NCAA players, recruits listed on latest NHL Central Scouting ‘Players to Watch’ rankings

NHL Central Scouting released on Tuesday its latest ‘Players to Watch’ list for the 2016 NHL Draft and it is packed with current college players and future recruits.

The players are given A, B or C ratings – an A is a first-round candidate, a B is a second- or third-round candidate and a C is a fourth-, fifth- or sixth-round prospect.

An ‘LV’ rating means that player has had limited viewing by NHL Central Scouting.

The list is in alphabetical order by league:

Player's NamePosition2015-16 TeamRatingCommitment (2016 unless noted)
Brinson PasichnukDBonnyville (AJHL)CVermont
Taden RattieFWhitecourt (AJHL)CWestern Michigan (2017)
Justin YoungFWhitecourt (AJHL)CAlaska
Dennis CholowskiDChilliwack (BCHL)BSt. Cloud State (2017)
Kohen OlischefskiFChilliwack (BCHL)CWisconsin (2017)
Dante FabbroDPenticton (BCHL)ABoston University
Tyson JostFPenticton (BCHL)ANorth Dakota
Matthew FreytagFWisconsin (Big 10)C
Matthew JurusikGWisconsin (Big 10)C
Luke KuninFWisconsin (Big 10)A
Owen GrantDCarleton Place (CCHL)CVermont (2017)
Brett MurrayFCarleton Place (CCHL)CPenn State (2017)
Colton PointGCarleton Place (CCHL)CColgate (2017)
Casey FitzgeraldDBoston College (Hockey East)C
Charles McAvoyDBoston University (Hockey East)A
Ethan SpaxmanDMerrimack (Hockey East)C
Vincent DesharnaisDProvidence (Hockey East)C
Joseph MasoniusDConnecticut (Hockey East)C
Tage ThompsonFConnecticut (Hockey East)B
Callum FryerDMassachusetts (Hockey East)C
Mikael HakkarainenFBrookings (NAHL)CProvidence (2017)
Brian HurleyDMinnesota Wilderness (NAHL)COhio State
Rourke RussellDWichita Falls (NAHL)CMiami (2018)
Dylan GambrellFDenver (NCHC)C
Matthew CairnsDGeorgetown (OJHL)CCornell (2017)
Matthew ThomDGeorgetown (OJHL)CPrinceton (2017)
Matt FilipeFCedar Rapids (USHL)CNortheastern
Matt GosiewskiFCedar Rapids (USHL)CHarvard (2017)
Ryan LarkinGCedar Rapids (USHL)LVMiami
Sam SternscheinFCedar Rapids (USHL)CCornell
Grant GabrielleDChicago (USHL)CWestern Michigan
Matt KierstedDChicago (USHL)CNorth Dakota
Tanner LaczynskiFChicago (USHL)COhio State
Max ZimmerFChicago (USHL)BWisconsin (2017)
William KnierimFDubuque (USHL)BMiami
Michael O'LearyFDubuque (USHL)CCornell
Cameron LeeDGreen Bay (USHL)CProvidence
John LeonardFGreen Bay (USHL)CMassachusetts
Andrew PeekeDGreen Bay (USHL)BNotre Dame
Zachary BerzollaDMuskegon (USHL)CColorado College
Derek DaschkeDMuskegon (USHL)CWestern Michigan
Mitch EliotDMuskegon (USHL)CMichigan State
William FallstromFOmaha (USHL)CMinnesota
Michael BoyleDSioux City (USHL)BDenver (2017)
Christopher DoderoFSioux City (USHL)CColorado College
Jackson KeaneFSioux City (USHL)CNorth Dakota
Jake RyczekDSioux City (USHL)CProvidence (2017)
Justin WellsDSioux Falls (USHL)CBowling Green (2017)
Joey AndersonFU.S. NTDP (USHL)BMinnesota-Duluth
Kieffer BellowsFU.S. NTDP (USHL)ABoston University
Michael CampoliDU.S. NTDP (USHL)CBoston College
Adam FoxDU.S. NTDP (USHL)CHarvard
Trent FredericFU.S. NTDP (USHL)BWisconsin
Keeghan HowdeshellFU.S. NTDP (USHL)CFerris State
Clayton KellerFU.S. NTDP (USHL)ABoston University
Chad KrysDU.S. NTDP (USHL)ABoston University
Ryan LindgrenDU.S. NTDP (USHL)BMinnesota
William LockwoodFU.S. NTDP (USHL)CMichigan
Griffin LuceDU.S. NTDP (USHL)BMichigan
Graham McPheeFU.S. NTDP (USHL)CBoston College
Nick PastujovFU.S. NTDP (USHL)CMichigan
James SanchezFU.S. NTDP (USHL)CMichigan
Keenan SuthersFU.S. NTDP (USHL)CWestern Michigan
Zach WalkerFU.S. NTDP (USHL)CBoston College
Joseph WollGU.S. NTDP (USHL)CBoston College
Sam RossiniDWaterloo (USHL)BMinnesota
Garrett WaitFWaterloo (USHL)CMinnesota
Kevin ConleyFYoungstown (USHL)CDenver
Luke McInnisDYoungstown (USHL)CBoston College
Cameron MorrisonFYoungstown (USHL)CNotre Dame (2017)
Jacob Schmidt-SvejstrupFBoston Jr. Bruins (USPHL)CMaine (2017)
Liam DarcyDIslanders (USPHL)CNew Hampshire
Robert HamptonFNorth Jersey (Midget AAA)CNortheastern (2017)
Jamie ArmstrongFAvon Old Farms (US High School)CNortheastern
Patrick HarperFAvon Old Farms (US High School)CBoston University (2017)
Adam KarashikDAvon Old Farms (US High School)CConnecticut
Matt LaddGAvon Old Farms (US High School)CNiagara (2018)
Marshall RifaiDHotchkiss School (US High School)CHarvard (2017)
Carter LongDSouth Kent (US High School)CVermont (2018)
Greg PrintzFSouth Kent (US High School)CProvidence (2017)
Brian MatthewsDBelmont Hill (US High School)CYale (2017)
Jacob KampsDCushing Academy (US High School)CVermont (2017)
Riley TufteFBlaine (US High School)AMinnesota-Duluth
Michael GrahamFEden Prairie (US High School)BNotre Dame (2017)
Mitchell MattsonFGrand Rapids (US High School)BNorth Dakota
Scott PerunovichDHibbing/Chisholm (US High School)CMinnesota-Duluth (2018)
Casey StaumDHill-Murray (US High School)CNebraska-Omaha (2017)
Kenneth JohnsonDShattuck-St. Mary's (US High School)CMichigan