National Hockey League Central Scouting Players to Watch List

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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 BAST LUKE BROOKS AJHL
C YOUNG ALEX CANMORE AJHL
C OKABE ZACHARY GRANDE PRAIRIE AJHL
C OLSON QUINN OKOTOKS AJHL
C BLAISDELL HARRISON CHILLIWACK BCHL
C LEYH ETHAN LANGLEY BCHL
B RIZZO MASSIMO PENTICTON BCHL
B AHAC LAYTON PRINCE GEORGE BCHL
C SWETLIKOFF ALEX VERNON BCHL
C CAMPBELL ALEXANDER VICTORIA BCHL
A NEWHOOK ALEX VICTORIA BCHL
C BEATON JOHN KEMPTVILLE CCHL
C BETTENS KYLE STEINBACH MJHL
C GLOVER TY BUFFALO JR. SABRES OJHL
C MANIKIS KOSTA STOUFFVILLE OJHL
C CICCOLINI ERIC TORONTO JC OJHL
C UENS ZACHARY WELLINGTON OJHL
C NARDONE VINCENT FLIN FLON SJHL
C FELGUEIRAS CHASE HUMBOLDT SJHL