I’ve tweaked the prospect pipeline tracker that expands prospect pools for all NHL teams.

The original description of the prospect pipeline only included an exclusive group of players drafted out of the CHL and returned to junior. The complete original outline is right here..

The project itself has grown and demand forced an expansion over a greater representation of prospects for all NHL teams.

This phase introduces North American players drafted from the CHL,USHL and NCAA that are playing in those leagues, as well as prospects graduated to the AHL and ECHL.

The prospects only go back as far as the 2010 draft. Players that haven’t already graduated to at least a professional level such as the ECHL and AHL, are less than likely to become a footprint in the organizations pipeline. They are still likely being watched, but I’m not too concerned about their individual point production.

The next phase will incorporate European drafted prospects playing overseas – and some that may have joined the North American ranks.

Integrating them all together will be a bit of a challenge, but once it’s ready, you’ll be able to look at how well your team’s prospects are performing week to week over the course of the season.

Of course, let’s not get too carried away with the absolute of recorded stats. Mckeen’s strength lies in its ability to perform the duties of a scouting service and at these developmental and feeder levels, without analytical enhancement of many of the advanced statistics already making their way into mainstream analysis, viewings are likely the best source of prospect progression.

Viewings do have limitations. Geographical coverage may inhibit consistency in viewings and this is where enhancing context by tracking player’s production, relative to himself, his position among his team, and through the division/conference/league really pays off.

Having these viewings with a glance along with a statistical snapshot adds value, and perhaps some clues into further investigations.

I’ve included the links to the Google Docs below and will be updated every Monday morning.

First the Drafted Prospects By NHL Team:
Drafted Prospects By Team

Draft eligible ’95-born update:
’95 Draft Eligible players

I’ve added some highlighted formats to indicate players born late in the year before January 1, 1995 and to point out players scoring above a point-per-game clip.

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