NHL Central Scouting released its mid-term rankings this week and seven BCHL players are included among the top-210 North American Skaters. That is the most of any Junior A league in Canada.
The players listed are:
#80: Jujhar Khaira – Prince George Spruce Kings
#81: Alexander Kerfoot – Coquitlam Express
#104: Morgan Zulinick – Salmon Arm SilverBacks
#114: Reece Willcox – Merritt Centennials
#181: Devon Toews – Surrey Eagles
#203: Paul De Jersey – Prince George Spruce Kings
#204: Wade Murphy – Victoria Grizzlies
Khaira, Kerfoot, Zulinick, Willcox and Toews are all 1994-born players. Murphy was born in 1993 and De Jersey 1992. All players listed above are born in B.C. and each of them have secured NCAA Division I scholarships with the exception of Kerfoot. Central Scouting also listed their top-135 European Skaters and top-36 goaltenders with this week’s rankings. The 2012 NHL Entry Draft will held June 22 and 23 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.