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Notre Dame’s Sheahan Leads Collegians in Mid-Term Draft Rankings

Four current college players are ranked in NHL Central Scouting’s mid-term rankings for the 2010 entry draft.

Notre Dame center Riley Sheahan heads the list, released Monday, at fifth among North American skaters.

Minnesota State center Tyler Pitlick (21st), Harvard defenseman Danny Biega (31st) and Wisconsin defenseman John Ramage (187th) also appeared on the rankings.

In terms of players who are listed by recruiting analyst Chris Heisenberg as having committed to a school, Minnesota, Michigan and North Dakota each have six recruits in the rankings.

Sioux recruit Derek Forbort, a defenseman with the USA Hockey National Team Development Program, is ranked 11th, one spot ahead of Minnesota recruit Nick Bjugstad, a center from Blaine (Minn.) High School.

Among goaltenders, North Dakota recruit Zane Gothberg is ranked fifth in North America, with Denver recruit Sam Brittain sixth.

Here is the full list of players with college ties — either playing in college or having committed to a school — in the mid-term rankings (click here to view at full size).

SKATERS
Rank Name Pos Current Team Committed To

5 Riley Sheahan C Notre Dame (CCHA)
11 Derek Forbort D U.S. NTDP North Dakota
12 Nick Bjugstad C Blaine (Minn. HS) Minnesota
17 Brock Nelson C Warroad (Minn. HS) North Dakota
18 Kevin Hayes RW Nobles (Mass. HS) Boston College
19 Charlie Coyle C,RW South Shore (EJHL) Boston University
20 Jonathon Merrill D U.S. NTDP Michigan
21 Tyler Pitlick C Minnesota State (WCHA)
28 Stephen Johns D U.S. NTDP Notre Dame
30 Billy Arnold C U.S. NTDP Boston College
31 Danny Biega D Harvard (ECAC)
32 Kevin Lind D Chicago (USHL) Notre Dame
36 Max Gardiner C Minnetonka (Minn. HS) Minnesota
37 Mark Alt D Cretin-Derham Hall (Minn. HS) Minnesota
39 Joe Basaraba RW Shattuck-St. Mary's (Minn. HS) Minnesota-Duluth
40 Justin Faulk D U.S. NTDP Minnesota-Duluth
41 Jaden Schwartz C Tri-City (USHL) Colorado College
42 Jarred Tinordi D U.S. NTDP Notre Dame
48 Beau Bennett RW Penticton (BCHL) Denver
49 Connor Brickley C Des Moines (USHL) Vermont
50 Jacob Fallon C U.S. NTDP Michigan
54 Justin Holl D Minnetonka (Minn. HS) Minnesota
55 Jason Zucker LW U.S. NTDP Denver
60 Kevin Gravel D Sioux City (USHL) St. Cloud State
61 Julian Melchiori D Newmarket (CCHL) Mass.-Lowell
71 Michael Parks RW Cedar Rapids (USHL) North Dakota
75 Luke Moffatt C U.S. NTDP Michigan
76 Bryan Rust RW U.S. NTDP Notre Dame
77 Mike Pereira LW Avon Old Farms (Conn. HS) Massachusetts
79 Kenny Agostino LW Delbarton (N.J. HS) Yale
83 Yasin Cisse RW Des Moines (USHL) Boston University
86 Aaron Harstad D Green Bay (USHL) Colorado College
91 Brian Ward C Governor's Academy (Mass. HS) Dartmouth
95 Nick Mattson D Indiana (USHL) North Dakota
97 Casey Thrush LW Team Maryland AAA (USMAAAE) New Hampshire
98 Alex Guptill LW Orangeville (CCHL) Michigan
100 Caleb Herbert C Bloomington Jefferson (Minn. HS) Minnesota-Duluth
107 Eamonn Mcdermott D Fargo (USHL) Colorado College
109 Joe Faust D Bloomington Jefferson (Minn. HS) Princeton
110 Grayson Downing C Westside (BCHL) New Hampshire
112 Christian Isackson RW St. Thomas (Minn. HS) Minnesota
113 Luke Curadi D Penticton (BCHL) Rensselaer
119 Patrick Brown C Cranbrook Kingswood (Mich. HS) Boston College
122 Brian Ferlin RW Indiana (USHL) Cornell
126 Ryan Daugherty RW Omaha (USHL) Northern Michigan
130 Nick Sorkin LW Waterloo (USHL) New Hampshire
132 Kevin Clare D U.S. NTDP Michigan
133 Isaac Macleod D Penticton (BCHL) Boston College
136 Brett Stern D Centennial (Minn. HS) Minnesota State
144 Max Gaede RW Woodbury (Minn. HS) Minnesota State
147 James Polk RW Shattuck-St. Mary's (Minn. HS) Nebraska-Omaha
148 Thomas O'Regan LW St. Sebastian (Mass. HS) Harvard
153 Colin Campbell LW Vaughan (OJAHL) Lake Superior
155 Andrew Prochno D Minnetonka (Minn. HS) St. Cloud State
159 Tim Daly D Langley (BCHL) St. Cloud State
170 Derek Deblois RW Cedar Rapids (USHL) Michigan
172 Alex Lippincott C Fargo (USHL) Ohio State
174 Scott Wamsganz LW Waterloo (USHL) Colorado College
175 Zach Hyman C Hamilton (CCHL) Princeton
177 Mathieu Brisson D Omaha (USHL) Cornell
178 Christopher Wagner RW South Shore (EJHL) Colgate
185 Garrett Hendrickson C Virginia (Minn. HS) St. Cloud State
187 John Ramage D Wisconsin (WCHA)
193 Andrew Huff LW Traverse City (NAHL) Ferris State
195 Brendan O'Donnell C Winnipeg South (MJHL) North Dakota
196 Chris Crane RW Green Bay (USHL) Ohio State
197 Dan Linell C;RW NY Bobcats (ATLH) Harvard
199 Adam Krause C Hermantown (Minn. HS) Minnesota-Duluth
201 Benjamin Marshall D Mahtomedi (Minn. HS) Minnesota
202 Rudy Sulmonte C NJ Rockets (ATLH) Mercyhurst
Lim Charles Orzetti LW New Jersey Hitmen (EJHL) Yale

GOALTENDERS
Rank Name Pos Current Team Committed To

5 Zane Gothberg G Thief River Falls (Minn. HS) North Dakota
6 Sam Brittain G Canmore (AJHL) Denver
12 Willie Yanakeff G Sioux City (USHL) Michigan State
15 Jared Coreau G Lincoln (USHL) Northern Michigan
19 Clay Witt G Sioux Falls (USHL) Northeastern
21 Sean Bonar G Penticton (BCHL) Princeton
25 Brian Billett G Jr. Monarchs (EJHL) Boston College

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