College Hockey:
Future, current NCAA players listed in NHL Central Scouting mid-term rankings

NHL Central Scouting released its mid-term rankings on Tuesday for this June’s NHL draft and more than 60 current or future collegians were listed among the North American skaters, with six more players named in the rankings of North American goaltenders.

Among probable first-round picks, Michigan recruit J.T. Compher is the highest ranked NCAA commitment at No. 20, while Boston College recruit Ian McCoshen is listed at No. 21.

Future Notre Dame goalie Cal Petersen comes in at No. 4 among North American netminders and Waterloo Black Hawks’ teammate and Penn State recruit Eamon McAdam is ranked seventh.


Round (Rank)
Player's Name
College Commitment
1 (20)J.T. CompherFU.S. Under-18 TeamMichigan
1 (21)Ian McCoshenDWaterloo (USHL)Boston College
2 (31)Michael McCarronFU.S. Under-18 TeamWestern Michigan
2 (32)Connor HurleyFEdina (Minn.) High SchoolNotre Dame
2 (36)Brett PesceDNew Hampshire
2 (42)Hudson FaschingFU.S. Under-18 TeamMinnesota
2 (47)Steven SantiniDU.S. Under-18 TeamBoston College
2 (49)Michael DowningDDubuque (USHL)Michigan
2 (51)Keaton ThompsonDU.S. Under-18 TeamNorth Dakota
2 (57)Gustav OlofssonDGreen Bay (USHL)Colorado College
2 (59)John HaydenFU.S. Under-18 TeamYale
3 (62)Adam TambelliniFSurrey (BCHL)North Dakota
3 (64)Luke RipleyDPowell River (BCHL)Notre Dame
3 (72)Blake HeinrichDSioux City (USHL)Minnesota-Duluth
3 (73)Connor CliftonDU.S. Under-18 TeamQuinnipiac
3 (75)Teemu KivihalmeDBurnsville (Minn.) High SchoolColorado College
3 (77)Tommy VannelliDMinnetonka (Minn.) High SchoolMinnesota
3 (78)Luke JohnsonFLincoln (USHL)North Dakota
3 (79)Anthony FlorentinoDSouth Kent (Conn.) SchoolProvidence
3 (89)Blaine ByronFSmiths Falls (CCHL)Maine
3 (90)Jason SalvaggioFSouth Kent (Conn.) SchoolConnecticut
4 (98)Sean MaloneFU.S. Under-18 TeamHarvard
4 (100)Thomas EbbingFChicago (USHL)Bowling Green
4 (104)David PopeFWest Kelowna (BCHL)Nebraska-Omaha
4 (108)Trevor MooreFTri-City (USHL)Denver
4 (109)Tyler MotteFU.S. Under-18 TeamMichigan
4 (113)Brendan HarmsFFargo (USHL)Bemidji State
4 (114)Jake GuentzelFSioux City (USHL)Nebraska-Omaah
4 (117)Brian PinhoFSt. John's (Mass.) Prep SchoolProvidence
4 (119)Parker RenoDEdina (Minn.) High SchoolRensselaer
4 (120)Eddie EllisFAndover (Mass.) High SchoolHarvard
5 (121)Ross OlssonFLincoln (USHL)Northeastern
5 (124)Grant BesseFBenilde-St. Margaret's (Minn.) High SchoolWisconsin
5 (125)Wiley ShermanDHotchkiss (Conn.) SchoolHarvard
5 (134)Matt BucklesFSt. Michael's (OJHL)Cornell
5 (135)Adam JohnsonFHibbing (Minn.) High SchoolMinnesota-Duluth
5 (136)Ryan SegallaDSalisbury (Conn.) SchoolConnecticut
5 (141)Kevin GuiltinanDPrince George (BCHL)Harvard
5 (143)Jacob JacksonFTartan (Minn.) High SchoolMichigan Tech
5 (150)Nolan DeJongDVictoria (BCHL)Michigan
6 (154)Dexter DancsFVernon (BCHL)Michigan
6 (160)Quin PompiDBerkshire (Mass.) SchoolPrinceton
6 (161)Dane BirksDMerritt (BCHL)Michigan Tech
6 (162)John StevensFDubuque (USHL)Northeastern
6 (164)Clint LewisDU.S. Under-18 TeamCornell
6 (166)Troy JosephsFSt. Michael's (OJHL)Clarkson
6 (170)Will ButcherDU.S. Under-18 TeamDenver
6 (173)Willie RaskobDShattuck-St. Mary's (Minn.) SchoolMinnesota-Duluth
6 (180)Evan AllenFU.S. Under-18 TeamMichigan
7 (186)Quentin ShoreFDenver
7 (189)Andrew CoppFMichigan
7 (191)Mark HamiltonDSalisbury (Conn) SchoolMassachusetts
7 (192)Peter QuennevilleFDubuque (USHL)Quinnipiac
7 (197)Tyler WoodDNoble & Greenough (Mass.) SchoolBrown
7 (198)Kiefer SherwoodFOhio Blue Jackets (Midget AAA)Miami
7 (200)Tyler VeselFShattuck-St. Mary's (Minn.) SchoolNebraska-Omaha
7 (201)Brett BoehmFFlin Flon (SJHL)Minnesota-Duluth
7 (205)Cole BardreauFCornell
7 (207)Tyler AndrewFTopeka (NAHL)Ferris State
7 (210)Jacob MontgomeryFSioux City (USHL)Nebraska-Omaha


Player's Name
College Commitment
4Cal PetersenWaterloo (USHL)Notre Dame
7Eamon McAdamWaterloo (USHL)Penn State
23Charlie LindgrenSioux Falls (USHL)St. Cloud State
32Adam ClarkSalmon Arm (BCHL)New Hampshire
33Chad KatunarPenticton (BCHL)Notre Dame
34Merrick MadsenProctor (N.H.) AcademyHarvard

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  • dggoddard

    A #20 ranking in the North American Midterm rankings more likely equates to the 3rd or 4th round pick. You have to factor in the Europeans and goalies.

    A player ranked over #100 has probably a 25% of even being drafted by any team.

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