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. Ed Pasquale Pro 7.0 D
4. Michael Hutchinson Pro 7.0 D
5. Jamie Phillips NCAA 6.5 D
6. Juho Olkinuora Pro 6.5 D
7. Jason Kasdorf NCAA 6.0 C

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Jordan Samuels-Thomas NCAA 6.5 C
2. Tomas Kubalik Pro 6.5 C
3. Scott Kosmachuk CHL 6.5 C
4. Austen Brassard CHL 6.5 C
5. Axel Blomqvist CHL 6.5 D

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Adam Lowry Pro 7.0 C
2. Ivan Telegin Pro 7.0 D
3. Carl Klingberg Pro 6.5 C

Centers

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

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Josh Morrissey CHL 7.5 C
2. Brenden Kichton CHL 7.0 D
3. Ben Chiarot Pro 6.5 D
4. Peter Stoykewych NCAA 6.5 D
5. Julian Melchiori Pro 6.5 D
6. Jan Kostalek CHL 6.5 D
7. Cody Sol Pro 6.0 C
8. Brennan Serville NCAA 6.0 C
9. Aaron Harstad NCAA 6.0 D
10. Tucker Poolman Junior 6.0 D
11. Marcus Karlstrom Europe 6.0 D

Hellebuyck backstops UMass Lowell to 2-1 win over Minnesota State

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Connor Hellebuyck - University of Massachusetts Lowell

Photo: UMass Lowell goaltender and Winnipeg Jets prospect Connor Hellebuyck makes a pad save on Minnesota State’s Chase Grant in the River Hawks 2-1 win at the NCAA Northeast Regional (courtesy of Fred Kfoury/Icon SMI)

There’s an old adage in sports that defense wins championships, and with Connor Hellebuyck in net, UMass Lowell doesn’t lose many big games.

Hellebuyck and the River Hawks shutdown the Minnesota State attack, beating the Mavericks 2-1 in the NCAA Northeast Regional semifinal.

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Otters’ Burakovsky tops among drafted wingers playing in OHL

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Andre Burakovsky - Erie Otters

Photo: Erie Otters forward and Washington Capitals prospect Andre Burakovsky has had a smooth transition to the North American game, notching 87 points in 57 games in 2013-14 (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

The top 10 NHL-drafted wingers currently playing in the OHL aren’t overly large (a couple of notable exceptions, of course), but this year’s crop represents a collection of players who generally are solid defensively (or at least have shown that capability when they put their minds to it), and have the hands to chip in once in a while.

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Top 50: Barkov, Drouin top Spring ranking of NHL’s top prospects

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Aleksander Barkov - Florida Panthers

Photo: Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov, the second overall pick at the 2013 NHL Draft, scored 24 points in 54 NHL games before suffering a knee injury during the 2014 Winter Olympics (courtesy of Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Spring edition of the Hockey's Future ranking of the Top 50 NHL prospects concludes with the prospects ranked 1-10. The top prospect is Florida Panthers forward Aleksander Barkov, who narrowly beat out Jonathan Drouin for top honors in the ranking.

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Top 50: Kucherov heads 21-30 section of rankings that includes several new names

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Nikita Kucherov - Tampa Bay Lightning

Photo: Nikita Kucherov has parlayed a hot start in the AHL with Syracuse into a full-time gig with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2013-14 (courtesy of Andy Mead/YCJ/Icon SMI)

The Spring edition of the Hockey's Future ranking of the Top 50 NHL prospects continues with the prospects ranked 21-30. This particular section of the rankings is led by dynamic young forward Nikita Kucherov, who is one of several promising young forwards playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Top 50: High-end offensive skill on display in group ranked 31-40

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Mikhail Grigorenko - Quebec Remparts

Photo: Buffalo Sabres prospect Mikhail Grigorenko, currently skating in the QMJHL for the Quebec Remparts, was ranked 21st in the Fall edition of the rankings but dropped to 31st in the Spring update (courtesy of Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

The Spring edition of the Hockey's Future ranking of the Top 50 NHL prospects continues with the prospects ranked 31-40. This section of the ranking is particularly deep with offensively talented forwards, led by Mikhail Grigorenko, Nicolas Petan, and Max Domi.

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