National Hockey League Central Scouting released Monday its updated Players to Watch List as a prelude to the upcoming 2019 NHL Draft and 19 current Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) skaters are among those ranked.
Continuing to top the CJHL contingent is Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL) forward and 2017-18 CJHL Rookie of the Year Alex Newhook, who is ranked on the A Skaters list, which indicates him as a potential first round selection for the 2019 NHL Draft this June in Vancouver.
Two other CJHLers are still tabbed in the B Skaters category that has them as possible second or third round selections.
They remain centre Massimo Rizzo of the Penticton Vees and defenceman Layton Ahac, who is a member of the Prince George Spruce Kings.
As for the remaining 16 players, they were all listed in the C Skaters group as possible fourth, fifth or six round draft picks.
|PTW||Last Name||First Name||Team||League|
|C||GLOVER||TY||BUFFALO JR. SABRES||OJHL|