CHL well represented in NHL’s mid-term draft rankings

By League Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that 145 CHL players appear in NHL Central Scouting’s Midterm Rankings for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

The domestic rankings list a total of 210 North American skaters including 120 from the CHL, also listing an additional 36 North American goaltenders which includes 25 that currently compete in the CHL.

Nine of the top 10 ranked skaters are from the CHL including top ranked Nail Yakupov of the Sarnia Sting, followed by Mikhail Grigorenko of the Quebec Remparts who is ranked second, and Ryan Murray of the Everett Silvertips ranked third.  Radek Faksa of the Kitchener Rangers, and Morgan Rielly of the Moose Jaw Warriors round out the top five skaters, with Olli Maatta of the London Knights, Mathew Dumba of the Red Deer Rebels, and Griffin Reinhart of the Edmonton Oil Kings listed six through eight respectively.  Derrick Pouliot of the Portland Winterhawks is ranked tenth.  Both Yakupov and Grigorenko earned silver medals with Russia at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship with Murray winning bronze with Canada.  Faksa also competed in the tournament with the Czech Republic, while Maatta played for Finland.  Team Canada’s Tanner Pearson of the Barrie Colts is also listed among the top-30 North American Skaters ranked at number 22.

Eight of the top 10 ranked goalies are also from the CHL including the top three beginning with Malcolm Subban of the Belleville Bulls and followed by Matthew Murray of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, and Brandon Whitney of the Victoriaville Tigres.

The Ontario Hockey League leads the way with 65 players appearing in the rankings including 53 skaters and 12 goaltenders, followed by 44 from the Western Hockey League (39 skaters and five goaltenders), and 36 players from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (28 skaters and eight goaltenders).

All 40 CHL players selected to compete in the 2012 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game February 1 at Prospera Place in Kelowna, BC,  appear in the midterm rankings including 20 of the top 25 skaters.

CHL Players Ranked by NHL Central Scouting (players underlined to compete in 2012 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game):

 

# Player Team League Birthdate Height Weight Position Shot

 

