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

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. 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 Pro 7.0 C
2. Patrick Holland Pro 7.0 D
3. Axel Blomqvist CHL 6.5 D
4. Austen Brassard Pro 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 Europe 7.0 D
4. Carl Klingberg Pro 6.5 C
5. Clinston Franklin NCAA 6.0 D
6. Matt Ustaski NCAA 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 Pro 6.5 C
8. Ryan Olsen Pro 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 NCAA 7.0 C
3. Brenden Kichton Pro 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 NCAA 6.0 D
12. Marcus Karlstrom Europe 6.0 D

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