Corey Pronman’s deep dive into the farm system of every NHL organization includes a ranking of all of the team’s prospects, broken into tiers based on their projection; the impact on the upcoming season and an overall ranking of all players under 23. Further explanation of Pronman’s system and the complete ranking of all 31 teams can be found here.
The Penguins’ system has followed a similar theme the past few years as they’ve pushed to compete. They are very thin in quality prospects, yet they continue to squeeze out a couple good players at the top of their system. Daniel Sprong, Calen Addison, Filip Hallander and the undrafted Jordy Bellerive are the most recent examples. Sprong’s fantastic rookie AHL season and skill set give them a potential top-six forward they can slot in next season and hope to stretch out the window a little longer.
Team’s 2017 ranking*: No. 31
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