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

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Photo: Defenseman Josh Morrissey was the first of 10 picks selected by the Winnipeg Jets at the 2013 NHL Draft. (courtesy Rich Graessle/Icon SMI)

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Photo: Finnish defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen was the first of 11 players to have the Buffalo Sabres call their name at the 2013 NHL Draft (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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Photo: Forward Yevgeni Kuznetsov is widely considered to be the top young hockey player not playing in North America. Kuznetsov is currently playing for Traktor Chelyabinsk of the KHL. (courtesy of Yury Kuzmin/KHL Photo Agency via Getty Images)

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Photo: Cam Atkinson is one of several Blue Jackets prospects who has seen regular time in the lineup for Columbus during the 2013 NHL season (courtesy of Jason Mowry/Icon SMI)

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