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. Jamie Phillips NCAA 7.0 D

Right Wing

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

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Nikolaj Ehlers CHL 8.0 C
2. Brendan Lemieux CHL 7.0 C
3. Ivan Telegin Europe 7.0 D
4. Clinston Franklin NCAA 6.5 D
5. Matt Ustaski NCAA 6.0 D

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Nicolas Petan CHL 7.5 D
2. Andrew Copp Pro 7.0 C
3. Chase De Leo CHL 7.0 D
4. Pavel Kraskovsky Europe 7.0 D
5. Jimmy Lodge CHL 6.5 C
6. J.C. Lipon Pro 6.5 C
7. Ryan Olsen Pro 6.5 D
8. Tanner Lane NCAA 6.0 D

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Josh Morrissey CHL 8.0 C
2. Jan Kostalek CHL 7.0 D
3. Ben Chiarot Pro 6.5 C
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. 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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