State of Hockey fans have heard a lot about the Wild’s highly touted pool of young prospects on the verge of graduating to the professional ranks, and the acclaim isn’t just coming from the Lighthouse.
Hockey’s Future Spring Organizational Rankings has the Wild prospects positioned second amongst NHL clubs, trailing only the Florida Panthers.
According to Hockey’s Future, “The rankings were determined by taking each NHL team’s entire prospect pool into consideration as well as the likelihood those prospects are to meet their maximum potential.” The organizational rankings come out twice a year, in the fall and spring.
The site states that the Wild system is stacked with top-end talent, especially prevalent with its forwards.
Here is how the site marked Minnesota’s prospects:
Top Five Prospects
1. Mikael Granlund, F, 2. Charlie Coyle, F, Jonas Brodin, D, 3. Matt Hackett, G, 5. Zack Phillips, C.
Lost to Graduation
Justin Falk, Marco Scandella, Nick Palmieri and Jared Spurgeon
Lost to Trade
Here is the Hockey’s Future Top 10:
- Florida Panthers
- Minnesota Wild
- Ottawa Senators
- Edmonton Oilers
- Anaheim Ducks
- Chicago Blackhawks
- New York Islanders
- St. Louis Blues
- Nashville Predators
- 10. Detroit Red Wings
For the full Hockey’s Future article, click here.