Wednesday, October 24, 2007

NHL Central Scouting "Players to Watch"

The NHL Central Scouting Bureau released their 2008 lists of "Players to Watch" for the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. The Gopher Puck Blog did a good job of explaining things, and they list out all kids with Minnesota and WCHA ties.

Here are the kids that are listed that are currently committed to a WCHA school:

"A" Players
Tyler Barnes - Burnsville High School - Wisconsin
Joe Colborne - Camrose of the AJHL - Denver
Jared Festler - Lincoln of the USHL - St. Cloud State
Cory Fienhage - Eastview High School - North Dakota
Michael Fink - Waterloo of the USHL - North Dakota
Jake Gardiner - Minnetonka High School - Wisconsin
Danny Kristo - U.S. NTDP - North Dakota
Aaron Ness - Roseau High School - Minnesota
Derek Stepan - Shattuck St. Mary's - Wisconsin
David Toews - Shattuck St. Mary's - North Dakota

"B" Players
Michael Cichy - Tri City of the USHL - North Dakota
Matt Donovan - Cedar Rapids of the USHL - Denver
Joe Gleason - Edina High School - North Dakota
Tim Hall - Ohio of the USHL - Colorado College
Jake Hendrickson - Burnsville High School - Minnesota Duluth
Tyler Kieffer - Lincoln of the USHL - St. Cloud State
Drew LeBlanc - Chicago of the USHL - St. Cloud State
Sam Lofquist - U.S. NTDP - Minnesota
Brock Montpetit - Waterloo of the USHL - Wisconsin
Jordy Murray - Shattuck St. Mary's - Wisconsin
John O'Neil - Anoka High School - Minnesota Duluth
Travis Oleksuk - Sioux City of the USHL - Minnesota Duluth
Matt Thurber - Omaha of the USHL - Wisconsin
Jake Youso - Green Bay of the USHL - Minnesota

"B" Goalies
Brady Hjelle - Cedar Rapids of the USHL - Minnesota Duluth

"C" Players
Adam Mueller - Roseville High School - Minnesota State
Nick Pryor - U.S. NTDP - Wisconsin
Rylan Schwartz - Notre Dame of the SJHL - Colorado College

"Limited Viewing" Players
Brandon Martell - Tri-City of the USHL - Minnesota
Grand Scott - U.S. NTDP - Minnesota