Murray, who was selected second overall in the 2012 NHL Draft. (Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Below is the bottom third of the NHL Team Rankings in terms of prospects as voted on by 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 a year, with the second scheduled to be published in the Spring.

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