1 YAKUPOV, NAIL SARNIA OHL 06-Oct-1993 5′ 10.5" 189 lbs * RW L

2 GRIGORENKO, MIKHAIL QUEBEC QMJHL 16-May-1994 6′ 3.25" 200 lbs * C L

3 MURRAY, RYAN EVERETT WHL 27-Sep-1993 6′ 0.5" 201 lbs * D L

4 FAKSA, RADEK KITCHENER OHL 09-Jan-1994 6′ 3.0" 202 lbs * C L

5 RIELLY, MORGAN MOOSE JAW WHL 09-Mar-1994 5′ 11.5" 190 lbs * D L

6 MAATTA, OLLI LONDON OHL 22-Aug-1994 6′ 1.5" 202 lbs * D L

7 DUMBA, MATHEW RED DEER WHL 25-Jul-1994 5′ 11.75" 183 lbs * D R

8 REINHART, GRIFFIN EDMONTON WHL 24-Jan-1994 6′ 3.75" 207 lbs * D L

10 POULIOT, DERRICK PORTLAND WHL 16-Jan-1994 5′ 11.25" 186 lbs * D L

11 GAUNCE, BRENDAN BELLEVILLE OHL 25-Mar-1994 6′ 2.0" 215 lbs * C L

14 SISSONS, COLTON KELOWNA WHL 05-Nov-1993 6′ 1.0" 189 lbs * C R

15 FINN, MATTHEW GUELPH OHL 24-Feb-1994 6′ 0.25" 195 lbs * D L

16 CECI, CODY OTTAWA OHL 21-Dec-1993 6′ 2.5" 207 lbs * D R

17 KOEKKOEK, SLATER PETERBOROUGH OHL 18-Feb-1994 6′ 2.0" 184 lbs * D L

19 ZHARKOV, DANIIL BELLEVILLE OHL 06-Feb-1994 6′ 3.0" 197 lbs * LW L

20 SMITH, GEMEL OWEN SOUND OHL 16-Apr-1994 5′ 10.0" 160 lbs * C L

21 MAIDENS, JARROD OWEN SOUND OHL 04-Mar-1994 6′ 0.5" 178 lbs * C/LW L

22 PEARSON, TANNER BARRIE OHL 10-Aug-1992 6′ 0.0" 198 lbs * LW L

23 KOSMACHUK, SCOTT GUELPH OHL 24-Jan-1994 5′ 11.5" 185 lbs * RW R

24 ATHANASIOU, ANDREAS LONDON OHL 06-Aug-1994 6′ 0.0" 179 lbs * C/LW L

25 FRK, MARTIN HALIFAX QMJHL 05-Oct-1993 5′ 11.5" 204 lbs * RW R

26 WINTHER, MIKE PRINCE ALBERT WHL 09-Jan-1994 5′ 11.0" 175 lbs * C L

30 THROWER, DALTON SASKATOON WHL 20-Dec-1993 5′ 11.25" 189 lbs * D R

32 VAIL, BRADY WINDSOR OHL 11-Mar-1994 6′ 0.25" 195 lbs * C L

33 WILSON, THOMAS PLYMOUTH OHL 29-Mar-1994 6′ 3.5" 203 lbs * RW R

36 STEPHENSON, CHANDLER REGINA WHL 22-Apr-1994 5′ 10.5" 192 lbs * C/LW L

38 GORDON, CODA SWIFT CURRENT WHL 04-Aug-1994 6′ 0.5" 175 lbs * LW L

39 BOZON, TIM KAMLOOPS WHL 24-Mar-1994 6′ 0.25" 183 lbs * LW L

40 LAUGHTON, SCOTT OSHAWA OHL 30-May-1994 6′ 0.0" 177 lbs * C L

42 MARCANTUONI, MATIA KITCHENER OHL 22-Feb-1994 5′ 11.75" 194 lbs * C/RW R

45 CARRICK, TREVOR MISSISSAUGA ST. MICHAEL’S OHL 04-Jul-1994 6′ 1.5" 172 lbs * D L

46 SEVERSON, DAMON KELOWNA WHL 07-Aug-1994 6′ 1.5" 200 lbs * D R

48 FOX, DANE ERIE OHL 13-Oct-1993 6′ 0.0" 185 lbs * C L

49 JOHNSON, BEN WINDSOR OHL 07-Jun-1994 5′ 11.5" 186 lbs * C/LW L

50 SEAMAN, TYREL BRANDON WHL 06-Jan-1994 6′ 2.0" 196 lbs * C L

52 BLUJUS, DYLAN BRAMPTON OHL 22-Jan-1994 6′ 2.75" 193 lbs * D R

53 BLACK, GRAHAM SWIFT CURRENT WHL 13-Jan-1993 5′ 11.0" 173 lbs * C L

54 PELECH, ADAM ERIE OHL 16-Aug-1994 6′ 2.0" 210 lbs * D L

