This article is part of our Prospects Analysis series.
The second entry in a four-part series, this piece breaks down the prospect pools of each franchise in the Atlantic Division, including the teams and leagues for which they played in 2015-16. The bolded numbers next to players' names represent their rank among the NHL's top 100 prospects, if applicable.
(Note: Players with 25 games or more of NHL regular-season experience are not eligible.)
1. Zachary Senyshyn, F, Sault Ste. Marie [OHL] 62
2. Jake DeBrusk, F, Red Deer/Swift Current [WHL] 66
3. Charlie McAvoy, D, Boston University [NCAA] 74
4. Jakub Zboril, D, Saint John [QMHJL] 78
5. Malcolm Subban, G, Providence [AHL] 83
6. Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson, F, Boston University [NCAA] 96
7. Brandon Carlo, D, Providence [AHL]/Tri-City [WHL]
8. Anders Bjork, F, University of Notre Dame [NCAA]
9. Ryan Donato, F, Harvard University [NCAA]
10. Ryan Fitzgerald, F, Boston College [NCAA]
Sleeper: Danton Heinen, F, Providence [AHL]/Univ. of Denver [NCAA]
Overview: Boston's six top-100 prospects tie them with Toronto for the second-most in the league. Their five top kids were all first-round selections. It's a deep group with potential future NHL regulars at every position.
Carlo (6-foot-5, 210 pounds) is a tank wearing skates. His offensive game is slowly improving, although he's more of a shutdown guy at this point. If he ever gets to the point where he can chip in 25 or 30 points a season, he could be a perennial All-Star. Bjork