Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Lots of size on forward and defense
  • Depth at all positions
Weaknesses
  • Elite wingers
  • Dropoff in talent at most positions
  • No high-end goaltending prospects

About Prospect Scores and Probability

Prospect Criteria

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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. Connor Hellebuyck Pro 7.5 D
2. Eric Comrie CHL 7.5 D
3. Michael Hutchinson Pro 7.0 D
4. Jason Kasdorf NCAA 7.0 D
5. Jamie Phillips NCAA 6.0 D
6. Juho Olkinuora Pro 6.0 D

Right Wing

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

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Nikolaj Ehlers CHL 8.0 C
2. Adam Lowry Pro 7.0 C
3. Ivan Telegin Pro 7.0 D
4. Carl Klingberg Pro 6.5 C
5. Clinston Franklin Junior 6.0 D
6. Matt Ustaski Junior 6.0 D

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Nicolas Petan CHL 7.5 D
2. Andrew Copp NCAA 7.0 C
3. Jimmy Lodge CHL 7.0 D
4. Chase De Leo CHL 7.0 D
5. Pavel Kraskovsky Europe 7.0 D
6. Eric O'Dell Pro 6.5 C
7. J.C. Lipon CHL 6.5 C
8. Ryan Olsen CHL 6.5 D
9. John Albert Pro 6.0 D
10. Patrice Cormier Pro 6.0 D
11. Tanner Lane NCAA 6.0 D

Defensemen

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

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

by Ken McKenna
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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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Numerous Jets prospects benefitting from extended AHL post-season

by Kyle West
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Photo: St John's IceCaps Defenseman Zach Redmond had to wait until the second round of the AHL playoffs before he was able to get into the line regularly. In six post-season games, Redmond has two assists and seven shots on net. (Photo courtesy of

Bill Streicher/Icon SMI)

The Winnipeg Jets are well represented in the 2011-12 post-season, with their AHL affiliate, the St. John IceCaps making the Eastern Conference Finals. The organization also had players make noise in the OHL and WHL playoffs.

AHL
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Ivan Telegin dominates first edition of Jets Prospect Awards

by Kyle West
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Photo: Ivan Telegin dominated the first edition of the Winnipeg Jets prospect awards. (Photo courtesy of CHL Images)

Below is the first edition of the Hockey's Future's prospect awards. The winner for each category was determined by the team writer with assistance from the HF staff.  The prospects featured in this article belong to the Winnipeg Jets.

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Thrashers Sign Restricted Free Agent Andreas Karlsson

by pbadmin
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The Atlanta Thrashers have agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Andreas Karlsson, according to Don Waddell, vice president and general manager for the team. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Karlsson spent the majority of last season with the Thrashers, tallying 14 points (five goals, nine assists) in 51 games. In 18 matches with
the Orlando Solar Bears, Karlsson registered five goals and five assists for 10 points.

The 24-year-old forward has represented Sweden in international competition on three occasions in his career. He skated in five matches as a
member of the World Championship Team in 1995 and was a member of the 1994-95 Swedish Junior National Team that won the bronze medal. He registered two goals and two assists for four points in seven games.

Karlsson was also a member of the under-18 team that won the gold medal at the 1992-93 European Junior Championships, tallying four points (one
goal, three assists) in four games.

The 6-3, 200-pound center has recorded 118 points (57 goals, 61 assists) in 229 career matches with Leksand over seven seasons in the Swedish
Elite League. The native of Ludvika, Sweden, was originally selected by Calgary in the eighth round, 148th overall, in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. Karlsson was acquired by the Thrashers in a trade with the Calgary Flames following the 1999 NHL Expansion Draft.

(The Team also announced the signing of Donald Audette, another RFA)

Thrashers Sign a Key Prospect

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The Atlanta Thrashers have agreed to terms with forward Dmitri Vlasenkov, according to Don Waddell, vice president and general manager for the
team. Vlasenkov’s rights were acquired from the Calgary Flames along with Hnat Domenichelli on Feb. 11, 2000 in exchange for Darryl Shannon and Jason Botterill. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Vlasenkov, 22, led Yaroslavl and tied for fifth overall in the Russian Hockey League with 35 points (15 goals, 20 assists) in 38 games last season. He also led the club in playoff scoring with seven points, tallying three goals and four assists in 10 games. The 5-11, 185-pound left wing has spent the majority of the last five seasons with Yaroslavl, amassing 40 goals and 31 assists for 71 points
in 168 games. He has also played for Yaroslavl’s division two team. Vlasenkov led the 1998-99 club with 11 goals and tied for fifth in scoring, registering 16 points in 41 games. The native of Olenigorsk, Russia, was originally selected by the Flames with their fourth choice, 73rd overall, in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.