55 HODGES, STEVEN VICTORIA WHL 05-May-1994 5′ 11.0" 178 lbs * C L

56 GAVRUS, ARTUR OWEN SOUND OHL 03-Jan-1994 5′ 10.0" 168 lbs * LW/RW L

57 BUSSIERES, RAPHAEL BAIE-COMEAU QMJHL 05-Nov-1993 6′ 1.0" 195 lbs * LW L

58 RICHARD, TANNER GUELPH OHL 06-Apr-1993 5′ 11.75" 182 lbs * C L

59 BERAN, MATEJ PEI QMJHL 11-Nov-1993 6′ 4.5" 211 lbs * C

61 HOOEY, GARRETT BELLEVILLE OHL 02-Jun-1994 6′ 0.5" 183 lbs * C/LW L

62 BEAUVILLIER, FRANCIS RIMOUSKI QMJHL 22-Oct-1993 6′ 1.0" 180 lbs * C/LW L

63 TIERNEY, CHRIS LONDON OHL 01-Jul-1994 6′ 0.25" 181 lbs * C L

64 RYAN, ANDREW HALIFAX QMJHL 15-Jan-1994 6′ 2.0" 203 lbs * LW L

65 HYKA, TOMAS GATINEAU QMJHL 23-Mar-1993 5′ 11.0" 160 lbs * RW R

66 CLARKE, MICHAEL WINDSOR OHL 29-Apr-1994 5′ 11.25" 184 lbs * C L

67 KULAK, BRETT VANCOUVER WHL 06-Jan-1994 6′ 0.25" 174 lbs * D L

68 WALTERS, NICHOLAS EVERETT WHL 11-Apr-1994 6′ 2.25" 187 lbs * D L

70 EBERT, NICK WINDSOR OHL 11-May-1994 5′ 11.25" 205 lbs * D R

78 IAFRATE, MAX KITCHENER OHL 28-Mar-1994 6′ 0.75" 198 lbs * D R

79 BROWN, TRAVIS MOOSE JAW WHL 15-Mar-1994 6′ 1.5" 179 lbs * D L

84 PLUTNAR, MICHAL TRI-CITY WHL 21-Feb-1994 6′ 2.25" 166 lbs * D R

85 BROWN, CONNOR ERIE OHL 14-Jan-1994 5′ 10.5" 160 lbs * RW R

86 SUTTER, LUKAS SASKATOON WHL 04-Oct-1993 6′ 0.25" 207 lbs * C L

87 SHALIMOV, VLADISLAV VAL-D’OR QMJHL 23-Sep-1993 6′ 2.5" 186 lbs * RW R

88 DOTCHIN, JAKE OWEN SOUND OHL 24-Mar-1994 6′ 2.0" 207 lbs * D R

89 CULKIN, RYAN QUEBEC QMJHL 15-Dec-1993 6′ 1.0" 174 lbs * D L

90 TROOCK, BRANDEN SEATTLE WHL 20-Mar-1994 6′ 2.0" 174 lbs RW R

91 SAUTNER, ASHTON EDMONTON WHL 27-May-1994 6′ 0.0" 184 lbs * D L

92 CORBETT, CODY EDMONTON WHL 14-Dec-1993 6′ 0.0" 210 lbs D R

93 MELINDY, JAMES MONCTON QMJHL 11-Dec-1993 6′ 2.5" 191 lbs * D R

95 VOLEK, DOMINIK REGINA WHL 12-Jan-1994 6′ 0.25" 173 lbs * C/RW L

96 HUDON, CHARLES CHICOUTIMI QMJHL 23-Jun-1994 5′ 10.0" 170 lbs * LW L

97 MARCHESE, CHRIS WINDSOR OHL 23-Feb-1994 6′ 0.25" 208 lbs * LW L

99 KONTOS, KRISTOFF MISSISSAUGA ST. MICHAEL’S OHL 06-Dec-1993 6′ 1.0" 199 lbs * C L

102 O’BRIEN, LIAM ROUYN-NORANDA QMJHL 29-Jul-1994 6′ 0.0" 201 lbs * LW L

105 KAMAEV, DENIS ROUYN-NORANDA QMJHL 06-Mar-1994 5′ 11.0" 172 lbs RW L

107 BOURKE, TROY PRINCE GEORGE WHL 30-Mar-1994 5′ 10.0" 156 lbs * LW L

108 NELSON, LOGAN VICTORIA WHL 09-Sep-1993 6′ 0.75" 180 lbs * C R

110 HUBIC, JEFF KOOTENAY WHL 28-Mar-1994 6′ 2.0" 182 lbs * D R

113 MCIVOR, MARCUS BRAMPTON OHL 20-May-1994 6′ 1.0" 203 lbs * D R

115 DONNAY, TROY ERIE OHL 18-Feb-1994 6′ 6.75" 180 lbs * D R

