College commitments of 2008-eligible prospects

By DJ Powers

Below is the list of all NCAA-bound players appearing on NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings whose commitments (verbal or otherwise) to college programs have been verified. Unless otherwise indicated, all players listed will be with their respective programs in the fall of 2008. Those players whose exact year of entering college could not be verified have been noted. :p>

Asterisks (*) denote that the player has signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI). Ivy League schools (Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton and Yale) do not accept NLIs.

It is important to note that while every effort has been made to ensure thoroughness and accuracy, this listing may not be completely up to date.

High School/Prep School Abbreviations Guide

AOF – Avon Old Farms

SSM – Shattuck St. Mary’s

Leagues Abbreviations Guide

AJHL – Alberta Junior Hockey League

BCHL – British Columbia Hockey League

CJHL – Central (Ontario) Junior “A” Hockey League

EJHL – Eastern Junior Hockey League

GHL – Golden Horseshoe (Ontario Junior “B”) Hockey League

Midget – U.S. AAA Midget League

MWJHL _ Midwestern (Ontario) Junior “B” Hockey League

OPJHL – Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League

USHL – United States Hockey League

USHSE – Public and Private High Schools/Prep Schools located in New England and other eastern regions in the U.S.

USHSW – Public and Private High Schools/Prep Schools located in the western region of the U.S., including those in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

USNTDP – U.S. National Team Development Program


GOALTENDERS

CSR         PLAYER                                  COLLEGE                                               DOB                         07-08 TEAM

13            Joe Cannata                            Merrimack                                                01/02/90  USNTDP

17            Brady Hjelle*                            Minnesota-Duluth                                    05/03/90  Cedar Rapids (USHL)

24            Aaron Crandall                        Wisconsin (09)                                        03/25/90  Green Bay (USHL)

27            Matt Hoyle                               Harvard                                                   04/20/90  Indiana (USHL)

28            Michael Condon                       Princeton (09)                                         04/27/90  Belmont Hill (USHSE)

SKATERS

CSR         PLAYER                                  POS.        COLLEGE                               DOB                         07-08 TEAM          

16            Zac Dalpe*                              C/RW       Ohio State                               11/01/89  Penticton (BCHL)

23            Jake Gardiner*                        D              Wisconsin                               07/04/90  Minnetonka (USHSW)

27            Aaron Ness*                           D              Minnesota                                05/18/90  Roseau (USHSW)

28            Joe Colborne*                          C              Denver                                    01/30/90  Camrose (AJHL)

36            Corey Fienhage*                      D              North Dakota (08 or 09)          05/04/90  Eastview (USHSW)

37            Danny Kristo                           RW          North Dakota (09)                    06/18/90  USNTDP

38            Justin Schultz                          D              Wisconsin (09)                        07/06/90  Westside (BCHL)

41            Brandon Burlon*                      D              Michigan                                  03/05/90  St. Michael’s (OPJHL)

47            Daultan Leveille*                      C              Michigan State                         08/10/90  St. Catharines (GHL)

49            Corey Trivino*                         C              Boston University                    01/12/90  Stouffville (OPJHL)

52            Nick Larson                             LW           Notre Dame (08 or 09)            11/14/89  Waterloo (USHL)

54            Justin Jokinen*                        RW          Minn. State Mankato                11/25/89  Cloquet (USHSW)

58            Derek Stepan*                         C              Wisconsin                               06/18/90  SSM (USHSW)       

60            David Carle*                            D              Denver                                    11/09/89  SSM (USHSW)       

63            Jimmy Hayes*                          RW          Boston College                        11/21/89  Lincoln (USHL)

77            Patrick Wiercioch                    D              Wisconsin (08 or 09)              09/12/90  Omaha (USHL)

78            Nathan Condon                       C              Minnesota (09)                        05/29/90  Wausau (USHSW)

79            David Toews*                         C              North Dakota                           06/07/90  SSM (USHSW)       

81            David Warsofsky*                   D              Boston University                    05/30/90  USNTDP

84            Taylor Stefishen*                    LW           Ohio State                               08/15/90  Langley (BCHL)

85            Brodie Reid*                            RW          Northeastern                           08/25/89  Burnaby (BCHL)

87            Seth Soley*                             C              Michigan Tech                         12/21/89  Omaha (USHL)

88            Robert Czarnik*                       C/RW       Michigan                                  01/25/90  USNTDP

90            Max Nicastro                           D              Boston University (09)            03/02/90  Chicago (USHL)

100          Justin Daniels                          C              Northeastern (09)                   06/07/89  Kent (USHSE)

102          Drew Olson                             D              Minnesota-Duluth (09)             04/04/90  Brainerd (USHSW)

103          Mark Goggin                            C              Dartmouth (09)                        07/29/90  Choate (USHSE)

109          Drew Daniels                          RW          Northeastern (09)                   06/07/89  Kent (USHSE)

113          Justin Florek*                           LW           Northern Michigan                   05/18/90  USNTDP

114          Tyler Barnes                           RW          Wisconsin (09)                        02/13/90  Burnsville (USHSW)

