Summer 2017 Best Prospects

OK, here we go again. We're going to look at the best prospects for each team and rank each team as a whole. This only involves the 2016-2017 season, we will list only those in the top 20 of forwards, or top 20 defensemen. We'll do this for the last 5 years.

I sorted the teams first by single digit players, then more or less by total players ranked 20th or higher. Toronto once again has the best pipeline with six single-digit players and another five in the top 20. Carolina and Boston are close behind also with six single-digit players.

I reranked leagues this year, it looks like I have the AHL valued a little high in relation to the NHL, but I'll think about it for a while.

To examine individual players, you should look at 45b.us/hockey/2.php, where you can compare players over their entire career.

So how do I read this?

5 MITCHELL MARNER 1880 NHL Toronto Maple Leafs
Mitch is the 5th best forward in his draft class. He has a raw score of 1880. 1000 is a borderline NHL player, so Marner seems here to stay.

Toronto


1 AUSTON MATTHEWS 2169 NHL Toronto Maple Leafs
2 ANDREW NIELSEN 1839 AHL Toronto Marlies
5 MITCHELL MARNER 1880 NHL Toronto Maple Leafs
5 WILLIAM NYLANDER 1518 NHL Toronto Maple Leafs
6 MORGAN RIELLY 1279 NHL Toronto Maple Leafs
7 TRAVIS DERMOTT 1215 AHL Toronto Marlies
12 KASPERI KAPANEN 1186 AHL Toronto Marlies
15 CONNOR BROWN 885 NHL Toronto Maple Leafs
16 BRENDAN LEIPSIC 822 AHL Toronto Marlies
18 NIKOLAI CHEBYKIN 1016 MHL HK MVD Balashikha
19 RINAT VALIYEV 573 AHL Toronto Marlies

Carolina


3 JACCOB SLAVIN 1493 NHL Carolina Hurricanes
4 NOAH HANIFIN 1354 NHL Carolina Hurricanes
5 TEUVO TERÄVÄINEN 1045 NHL Carolina Hurricanes
6 HAYDN FLEURY 790 AHL Charlotte Checkers
7 JAKE BEAN 576 WHL Calgary Hitmen
8 BRETT PESCE 1141 NHL Carolina Hurricanes
10 ELIAS LINDHOLM 1400 NHL Carolina Hurricanes
13 SEBASTIAN AHO 1241 NHL Carolina Hurricanes

Boston


2 DAVID PASTRNAK 2091 NHL Boston Bruins
3 CHARLIE MCAVOY 800 NCAA Boston Univ.
7 TRENT FREDERIC 1090 NCAA Univ. of Wisconsin
7 EMIL JOHANSSON 704 SHL Djurgårdens IF
8 BRANDON CARLO 868 NHL Boston Bruins
9 JAKE DEBRUSK 1344 AHL Providence Bruins
18 PETER CEHLÁRIK 1023 AHL Providence Bruins

Arizona


1 JAKOB CHYCHRUN 963 NHL Arizona Coyotes
2 KYLE WOOD 1285 AHL Tucson Roadrunners
3 CLAYTON KELLER 1804 NCAA Boston Univ.
6 CHRISTIAN FISCHER 1636 AHL Tucson Roadrunners
6 BRENDAN PERLINI 1514 AHL Tucson Roadrunners
8 MAX DOMI 1566 NHL Arizona Coyotes
10 ANTHONY DEANGELO 574 NHL Arizona Coyotes
12 ANTHONY DEANGELO 542 AHL Tucson Roadrunners
11 DYLAN STROME 1322 OHL Erie Otters

Nashville


1 FILIP FORSBERG 1811 NHL Nashville Predators
2 EMIL PETTERSSON 1661 SHL Växjö Lakers HC
28 EMIL PETTERSSON 671 SHL Skellefteå AIK
6 DANTE FABBRO 589 NCAA Boston Univ.
9 FRÉDÉRIC ALLARD 441 QMJHL Chicoutimi Saguenéens
9 PONTUS ÅBERG 995 AHL Milwaukee Admirals
64 PONTUS ÅBERG 284 NHL Nashville Predators
10 ALEXANDRE CARRIER 785 AHL Milwaukee Admirals
18 KEVIN FIALA 1053 AHL Milwaukee Admirals
43 KEVIN FIALA 597 NHL Nashville Predators

