WHL Skaters – NHL Central Scouting Midterm Rankings

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(ISN) – CALGARY, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that 51 WHL players have been listed by NHL Central Scouting in their Midterm Rankings for the 2015 NHL Draft.

Matthew Barzal (Coquitlam, BC / Seattle Thunderbirds) is currently ranked ninth amongst North American skaters while Ivan Provorov (#10 – Yaroslavl, Russia / Brandon Wheat Kings), Nick Merkley (#13 – Calgary, AB / Kelowna Rockets), Brandon Carlo (#16 – Colorado Springs, CO / Tri-City Americans), Jansen Harkins (#18 – North Vancouver, BC / Prince George Cougars), and Paul Bittner (#19 – Crookston, MN / Portland Winterhawks) were all ranked in the top 20.

Nick Schneider (Leduc, AB / Medicine Hat Tigers) was ranked eighth amongst North American goaltenders while Adin Hill (Calgary, AB / Portland Winterhawks) followed at ninth.

Last year, 37 WHL players were selected in the NHL Draft including nine in the first round.

WHL Skaters – NHL Central Scouting Midterm Rankings (North America):

Rank Name Team Position Height Weight
9 BARZAL, MATHEW SEATTLE C 5′ 11.25″ 175
10 PROVOROV, IVAN BRANDON D 6′ 0.0″ 191
13 MERKLEY, NICHOLAS KELOWNA C 5′ 10.75″ 191
16 CARLO, BRANDON TRI-CITY D 6′ 4.75″ 198
18 HARKINS, JANSEN PRINCE GEORGE C 6′ 0.75″ 177
19 BITTNER, PAUL PORTLAND LW 6′ 4.0″ 206
24 DeBRUSK, JAKE SWIFT CURRENT LW 5′ 11.5″ 171
31 PILON, RYAN BRANDON D 6′ 2.0″ 206
32 MUSIL, ADAM RED DEER C 6′ 2.5″ 198
37 GAWDIN, GLENN SWIFT CURRENT C 6′ 0.75″ 188
38 JUULSEN, NOAH EVERETT D 6′ 1.25″ 175
43 WAGNER, AUSTIN REGINA LW 6′ 1.0″ 178
46 WOTHERSPOON, PARKER TRI-CITY D 6′ 0.25″ 171
61 GABRIELLE, JESSE REGINA LW 5′ 10.75″ 205
62 GROPP, RYAN SEATTLE LW 6′ 2.0″ 184
66 STRAND, AUSTIN RED DEER D 6′ 3.25″ 194
69 NIELSEN, ANDREW LETHBRIDGE D 6′ 3.0″ 207
76 GUHLE, BRENDAN PRINCE ALBERT D 6′ 1.5″ 184
93 PAWLENCHUK, GRAYSON RED DEER LW 5′ 11.5″ 183
94 KOLESAR, KEEGAN SEATTLE RW 6′ 1.25″ 217
97 ZBOROSKY, ZACHARY KOOTENAY RW 5′ 11.0″ 175
100 HOBBS, CONNOR REGINA D 6′ 0.5″ 187
101 BETHUNE, JARED PRINCE GEORGE C 6′ 0.0″ 174
104 GARDINER, REID PRINCE ALBERT C/RW 5′ 10.5″ 187
106 OLSON, TATE PRINCE GEORGE D 6′ 2.25″ 174
108 STEPHENS, DEVANTE KELOWNA D 6′ 1.25″ 171
110 SIDEROFF, DEVEN KAMLOOPS RW 5′ 11.0″ 171
114 FORA, MICHAEL KAMLOOPS D 6′ 2.5″ 210
133 BEAR, ETHAN SEATTLE D 5′ 11.0″ 200
134 GATENBY, JOE KELOWNA D 6′ 0.25″ 176
137 DAVIS, KEVIN EVERETT D 5′ 11.75″ 183
140 KARNAUKHOV, PAVEL CALGARY LW 6′ 2.5″ 194
144 BRADLEY, MATTHEW MEDICINE HAT C 5′ 11.25″ 187
150 MORRISON, BRAD PRINCE GEORGE C 5′ 11.5″ 154
152 SOY, TYLER VICTORIA C 5′ 11.5″ 172
160 HUNT, DRYDEN REGINA C/LW 6′ 0.0″ 199
164 JENSEN, KADE LETHBRIDGE D 6′ 1.5″ 191
169 COMRIE, TY TRI-CITY C 5′ 11.5″ 169
179 PFEIFER, TRISTEN EVERETT D 6′ 4.0″ 180
184 OVERHARDT, ALEX PORTLAND C 5′ 11.0″ 181
190 BUKARTS, RIHARDS BRANDON LW 5′ 8.5″ 190
191 PHILP, LUKE KOOTENAY C 5′ 9.25″ 180
197 ZBOROVSKIY, SERGEY REGINA D 6′ 3.0″ 198
199 REDDEKOPP, CHAZ VICTORIA D 6′ 3.25″ 219

 

WHL Goaltenders – NHL Central Scouting Midterm Rankings (North America):

Rank Name Team Hand Height Weight
8 SCHNEIDER, NICK MEDICINE HAT R 6′ 1.75″ 160
9 HILL, ADIN PORTLAND L 6′ 3.5″ 198
12 TOTH, RYLAN RED DEER L 6′ 1.5″ 195
13 MCBRIDE, NICK PRINCE ALBERT L 6′ 3.5″ 179
25 PAPIRNY, JORDAN BRANDON L 6′ 0.5″ 173
31 PARENTEAU, RYLAN PRINCE ALBERT L 6′ 0.5″ 191
33 INGRAM, CONNOR KAMLOOPS L 6′ 0.5″ 212

 

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