What to expect from traded prospects

Prospects switched teams at the deadline. How will they fare on their new squads?

Originally Published: February 28, 2012
By Corey Pronman | Hockey Prospectus
Tomas Vincour AP Photo/Tony GutierrezCody Hodgson (right) has the potential to greatly help his new team, the Buffalo Sabres.

With Monday's trade deadline come and gone, it's time to discuss some of the most notable top NHL prospects or young players who switched hands in the days leading up to the deadline. Notes gathered on the prospects are based on my observations and discussions with scouts and front-office executives.

Cody Hodgson, Center, Vancouver to Buffalo

Hodgson has had quite an interesting prospect career, with the highs of a great World Junior performance and the lows of serious injuries. Of all the major prospects to change places leading up to the deadline, he is the best.

Corey Pronman is ESPN's NHL Draft and Prospects analyst. He provides analysis on the top draft-eligible players, prospects drafted by NHL teams and all other relevant prospect information. He lives in New York.