Edmonton


1 CONNOR MCDAVID 4293 NHL Edmonton Oilers
1 LEON DRAISAITL 2103 NHL Edmonton Oilers
5 DARNELL NURSE 1300 NHL Edmonton Oilers
6 JESSE PULJUJÄRVI 1143 AHL Bakersfield Condors
37 JESSE PULJUJÄRVI 489 NHL Edmonton Oilers
10 MATT BENNING 1065 NHL Edmonton Oilers
15 CALEB JONES 614 WHL Portland Winterhawks
17 ZIYAT PAIGIN 592 KHL Ak Bars Kazan
60 ZIYAT PAIGIN 106 VHL Bars Kazan
18 ETHAN BEAR 534 WHL Seattle Thunderbirds
20 GRIFFIN REINHART 740 AHL Bakersfield Condors

Winnipeg


1 JACOB TROUBA 2376 NHL Winnipeg Jets
2 PATRIK LAINE 1991 NHL Winnipeg Jets
3 KYLE CONNOR 2246 AHL Manitoba Moose
65 KYLE CONNOR 412 NHL Winnipeg Jets
4 NIKOLAJ EHLERS 1573 NHL Winnipeg Jets
10 JACK ROSLOVIC 1332 AHL Manitoba Moose
14 SAMI NIKU 668 Liiga JYP
16 NELSON NOGIER 495 AHL Manitoba Moose
20 JOSH MORRISSEY 553 NHL Winnipeg Jets

Calgary


2 ADAM FOX 913 NCAA Harvard Univ.
4 MATTHEW TKACHUK 1316 NHL Calgary Flames
5 RASMUS ANDERSSON 1299 AHL Stockton Heat
7 SEAN MONAHAN 1584 NHL Calgary Flames
11 OLIVER KYLINGTON 776 AHL Stockton Heat
11 MARK JANKOWSKI 987 AHL Stockton Heat
17 DILLON DUBÉ 742 WHL Kelowna Rockets
18 RUSHAN RAFIKOV 578 KHL Lokomotiv Yaroslavl

San Jose


4 JULIUS BERGMAN 893 AHL San Jose Barracuda
7 TIMO MEIER 1556 AHL San Jose Barracuda
82 TIMO MEIER 311 NHL San Jose Sharks
7 KEVIN LABANC 1448 AHL San Jose Barracuda
29 KEVIN LABANC 774 NHL San Jose Sharks
8 TOMAS HERTL 1006 NHL San Jose Sharks
12 MIRCO MÜLLER 790 AHL San Jose Barracuda
17 DANNY O'REGAN 818 AHL San Jose Barracuda

Buffalo


1 RASMUS RISTOLAINEN 2481 NHL Buffalo Sabres
2 JACK EICHEL 2990 NHL Buffalo Sabres
5 CLIFF PU 1157 OHL London Knights
8 SAM REINHART 1333 NHL Buffalo Sabres
13 JAKE MCCABE 947 NHL Buffalo Sabres
13 BRENDAN GUHLE 679 WHL Prince George Cougars
62 BRENDAN GUHLE 145 WHL Prince Albert Raiders
18 RASMUS ASPLUND 735 SHL Färjestad BK

Detroit


4 ANTHONY MANTHA 1344 NHL Detroit Red Wings
6 MARTIN FRK 1044 AHL Grand Rapids Griffins
7 ANDREAS ATHANASIOU 1015 NHL Detroit Red Wings
8 YEVGENI SVECHNIKOV 1554 AHL Grand Rapids Griffins
10 JORDAN SAMBROOK 435 OHL Erie Otters
13 FILIP HRONEK 394 OHL Saginaw Spirit
15 TYLER BERTUZZI 1129 AHL Grand Rapids Griffins

Philadelphia


1 TRAVIS SANHEIM 1340 AHL Lehigh Valley Phantoms
3 OSKAR LINDBLOM 1650 SHL Brynäs IF
3 IVAN PROVOROV 1384 NHL Philadelphia Flyers
4 DAVID BERNHARDT 683 SHL Djurgårdens IF
15 DAVID BERNHARDT 372 SuperElit Djurgårdens IF J20


