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. Jimmy Lodge Pro 6.5 C
3. J.C. Lipon Pro 6.5 C
4. Scott Kosmachuk 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. Axel Blomqvist Pro 6.5 D
6. Clinston Franklin NCAA 6.5 D
7. 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 Pro 7.0 D
7. Pavel Kraskovsky Europe 7.0 D
8. Michael Spacek CHL 6.5 C
9. Ryan Olsen Pro 6.5 D
10. Mason Appleton NCAA 6.5 D
11. Matteo Gennaro CHL 6.0 C
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. Sami Niku Europe 7.0 D
4. Jack Glover NCAA 6.5 C
5. Nelson Nogier CHL 6.5 C
6. Brenden Kichton Pro 6.5 D
7. Julian Melchiori Pro 6.5 D
8. Andrew MacWilliam Pro 6.0 C
9. Tucker Poolman NCAA 6.0 D
10. Marcus Karlstrom Junior 6.0 D

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The Czech Republic is well represented in the 31-40 section of the Hockey’s Future ranking of the Top 50 NHL prospects for the Fall of 2015. Three Czechs are included among the 10 prospects in this group, with six of the 10 hailing from Europe. Read more»

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The Winnipeg Jets have effectively erased the memories of ineffective drafting that plagued the franchise’s Atlanta incarnation. Mark Scheifele and Adam Lowry, taken in 2011, are already NHL players capable of tough minutes. 2012 picks Jacob Trouba and Connor Hellebuyck are developing well as pros – albeit at different stages. While players picked in 2013 and onward remain to be judged, the early returns are excellent. Scouting is only one part of the equation that leads to a successful NHL franchise, but it is a crucial aspect for a frugal team like Winnipeg.
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Photo: Winnipeg Jets rookie forward Nikolaj Ehlers is congratulated by his teammates after netting his first NHL goal, a goal that started the Jets onto a road win over the New York Rangers (courtesy of Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images)

He has been a highly touted prospect since he was chosen by the Winnipeg Jets in 2014, and Nikolaj Ehlers‘ first NHL goal was an affirmation of that talent. The Denmark native opened the scoring for the Jets in their 4-1 win over the previously undefeated New York  Rangers. Read more»

2015-16 AHL Preview: IceHogs should boast one of the stronger offensive attacks in the Central Division

by Sean Shapiro
Markus Hannikainen - Lake Erie Monsters

Photo: Lake Erie Monsters forward and Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Markus Hannikainen will start the 2015-16 season with the Blue Jackets’ new AHL affiliate in Cleveland, Ohio (courtesy of Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)

The Central Division isn’t home to as many radical changes as the Pacific Division, but it is part of the American Hockey League’s new landscape.

The Manitoba Moose have returned, while the Lake Erie Monsters have a new affiliate — switching from Colorado to the Columbus Blue Jackets — and the rest of the division is ripe with talent. Read more»

(Video) First NHL Goal: First two nights of 2015-16 feature several rookie markers

by Ken McKenna
Joonas Donskoi - San Jose Sharks

Photo: San Jose Shark rookie forward Joonas Donskoi (#27) joins teammates Joe Thronton (#19) and Joe Pavelski (#8) in celebrating Donskoi’s first NHL goal in the Sharks 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings (courtesy of Aaron Poole/NHLI via Getty Images)

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