Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Several prospects with high-end potential
  • Talented depth in goal
  • Surplus of role players
Weaknesses
  • Shallow pool in terms of overall NHL potential.
  • Thin on defense and left wing

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. Ilya Samsonov Europe 8.0 C
2. Vitek Vanecek Pro 7.5 D
3. Philipp Grubauer Pro 7.0 D
4. Adam Carlson Pro 6.0 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Jakub Vrana Pro 8.0 D
2. Riley Barber Pro 7.0 C
3. Garrett Mitchell Pro 6.0 C
4. Kevin Elgestal Europe 6.0 D

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Liam O'Brien Pro 6.5 B
2. Stanislav Galiev Pro 6.5 D
3. Zach Sanford NCAA 6.5 D
4. Nathan Walker Pro 6.0 C

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Chandler Stephenson Pro 6.5 D
2. Thomas Di Pauli NCAA 6.5 D
3. Brian Pinho NCAA 6.5 D
4. Shane Gersich NCAA 6.5 D
5. Steven Spinner NCAA 6.5 D
6. Travis Boyd Pro 6.0 C
7. Caleb Herbert Pro 6.0 D
8. Tim McGauley CHL 6.0 D

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Madison Bowey Pro 8.0 C
2. Jonas Siegenthaler Europe 7.0 C
3. Christian Djoos Pro 6.5 C
4. Tyler Lewington Pro 6.5 C
5. Connor Hobbs CHL 6.0 D
6. Colby Williams CHL 6.0 D

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