Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
  • Skill and size on forward and defense
  • Depth at all positions
  • Excellent goaltending pipeline
  • Talent drops off quickly on the wings
  • Lack of high-end depth at defense

About Prospect Scores and Probability

Prospect Criteria

Legend of Players' Leagues
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. Connor Hellebuyck Pro 7.5 C
2. Eric Comrie Pro 7.5 D
3. Jamie Phillips NCAA 7.0 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Joel Armia Pro 7.0 C
2. Patrick Holland Pro 7.0 D
3. Scott Kosmachuk Pro 6.5 D
4. Axel Blomqvist Pro 6.5 D
5. Austen Brassard Pro 6.0 C

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Nikolaj Ehlers Pro 8.5 C
2. Brendan Lemieux CHL 7.0 C
3. Ivan Telegin Europe 7.0 D
4. Erik Foley NCAA 6.5 C
5. Clinston Franklin NCAA 6.5 D
6. Matt Ustaski NCAA 6.0 D


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Kyle Connor NCAA 8.0 C
2. Nicolas Petan Pro 7.5 C
3. Jansen Harkins CHL 7.5 D
4. Andrew Copp Pro 7.0 C
5. Jack Roslovic NCAA 7.0 C
6. Chase De Leo CHL 7.0 D
7. Pavel Kraskovsky Europe 7.0 D
8. Jimmy Lodge Pro 6.5 C
9. J.C. Lipon Pro 6.5 C
10. Michael Spacek CHL 6.5 C
11. Ryan Olsen Pro 6.5 D
12. Tanner Lane NCAA 6.0 D


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Josh Morrissey Pro 8.0 C
2. Jan Kostalek Pro 7.0 D
3. Jack Glover NCAA 6.5 C
4. Nelson Nogier CHL 6.5 C
5. Brenden Kichton Pro 6.5 D
6. Julian Melchiori Pro 6.5 D
7. Brennan Serville NCAA 6.0 C
8. Aaron Harstad NCAA 6.0 D
9. Peter Stoykewych Pro 6.0 D
10. Tucker Poolman NCAA 6.0 D
11. Marcus Karlstrom Junior 6.0 D

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