Columbus


1 ZACH WERENSKI 2731 NHL Columbus Blue Jackets
2 SETH JONES 2464 NHL Columbus Blue Jackets
3 ALEXANDER WENNBERG 2124 NHL Columbus Blue Jackets
15 SONNY MILANO 1137 AHL Cleveland Monsters
12 JOSH ANDERSON 937 NHL Columbus Blue Jackets
13 OLIVER BJORKSTRAND 1260 NHL Columbus Blue Jackets
20 OLIVER BJORKSTRAND 941 AHL Cleveland Monsters
17 ANDREW PEEKE 349 NCAA Univ. of Notre Dame

St. Louis


6 VINCE DUNN 1268 AHL Chicago Wolves
7 TAGE THOMPSON 1036 NCAA Univ. of Connecticut
7 JORDAN SCHMALTZ 1133 AHL Chicago Wolves
13 ROBBY FABBRI 1146 NHL St. Louis Blues
17 IVAN BARBASHYOV 1073 AHL Chicago Wolves
23 IVAN BARBASHYOV 896 NHL St. Louis Blues
18 JORDAN KYROU 731 OHL Sarnia Sting
20 NIKO MIKKOLA 419 Liiga KalPa

Anaheim


5 HAMPUS LINDHOLM 1455 NHL Anaheim Ducks
8 SAM STEEL 1034 WHL Regina Pats
9 ONDREJ KASE 1306 AHL San Diego Gulls
56 ONDREJ KASE 453 NHL Anaheim Ducks
14 BRANDON MONTOUR 940 AHL San Diego Gulls
33 BRANDON MONTOUR 533 NHL Anaheim Ducks

Washington


6 ANDRÉ BURAKOVSKY 1684 NHL Washington Capitals
8 LUCAS JOHANSEN 456 WHL Kelowna Rockets
9 CONNOR HOBBS 867 WHL Regina Pats
10 MADISON BOWEY 853 AHL Hershey Bears
16 CHRISTIAN DJOOS 852 AHL Hershey Bears

Dallas


8 JOHN NYBERG 670 SHL Frölunda HC
9 JULIUS HONKA 591 AHL Texas Stars
11 JULIUS HONKA 563 NHL Dallas Stars
11 DILLON HEATHERINGTON 822 AHL Texas Stars
36 DILLON HEATHERINGTON 321 AHL Cleveland Monsters
12 ESA LINDELL 959 NHL Dallas Stars
12 JAKOB STENQVIST 421 SuperElit MODO Hockey J20
40 JAKOB STENQVIST 167 Allsvenskan MODO Hockey
13 RADEK FAKSA 924 NHL Dallas Stars
14 DEVIN SHORE 901 NHL Dallas Stars
17 VALERI NICHUSHKIN 1067 KHL CSKA Moskva

Tampa Bay


8 JAKE DOTCHIN 1120 NHL Tampa Bay Lightning
9 JONATHAN DROUIN 1545 NHL Tampa Bay Lightning
11 BRAYDEN POINT 1186 NHL Tampa Bay Lightning
11 TAYLOR RADDYSH 947 OHL Erie Otters
15 BEN THOMAS 507 AHL Syracuse Crunch

Florida


2 ALEKSANDER BARKOV 2455 NHL Florida Panthers
3 AARON EKBLAD 1223 NHL Florida Panthers
12 DENIS MALGIN 1319 AHL Springfield Thunderbirds
72 DENIS MALGIN 381 NHL Florida Panthers
16 BENJAMIN FINKELSTEIN 370 NCAA St. Lawrence Univ.
19 MAXIM MAMIN 953 KHL CSKA Moskva
19 MICHAEL MATHESON 756 NHL Florida Panthers

Minnesota


7 GUSTAV OLOFSSON 1200 NHL Minnesota Wild
9 GUSTAV OLOFSSON 996 AHL Iowa Wild
9 MATT DUMBA 1074 NHL Minnesota Wild
10 LUKE KUNIN 1008 AHL Iowa Wild
11 LUKE KUNIN 972 NCAA Univ. of Wisconsin
14 KIRILL KAPRIZOV 1208 KHL Salavat Yulaev Ufa
15 JOEL ERIKSSON EK 1176 NHL Minnesota Wild
22 JOEL ERIKSSON EK 906 SHL Färjestad BK

