20 CJHL Players Identified in NHL Central Scouting Final Rankings

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April 8, 2014, CALGARY, Alberta (ISN) – NHL Central Scouting today released the Final Rankings for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.  Twenty CJHL players from four leagues were identified in the Final Rankings, including 18 skaters and two goaltenders.

Jake Walman of the Toronto Jr A Canadiens (OJHL) is the recipient of the CJHL’s Top NHL Prospect Award as the highest ranked CJHL player at 47th on the North American Skaters list.  OJHL Top Prospect and Rookie-of-the-Year, Jake Walman, joined the Jr Canadiens this season as a 17-year old rookie.  He was a member of Team Canada East at the 2013 World Junior A Challenge held in Yarmouth, NS and a member of the OJHL South-West Conference All-Star Team that finished as runner-up at the 2013 Central Canada Cup All-Star Challenge in Terrebonne, QC.  Walman recorded 33 points in 43 games played in the regular season.  He is committed to join the Providence College Friars beginning next season.

In January 2014, the NHL Central Scouting Mid-Term Rankings included 19 CJHL Players.  Jake Walman was the highest ranked CJHL player at #60 amongst North American Skaters.

The Final Rankings include nine players from the BCHL, seven AJHL players, three OJHL players and one from the CCHL:

Player

Team

League

Rank

Jake Walman

Toronto JC

OJHL

47

Brandon Hickey

Spruce Grove

AJHL

63

Kelly Summers

Carleton Place

CCHL

73

Jake Evans

St. Michaels

OJHL

106

Michael Prapavessis

Toronto Lakeshore

OJHL

108

Tanner MacMaster

Camrose

AJHL

120

Nicholas Jones

Sherwood Park

AJHL

158

Jason Cotton

West Kelowna

BCHL

162

Dylan Chanter

Vernon

BCHL

164

Rhett Gardner

Okotoks

AJHL

167

Tyler Busch

Spruce Grove

AJHL

168

Evan Anderson

Salmon Arm

BCHL

179

Jack Ramsey

Penticton

BCHL

181

Jeff Wight

Merritt

BCHL

189

Brett Beauvais

Penticton

BCHL

190

Nikolas Koberstein

Olds

AJHL

205

Marshall Donald

Sherwood Park

AJHL

209

Luke Ripley

Powell River

BCHL

*LV

North American Goalies

     

Alec Dillon

Victoria

BCHL

13

Jeffrey Smith

Powell River

BCHL

19

In 2013, 15 players were identified in the Final Rankings and 12 players were drafted in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft in Newark, NJ.  The 2014 NHL Entry Draft will be held June 27 & 28, 2014 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

 

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