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

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