116 HACHE, JUSTIN SHAWINIGAN QMJHL 10-Jan-1994 6′ 1.0" 188 lbs * D L

117 LEIER, TAYLOR PORTLAND WHL 15-Feb-1994 5′ 10.25" 174 lbs * LW L

119 GRAHAM, JESSE NIAGARA OHL 13-May-1994 5′ 11.25" 170 lbs * D R

120 CAMPAGNA, MATHEW SUDBURY OHL 09-Mar-1994 5′ 10.0" 178 lbs * C L

121 WATLING, PATRICK GUELPH OHL 26-Sep-1993 5′ 11.25" 180 lbs * C L

122 BERTAGGIA, ALESSIO BRANDON WHL 30-Jul-1993 5′ 7.5" 160 lbs * LW L

124 LALANCETTE, CHRISTOPHE ACADIE-BATHURST QMJHL 06-May-1994 6′ 0.25" 168 lbs * RW R

125 HATCHER, CHASE PETERBOROUGH OHL 22-Feb-1994 6′ 2.25" 184 lbs * LW L

126 PAVELKA, TOMAS PEI QMJHL 29-May-1993 6′ 1.0" 178 lbs * D L

128 ZLOBIN, ANTON SHAWINIGAN QMJHL 22-Feb-1993 5′ 11.0" 195 lbs * RW R

130 BURKE, TAYLOR GATINEAU QMJHL 22-Jun-1994 6′ 1.0" 197 lbs * C R

134 MAASKANT, LIAM ERIE OHL 10-Mar-1994 6′ 3.25" 204 lbs * D R

135 MCGINN, BROCK GUELPH OHL 02-Feb-1994 5′ 11.0" 174 lbs * LW L

138 FOURNIER, DILLON ROUYN-NORANDA QMJHL 15-Jun-1994 6′ 2.0" 180 lbs * D L

142 WEDMAN, COLE SPOKANE WHL 18-Mar-1994 6′ 2.75" 165 lbs * D R

146 MARTIN, COLTEN KELOWNA WHL 15-Mar-1994 5′ 10.5" 160 lbs * D L

147 MACHAC, PATRIK BRAMPTON OHL 23-Apr-1994 5′ 9.0" 168 lbs * C L

148 CURCURUTO, GIANLUCA SAULT STE. MARIE OHL 25-Feb-1994 6′ 0.25" 195 lbs * D L

149 HANSON, JOSHUA PORTLAND WHL 14-Jan-1994 6′ 2.5" 199 lbs * D R

152 DODERO, CHARLIE SUDBURY OHL 01-Oct-1992 6′ 1.5" 190 lbs * D R

156 CLAPPERTON, CHRISTOPHER BLAINVILLE-BOISBRIAND QMJHL 22-Feb-1994 5′ 9.0" 162 lbs * LW L

158 GWINNER, SHAYNE MOOSE JAW WHL 20-May-1994 6′ 0.0" 183 lbs * D L

161 ANDERSON, JOSH LONDON OHL 07-May-1994 6′ 1.0" 183 lbs * LW R

165 RISSLING, JAYNEN CALGARY WHL 21-Sep-1993 6′ 4.0" 223 lbs * D L

167 GUDBRANSON, ALEX KINGSTON OHL 03-Sep-1994 6′ 2.0" 206 lbs * D R

168 LEDUC, LOIC CAPE BRETON QMJHL 14-Jun-1994 6′ 5.75" 194 lbs * D R

169 BILCKE, TY WINDSOR OHL 23-Apr-1994 6′ 2.75" 217 lbs * RW R

171 MOROZ, MITCHELL EDMONTON WHL 03-May-1994 6′ 1.75" 209 lbs * LW L

173 FILIPPI, TOMAS BAIE-COMEAU QMJHL 04-May-1992 6′ 1.0" 180 lbs * LW L

176 BROWN, JOSHUA OSHAWA OHL 21-Jan-1994 6′ 4.25" 206 lbs * D R

177 CORRIVEAU, RAPHAEL CAPE BRETON QMJHL 12-May-1994 6′ 3.75" 180 lbs * RW R

179 AUGER, JUSTIN GUELPH OHL 14-May-1994 6′ 6.25" 216 lbs * RW R

182 WIGLE, JOEL NIAGARA OHL 14-Feb-1994 6′ 2.5" 196 lbs * RW R

183 DEVLIN, BRANDON WINDSOR OHL 27-Apr-1994 6′ 1.0" 198 lbs * D R

185 GOW, REID SPOKANE WHL 04-Apr-1994 5′ 10.25" 177 lbs * D L

186 ANDRIGHETTO, SVEN ROUYN-NORANDA QMJHL 21-Mar-1993 5′ 9.0" 188 lbs * RW L