117          Marshall Everson                    LW           Harvard (09)                           09/05/90  Edina (USHSW)

123          Julien Cayer*                           C              Clarkson                                  07/06/89  Northwood (USHSE)

131          Steve Quailer*                         RW          Northeastern                           08/05/89  Sioux City (USHL)

132          Nik Pokulok                              D              Clarkson (09)                          05/09/90  Northwood (USHSE)

133          Jordan Samuels-Thomas        LW           Bowling Green (09)                 05/28/90  Waterloo (USHL)

135          Vinny Saponari*                      RW          Boston University                    02/15/90  USNTDP

136          Chase Drake                           D              Wisconsin (10)                        12/21/89  Mosinee (USHSW)

138          Patrick Mullane                        C              Boston College (09)                 07/31/90  AOF (USHSE)

140          Greg Burke                              LW           New Hampshire (09)               05/16/90  Jr. Monarchs (EJHL)

141          Danny New*                            D              Providence                              02/23/89  AOF (USHSE)

143          Joseph Campanelli                  RW          Yale                                         03/14/90  Westminster (USHSE)

145          Paul Lee                                  C              Dartmouth                                04/03/89  AOF (USHSE)

146          Greg Pateryn*                         D              Michigan                                  06/20/90  Ohio (USHL)

147          Andrew McWilliam                  D              North Dakota (08 or 09)          03/25/90  Camrose (AJHL)

148          Cam Atkinson*                         RW          Boston College                        06/05/89  AOF (USHSE)

150          Jared Festler*                          LW           St. Cloud State                        10/14/89  Lincoln (USHL)

152          Jake Youso                             C/LW       Minnesota (09)                        06/08/90  Inter. Falls (USHSW)

155          Eric Filiou                                 W             UMass (09)                             10/05/89  Nanaimo (BCHL)

157          Bryce Aneloski*                      D              Providence                              04/27/90  Cedar Rapids (USHL)

158          Tyler Gron*                              C              Northern Michigan                   09/07/89  Ft. McMurray (AJHL)

159          Alexander Fallstrom                RW          Yale (09)                                 09/15/90  SSM (USHSW)

160          Russell Goodman                    LW           Colorado College (09)             10/23/88  Nanaimo (BCHL)

161          Luke McManus                        D              Minnesota-Duluth (09)             05/09/90  Rosemount (USHSW)

162          James McIntosh*                     C              Bowling Green                        05/21/89  Stouffville (OPJHL)

165          Kurtis Bartliff                           LW           Colgate (09)                            02/21/90  Listowel (MWJHL)

167          Derrick Pallis                            D              Princeton                                 09/28/89  Nobles (USHSE)

170          Brett Perlini*                             RW          Michigan State                         06/14/90  Soo T-Birds (NOJHL)

172          David Wohlberg*                     C              Michigan                                  07/18/90  USNTDP

173          Jordan Murray*                       LW           Wisconsin                               01/08/90  SSM (USHSW)

174          Jake Hendrickson                    C              Minnesota-Duluth (09)             10/02/89  Burnsville (USHSW)

176          Scott Winkler                           C              Colorado College (09)             02/22/90  Russell Stover (Midget)

178          Joe Gleason*                           D              North Dakota                           03/30/90  Edina (USHSW)

181          Lee Moffie                               D              Michigan (09)                          08/29/90  AOF (USHSE)

183          Tyler Thompson*                     C              Minn. State Mankato                03/11/89  Cedar Rapids (USHL)

185          Peter Starrett                           D              Harvard                                   04/21/89  Catholic Mem. (USHSE)

186          Ryan Hegarty*                         D              Maine                                       05/16/90  USNTDP

189          Steven Spinell                         D              Miami (09)                                09/09/90  Ohio (USHL)

190          Max Cook                                RW          Miami (09)                                06/03/90  Green Bay (USHL)

191          Sam Lofquist*                          D              Minnesota                                03/15/90  USNTDP

192          Austin Handley                        D              Michigan State (09)                 04/04/90  Des Moines (USHL)

194          John O’Neill                              C              Minnesota-Duluth (09)             04/04/90  Anoka (USHSW)

195          Nick Oddo                                RW          Neb.Omaha (09 or 10)            02/27/90  Cedar Rapids (USHL)

196          Nicholas Tremblay*                 C              Clarkson                                  04/05/88  Smiths Falls (CJHL)

199          Brock Montpetit                       RW          Wisconsin (09)                        04/03/90  Waterloo (USHL)

201          Nicholas Prockow*                  C              Colgate                                    01/21/89  Berkshire (USHSE)

203          Sean Lorenz*                          D              Notre Dame                             03/10/90  USNTDP

204          Drew Leblanc*                        C              St. Cloud State                        06/29/89  Chicago (USHL)

205          Ryan Grimshaw                      D              Harvard                                   01/28/90  USNTDP

208          Nick Pryor                                D              Wisconsin (09)                        09/09/90  USNTDP