College commitments of 2007-eligible players

By DJ Powers
Below is the list of all NCAA-bound players appearing on the NHL Central Scouting's final rankings whose college commitments 
(verbal or otherwise) have been verified by Hockey's Future. Unless otherwise indicated, all players listed will be with their
respective programs this fall. Those players whose exact year of entering college could not be verified have been noted. While
every effort has been made to ensure thoroughness and accuracy, this listing may not be completely up to date.

League Abbreviations Guide


AJHL - Alberta Junior Hockey League
BCHL - British Columbia Hockey League
CJHL - Central (Ontario) Junior "A" Hockey League
EJHL - Eastern Junior Hockey League
NAHL - North American Hockey League
OPJRA - Ontario Provincial Junior "A" League
USHL - United States Hockey League
USHSE - Public and Priiate 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
WJRB - Western (Ontario) Junior "B" Hockey League


* - indicates that the player has signed an NLI (National Letter of Intent)

Note: Ivy League schools (Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton and Yale) do not accept NLIs.
GOALTENDERS     
       
CSB RANKPLAYERPOS.COLLEGEHT/WTDOBPREV. TEAM/LEAGUE
5Bradley EidsnessGNorth Dakota (08)5’11.5/1906/2/1989Okotoks (AJHL)
9Brad Phillips*GNotre Dame6’2/1634/22/1989USNTDP
10Reid EllingsonGNorthern Michigan ( 07 or 08)5’10.5/1684/14/1989Cloquet HS (USHSW)
11Scott DarlingGMaine (08)6’6/19012/22/1988Capital District (EJHL)
15Josh Unice*GBowling Green5’11/1756/24/1989USNTDP
17Kieran MillanGBoston University (08)5’11/1678/31/1989Spruce Grove (AJHL)
18Brian Hogan*GMichigan5’11.5/19012/27/1988Lincoln (USHL)
22John MuseGBoston College (08)5’10/1658/1/1988Nobles & Greenough (USHSHE)
25Dan Dunn*GSt. Cloud State6’4.5/2006/20/1988Wellington (OPJRA)
       