Pittsburgh


1 JAKE GUENTZEL 2901 AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
5 JAKE GUENTZEL 1871 NHL Pittsburgh Penguins
10 OSKAR SUNDQVIST 991 AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
11 DERRICK POULIOT 969 AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
19 DOMINIK SIMON 802 AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
20 DANIEL SPRONG 940 QMJHL Charlottetown Islanders


Montreal


3 ALEX GALCHENYUK 1616 NHL Montréal Canadiens
5 MIKHAIL SERGACHYOV 668 OHL Windsor Spitfires
20 VICTOR METE 311 OHL London Knights
20 NOAH JUULSEN 445 WHL Everett Silvertips
20 CHARLES HUDON 777 AHL St. John's IceCaps



New Jersey


4 DAMON SEVERSON 1488 NHL New Jersey Devils
15 JOSEPH ANDERSON 743 NCAA Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth
16 JOHN QUENNEVILLE 1075 AHL Albany Devils
32 JOHN QUENNEVILLE 747 NHL New Jersey Devils
16 STEVEN SANTINI 648 NHL New Jersey Devils
49 STEVEN SANTINI 186 AHL Albany Devils
18 JOSEPH BLANDISI 818 AHL Albany Devils
27 JOSEPH BLANDISI 672 NHL New Jersey Devils

New York Islanders


4 RYAN PULOCK 1733 AHL Bridgeport Sound Tigers
11 DAVID QUENNEVILLE 429 WHL Medicine Hat Tigers
15 ADAM PELECH 884 NHL New York Islanders
17 MATHEW BARZAL 1063 WHL Seattle Thunderbirds
20 OTTO KOIVULA 719 Liiga Ilves
20 JOSHUA HO-SANG 960 NHL New York Islanders
31 JOSHUA HO-SANG 768 AHL Bridgeport Sound Tigers

New York Rangers


2 BRADY SKJEI 2340 NHL New York Rangers
14 RYAN GRAVES 727 AHL Hartford Wolf Pack
16 PAVEL BUCHNEVICH 1093 NHL New York Rangers
19 RYAN MANTHA 436 OHL Niagara IceDogs
19 SEAN DAY 313 OHL Windsor Spitfires

Ottawa


5 CHRISTIAN JAROS 806 SHL Luleå HF
12 THOMAS CHABOT 737 QMJHL Saint John Sea Dogs
13 BEN HARPUR 789 AHL Binghamton Senators
17 CODY CECI 767 NHL Ottawa Senators
18 MIKAEL WIKSTRAND 758 SHL Färjestad BK

Colorado


12 NATHAN MACKINNON 1267 NHL Colorado Avalanche
13 TYSON JOST 887 NCAA Univ. of North Dakota
15 CHRIS BIGRAS 707 AHL San Antonio Rampage
16 A.J. GREER 1121 AHL San Antonio Rampage
17 SERGEI BOIKOV 473 AHL San Antonio Rampage
19 MIKKO RANTANEN 993 NHL Colorado Avalanche

Vancouver


4 BO HORVAT 2034 NHL Vancouver Canucks
10 NIKOLAI GOLDOBIN 1189 AHL San Jose Barracuda
14 JONATHAN DAHLÉN 868 Allsvenskan Timrå IK
14 OLLI JUOLEVI 373 OHL London Knights

Los Angeles


11 DOMINIK KUBALÍK 1295 Czech HC Plzen
14 ALEX LINTUNIEMI 511 AHL Ontario Reign
18 JACOB MOVERARE 323 OHL Mississauga Steelheads
19 CHAZ REDDEKOPP 528 WHL Victoria Royals

Chicago


14 ALEXANDER DEBRINCAT 870 OHL Erie Otters
14 NICK SCHMALTZ 1143 AHL Rockford IceHogs
19 NICK SCHMALTZ 1028 NHL Chicago Blackhawks
16 LUCAS CARLSSON 581 SHL Brynäs IF
17 DENNIS GILBERT 567 NCAA Univ. of Notre Dame
18 LUC SNUGGERUD 456 AHL Rockford IceHogs
29 LUC SNUGGERUD 333 NCAA Univ. of Nebraska-Omaha