2018-19 Organizational Prospects Rankings

Peter Harling

2018-07-02

The DobberProspects Organizational Rankings have returned.

This year the contributing writers include Senior Associate Editor Hayden Soboleski, Associate Editor Jokke Nevalainen, and senior writers Joel Henderson, Brayden Olafson, and myself.

Writing this article was a very time consuming endeavour as it is a massive project which required each writer to go over all 31 NHL teams and grade them. The grading system used was we each started with a top 10. Each player in the top 10 was given a grade and a point value.

A+ = 10

A = 9

A- = 8

and so on until

D= 1

This was the base points for each team. In addition, we included roster players 21-years-old and under on the NHL roster as bonus players. For example, Auston Matthews and Connor McDavid provided 10 bonus points. The other criteria was we included other notable prospects beyond the top 10. So teams like Pittsburgh and Washington that have poor depth did not receive an bonus points for depth, but teams such as Philadelphia and Arizona etc. did.

The rankings were created prior to the 2018 NHL Entry Draft and therefore do not include players drafted in Dallas. So to re-iterate – the data was gathered throughout June, though we did update player moves where we could.

The rankings are a consensus of each writer’s subjective and personal rankings to provide a more accurate and less biased overall rankings.

1.Philadelphia Flyers, A+

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The Flyers were the consensus number one ranked team. GM Ron Hextall has done a tremendous job of acquiring a bevy of good to elite prospects at every position. The top 10 scored high across the board, they received a healthy boost from their U-21 roster talent as well as bonus points for their depth beyond the top 10. – Peter Harling

One of the deepest and most dangerous pipelines in hockey, the Flyers are primed for success on the front and back end. The plethora of high-end prospects in their system, not to mention the ones ALREADY contributing in the NHL, could potentially lead to the Flyers trading one or more of them away in exchange for high-end help now. Brayden Olafson

They continue to lead the way with depth and options. Lots of talent who will have solid NHL careers. This team will be the next one to surprise and grab a division title soon. – Joel Henderson

One of the deepest and most dangerous pipelines in hockey, the Flyers are primed for success on the front and back end. The plethora of high-end prospects in their system, not to mention the ones already contributing in the NHL, could potentially lead to the Flyers trading one or more away in exchange for high-end help now. – Jokke Nevalainen

Top 10 Prospects

  1. Carter Hart
  2. Morgan Frost
  3. German Rubtsov
  4. Philippe Myers
  5. Isaac Ratcliffe
  6. Sam Morin
  7. Oskar Lindblom
  8. Wade Allison
  9. Tanner Laczynski
  10. Felix Sandstrom

U-21 Roster Players: Nolan Patrick, Ivan Provorov, Travis Konecny, Travis Sanheim</