SKATERS      
       
CSB RANKPLAYERPOS.COLLEGEHT/WTDOBPREV. TEAM/LEAGUE
1Kyle Turris*CWisconsin6’0.5/1708/14/1989Burnaby (BCHL)
3James vanRiemsdyk*LWNew Hampshire6’3/2005/4/1989USNTDP
11Ryan McDonagh*DWisconsin6’1/2006/13/1989Cretin-Derham Hall (USHSW)
12Tommy CrossDBoston College (08)6’3/1959/12/1989Westminster (USHSE)
16Max Pacioretty*LWMichigan6’1.5/20312/20/1988Sioux City (USHL)
21Nick Petrecki*DBoston College6’3/2137/11/1989Omaha (USHL)
22Mike Hoeffel*WMinnesota6’2/1864/9/1989USNTDP
23Pat White*CMinnesota6’0.5/1861/20/1989Tri-City (USHL)
25Colby Cohen*DBoston University6’2/2004/25/1989Lincoln (USHL)
32Teddy Ruth*DNotre Dame6’1/1992/14/1989USNTDP
34Kevin Shattenkirk*DBoston University5’11/1931/29/1989USNTDP
37Ben Ryan*CNotre Dame5’11/19010/16/1988Des Moines (USHL)
55Alexander KillornCHarvard (08)6’0/1619/14/1989Deerfield (USHSE)
56Nico SacchettiCMinnesota (08)5’11/1898/21/1989Virginia-Mountain Iron (USHSW)
57Brad Malone*C/LWNorth Dakota (07 or 08)6’1.5/2075/20/1989Sioux Falls (USHL)
63Matt MarshallC/RWVermont (08)6’1/1758/30/1988Nobles & Greenough (USHSE)
64Riley NashCCornell6’0.75/1755/9/1989Salmon Arm (BCHL)
65Jake HansenWMinnesota (08)6’0.5/1688/21/1989Sioux Falls (USHL)
68Brendan Smith*DWisconsin6’1.25/1702/8/1989St. Michael’s (OPJRA)
70Drew MacKenzieDVermont (08)6’2/20012/17/1988Taft (USHSE)
75Casey Pierro-Zabotel*CMichigan Tech6’1/20511/8/1988Merritt (BCHL)
78Paul Thompson*C/WNew Hampshire6’0/21011/30/1988N.H. Jr. Monarchs (EJHL)
81Ian Cole*DNotre Dame6’1/2112/21/1989USNTDP
86Drew LeblancCSt. Cloud State (08)6’0/1806/29/1989Chicago (USHL)
87Andrew GlassLWBoston University (08)5’11/1807/14/1989Nobles & Greenough (USHSE)
89Nick BoninoCBoston University6’1/1804/20/1988Avon Old Farms (USHSE)
90Ben Winnett*LWMichigan5’11.75/1734/3/1989Salmon Arm (BCHL)
92John Lee*DDenver6’1.5/1731/16/1989Waterloo (USHL)
95Joe StejskalDDartmouth6’2/1864/30/1988Grand Rapids (USHSW)
97Travis ErstadC/RWWisconsin (08 or 09)6’3.5/18211/9/1988Lincoln (USHL)
99Blake KesselDNew Hampshire (08)6’0.5/2104/13/1989Waterloo (USHL)
100Paul CareyCBoston College (08)6’0/1759/24/1988Salisbury (USHSE)
101Aaron Palushaj*RWMichigan5’11/1879/7/1989Des Moines (USHL)
103Max Campbell*CWestern Michigan6’0/17012/21/1988Strathroy (WJRB)
105C.J. Severyn*LWOhio State6’0/1856/2/1989USNTDP
107Jamie Benn*LWAlaska6’2/1857/18/1989Victoria (BCHL)
109Nick Larson*CMinnesota6’0.5/1751/16/1989Omaha (USHL)
114Corey Tropp*RWMichigan State5’11.5/1837/25/1989Sioux Falls (USHL)
115Matt FrattinRWNorth Dakota (07 or 08)5’11/1871/3/1988Ft. Saskatchewan (AJHL)
116Ben BloodDNorth Dakota (07 or 08)6’3/2123/15/1989Shattuck-St. Mary’s (USHSW)
118Jordy Christian*FSt. Cloud State (08)5’9.5/16410/6/1988Sioux Falls (USHL)
119Jack Downing*WVermont6’2/1921/24/1989Omaha (USHL)
121Louie Caporusso*C/LWMichigan5’9.25/1856/21/1989St. Michael’s (OPJRA)
122John Albert*COhio State5’9/1801/19/1989USNTDP
123Robin Bergman*C/LWNotre Dame6’0/1897/12/1988Cedar Rapids (USHL)
128Calle Ridderwall*WNotre Dame5’11/1655/28/1988Tri-City (USHL)
130Taylor Matson*CMinnesota5’10/1659/16/1988Des Moines (USHL)
132Jeffrey FossDRPI6’1.5/18912/12/1988Sioux Falls (USHL)
134Tristin Llewellyn*DMichigan6’1/1895/2/1989Tri-City (USHL)
135Evan ObergDMinnesota-Duluth (08)6’0/1622/16/1988Camrose (AJHL)
138Josh Franklin*CVermont5’11.5/2101/29/1989Nobles & Greenough (USHSE)
140Tyler Kieffer*DSt. Cloud State (08)5’10.5/2127/20/1989Stillwater (USHSW)
143Barry Almeida*CBoston College5’9/17011/20/1988Omaha (USHL)
144Tyler Johnson*CColorado College5’8/1501/4/1989Cloquet (USHSW)
145Jason GregoireLWNorth Dakota (07 or 08)5/10.5/1752/24/1989Lincoln (USHL)
147Danny Hobbs*C/RWUMass (07 or 08)5’11/1786/21/1989Ohio (USHL)
149Andrew Conboy*LWNebraska-Omaha (08)6’3.5/1905/16/1988Omaha (USHL)
152Baylor DieterDMinnesota State  (08)6’3/1951/26/1988Green Bay (USHL)
155Michael BiegaLWHarvard5’11.5/1805/28/1989Salisbury (USHSE)
158Billy Maday*CNotre Dame5’11/1652/25/1988Waterloo (USHL)
161Tommy Wingels*CMiami6’0/1844/12/1988Cedar Rapids (USHL)
165Joseph Lavin*DProvidence College6’1.5/1957/17/1989USNTDP
167Matt Rust*CMichigan5’9.5/1923/23/1989USNTDP
173Ryan Hayes*RWBoston College5’11/1856/4/1989USNTDP
176Brandon MartellDMinnesota (08)6’2.5/19512/15/1988Elk River (USHSW)
178Scott Freeman*LW/RWClarkson5’9.5/1791/12/1988Bowmanville (OPJRA)
179Brennan Vargas*RWBowling Green (07 or 08)6’0/2056/15/1989USNTDP
184Justin Vaive*LWMiami6’4.5/2107/8/1989USNTDP
187Christian MorissetteWRPI (08)5’9/16112/30/1988St. Andrew’s (OPJRA)
189Cade Fairchild*DMinnesota5’10/1861/15/1989USNTDP
190Alain Goulet*DNebraska-Omaha6’1.5/1869/22/1988Aurora (OPJRA)
192Patrick KennedyLWCornell6’3/19011/29/1988St. Thomas (WJRB)
195Scott Pitt*CMercyhurst6’0/1721/25/1988Orleans (CJHL)
197Matt ReberWDartmouth6’0.5/1601/16/1989Edina (USHSW)
199Brad McCabe*CAlaska-Anchorage6’0/2007/15/1988Texas (NAHL)
200Carter Camper*CMiami5’8.5/1707/6/1988Lincoln (USHL)
206T.J. Syner*CUMass5’8/17010/13/1988New England Jr. Falcons (EJHL)
207Joshua Turnbull*CWisconsin5’10/1727/12/1988Waterloo (USHL)
208Patrick Maroon*LWFerris State6’4/2254/23/1988St. Louis (NAHL)


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