56 WHL players have been listed on NHL Central Scouting

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(ISN) – CALGARY, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that 56 WHL players have been listed on NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings ahead of the 2015 NHL Draft.

Nine of the top-30 North American skaters are WHL players while three WHL netminders finished in the top-10 amongst North Americans. In total, the 56 WHL products that were identified by Central Scouting for the final rankings are more than any other league in the world.  

Ivan Provorov (Yaroslavl, Russia / Brandon Wheat Kings) jumped into the seventh spot in the final rankings while Mathew Barzal (Coquitlam, BC / Seattle Thunderbirds) came in at 11th. Rounding out the top-30 were Jansen Harkins (#15 – North Vancouver, BC / Prince George Cougars), Jake DeBrusk (#19 – Edmonton, AB / Swift Current Broncos), Noah Juulsen (#22 – Abbotsford, BC / Everett Silvertips), Nick Merkley (#23 – Calgary, AB / Kelowna Rockets), Ryan Pilon (#24 – Duck Lake, SK / Brandon Wheat Kings), Brandon Carlo (#25 – Colorado Springs, CO / Tri-City Americans), and Paul Bittner (#26 – Crookston, MN / Portland Winterhawks).

Adin Hill (Calgary, AB / Portland Winterhawks) topped WHL goaltenders at fourth on the list while Nick McBride (Maple Ridge, BC / Prince Albert Raiders) came in at seventh. Nick Schneider (Leduc, AB / Medicine Hat Tigers) also hit the top-10 at ninth.  

Last year, 37 WHL players were selected in the 2014 NHL Draft including nine in the first round.

 

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

Final Name Team Pos Height Weight
7 PROVOROV, IVAN BRANDON D 6′ 0.5″ 201
11 BARZAL, MATHEW SEATTLE C 5′ 11.25″ 175
15 HARKINS, JANSEN PRINCE GEORGE C 6′ 1.25″ 182
19 DeBRUSK, JAKE SWIFT CURRENT LW 5′ 11.75″ 174
22 JUULSEN, NOAH EVERETT D 6′ 1.5″ 174
23 MERKLEY, NICHOLAS KELOWNA RW 5′ 10.5″ 191
24 PILON, RYAN BRANDON D 6′ 2.0″ 206
25 CARLO, BRANDON TRI-CITY D 6′ 5.0″ 196
26 BITTNER, PAUL PORTLAND LW 6′ 4.0″ 204
35 WAGNER, AUSTIN REGINA LW 6′ 1.0″ 178
43 WOTHERSPOON, PARKER TRI-CITY D 6′ 0.25″ 171
52 NIELSEN, ANDREW LETHBRIDGE D 6′ 3.0″ 207
56 GUHLE, BRENDAN PRINCE ALBERT D 6′ 1.75″ 184
59 GAWDIN, GLENN SWIFT CURRENT C 6′ 0.5″ 191
61 MUSIL, ADAM RED DEER C 6′ 2.75″ 202
65 KOLESAR, KEEGAN SEATTLE RW 6′ 1.25″ 217
71 GROPP, RYAN SEATTLE LW 6′ 2.0″ 187
72 HOBBS, CONNOR REGINA D 6′ 0.5″ 187
73 GABRIELLE, JESSE REGINA LW 5′ 10.75″ 205
78 SOY, TYLER VICTORIA C 5′ 11.5″ 172
82 REDDEKOPP, CHAZ VICTORIA D 6′ 3.25″ 219
97 BEAR, ETHAN SEATTLE D 5′ 11.0″ 200
101 STRAND, AUSTIN RED DEER D 6′ 3.25″ 194
103 ZBOROVSKIY, SERGEY REGINA D 6′ 3.0″ 198
111 HUNT, DRYDEN MEDICINE HAT LW 6′ 0.0″ 199
116 STEPHENS, DEVANTE KELOWNA D 6′ 1.25″ 171
118 KARNAUKHOV, PAVEL CALGARY LW 6′ 2.5″ 194
124 MORRISON, BRAD PRINCE GEORGE C 5′ 11.5″ 154
126 BRADLEY, MATTHEW MEDICINE HAT C 5′ 11.25″ 187
127 GENNARO, MATTEO PRINCE ALBERT C 6′ 2.25″ 187
134 SIDEROFF, DEVEN KAMLOOPS RW 5′ 11.0″ 171
135 PFEIFER, TRISTEN EVERETT D 6′ 4.0″ 180
143 TEXEIRA, KEONI PORTLAND D 5′ 11.75″ 208
144 ESTEPHAN, GIORGIO LETHBRIDGE C 6′ 0.0″ 188
146 OLSON, TATE PRINCE GEORGE D 6′ 2.25″ 174
161 WEINGER, EVAN PORTLAND RW 5′ 11.25″ 184
162 GARDINER, REID PRINCE ALBERT C/RW 5′ 10.5″ 187
163 DAVIS, KEVIN EVERETT D 5′ 11.75″ 183
165 MCGAULEY, TIM BRANDON C 6′ 0.0″ 175
169 PAWLENCHUK, GRAYSON RED DEER LW 5′ 11.5″ 183
172 PHILP, LUKE KOOTENAY C 5′ 9.25″ 180
174 GATENBY, JOE KELOWNA D 6′ 0.25″ 176
176 BROOKS, ADAM REGINA C 5′ 9.75″ 169
177 HEBIG, CAMERON SASKATOON C 5′ 10.75″ 178
184 JENSEN, KADE LETHBRIDGE D 6′ 1.5″  

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