188 SWARD, DALTON VANCOUVER WHL 10-Jan-1994 6′ 0.25" 179 lbs * RW R

190 LECLERC, ALEXANDRE ROUYN-NORANDA QMJHL 23-Feb-1994 6′ 3.5" 210 lbs * D L

191 HEFFLEY, COLTON KELOWNA WHL 27-May-1994 6′ 2.75" 202 lbs * C R

193 FRASER, JEREMIE ACADIE-BATHURST QMJHL 04-Sep-1994 6′ 0.75" 216 lbs * D R

195 BLANDISI, JOSEPH OWEN SOUND OHL 14-Jul-1994 5′ 10.5" 182 lbs * C/RW L

196 CIAMPINI, LUCA HALIFAX QMJHL 08-Mar-1994 6′ 0.25" 190 lbs * LW L

200 PAYNE, CODY PLYMOUTH OHL 14-Jan-1994 6′ 2.0" 201 lbs * RW R

207 POULIN, DOMINIC CHICOUTIMI QMJHL 31-Jan-1994 6′ 1.5" 192 lbs * D R

208 RODEWALD, JACK REGINA WHL 14-Feb-1994 6′ 0.25" 169 lbs * LW R

 

CHL Goaltenders:

 

# Player Team League Birthdate Height Weight Position Shot

 

1 SUBBAN, MALCOLM BELLEVILLE OHL 21-Dec-1993 6′ 1.0" 188 lbs * L

2 MURRAY, MATTHEW SAULT STE. MARIE OHL 25-May-1994 6′ 4.0" 162 lbs * L

3 WHITNEY, BRANDON VICTORIAVILLE QMJHL 11-May-1994 6′ 5.0" 193 lbs * L

5 PATERSON, JAKE SAGINAW OHL 03-May-1994 6′ 1.5" 183 lbs * L

6 TREMBLAY, FRANCOIS VAL-D’OR QMJHL 29-Aug-1994 6′ 2.0" 200 lbs * L

7 ALTSHULLER, DANIEL OSHAWA OHL 24-Jul-1994 6′ 2.75" 191 lbs * L

8 MAKAROV, ANDREY SASKATOON WHL 20-Apr-1993 6′ 0.5" 180 lbs * L

10 BARTOSAK, PATRIK RED DEER WHL 29-Mar-1993 6′ 0.25" 181 lbs * L

11 PALAZZESE, FRANK KITCHENER OHL 28-May-1993 6′ 0.5" 160 lbs * L

12 DRIEDGER, CHRIS CALGARY WHL 18-May-1994 6′ 2.75" 190 lbs * L

13 MARCOUX, ETIENNE BLAINVILLE-BOISBRIAND QMJHL 29-Sep-1993 6′ 0.0" 155 lbs * L

14 SKAPSKI, MACKENZIE KOOTENAY WHL 15-Jun-1994 6′ 2.0" 186 lbs * L

16 BRASSARD, FRANCOIS QUEBEC QMJHL 31-Jan-1994 6′ 1.0" 154 lbs * L

17 MACHOVSKY, MATEJ BRAMPTON OHL 25-Jul-1993 6′ 1.75" 191 lbs L

18 LAGACE, MAXIME PEI QMJHL 12-Jan-1993 6′ 2.25" 170 lbs * L

20 WINDSOR, CLINT SAGINAW OHL 02-Nov-1993 6′ 4.0" 215 lbs * L

22 HOUSER, MICHAEL LONDON OHL 13-Sep-1992 6′ 1.25" 190 lbs * L

25 BRENNAN, JACOB ACADIE-BATHURST QMJHL 22-Jun-1994 6′ 0.5" 178 lbs * L

26 HOLOWENKO, COLE PRINCE ALBERT WHL 05-Jan-1993 6′ 1.25" 194 lbs * L

27 PAVELKA, JAROSLAV WINDSOR OHL 12-Sep-1993 6′ 1.5" 178 lbs * L

29 D’AGOSTINI, ANDREW PETERBOROUGH OHL 26-Mar-1993 5′ 10.5" 174 lbs * L

30 WILL, ROMAN MONCTON QMJHL 22-May-1992 6′ 1.0" 191 lbs * R

32 MORRISON, MIKE PETERBOROUGH OHL 07-Nov-1992 6′ 0.5" 175 lbs * L

33 TRUDEAU, PHILIPPE CAPE BRETON QMJHL 28-Sep-1993 6′ 4.5" 198 lbs L

35 WILSON, KEEGAN BRAMPTON OHL 03-Mar-1992 6′ 0.25" 209 lbs * L

*player weighed and measured by Central Scouting

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