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48 USHL Players named to NHL Central Scouting 2016 Final Ranking

04/12/2016, 11:30am CDT

45 players with USHL experience this season, including 14 alumni were named to the NHL Central Scouting 2016 Final Ranking.

NHL Central Scouting released their “Final Rankings” of players eligible for the 2016 NHL Draft, and among the North American list are 45 players that have competed in the USHL this season. In addition, 14 USHL alumni were named. Of the 45 current players listed, 44 are committed to play college hockey.


The Final Rankings include players from all leagues and levels across North America and are assigned a numerical ranking based on NHL Central Scouting evaluations.




Clayton Keller (9), Kieffer Bellows (10), Riley Tufte (17), Cam Morrison (46), Trent Frederic (47), Ryan Lindgren (49) and Adam Fox (50) round out the top-50 on the North American list. Team USA goaltender Joseph Woll (8) was the highest ranked goaltender in the USHL.


Cedar Rapids RoughRiders forward Ross Colton and Tri-City Storm forward Brandon Duhaime went from previously unranked to 89 and 92 respectively, while other notable players to jump in the rankings were Cam Morrison (46), Adam Fox (50) and Wade Allison (62).


2016 follows a record-setting 2015 NHL Draft that saw 37 players from the 2014-15 season selected by NHL teams. The 2016 NHL Draft will be held June 24-25 in Buffalo, NY at the First Niagara Center, home of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres. 



9 Keller Clayton Team USA C Boston University
10 Bellows Kieffer Team USA LW Boston University
17 Tufte Riley Fargo Force LW University of Minnesota-Duluth
46 Morrison Cam Youngstown Phantoms LW University of Notre Dame
47 Frederic Trent Team USA C University of Wisconsin
49 Lindgren Ryan Team USA D University of Minnesota
50 Fox Adam Team USA D Harvard University
51 Filipe Matt Cedar Rapids RoughRiders LW Northeastern University
53 Krys Chad Team USA D Boston University
56 Anderson Joseph Team USA RW University of Minnesota-Duluth
57 Peeke Andrew Green Bay Gamblers D University of Notre Dame
61 Mattson Mitchell Bloomington Thunder C University of North Dakota
62 Allison Wade Tri-City Storm RW Western Michigan University
70 Luce Griffin Team USA D University of Michigan
77 Zimmer Max Chicago Steel LW University of Wisconsin
89 Colton Ross Cedar Rapids RoughRiders C University of Vermont
92 Duhaime Brandon Tri-City Storm RW Providence College
93 Pitlick Rem Muskegon Lumberjacks C University of Minnesota
99 Laczynski Tanner Lincoln Stars C Ohio State University
108 Lockwood William Team USA RW University of Michigan
110 McPhee Graham Team USA LW Boston College
112 Pastujov Nick Team USA LW University of Michigan
114 Ryczek Jake Waterloo Black Hawks D Providence College
119 Suthers Keenan Team USA LW Western Michigan University
121 Greenway James Team USA D
128 Graham Michael Fargo Force C University of Notre Dame
132 Eliot Mitch Muskegon Lumberjacks D Michigan State University
141 McInnis Luke Youngstown Phantoms D Boston College
143 Harper Patrick Omaha Lancers C Boston University
146 Sanchez James Team USA LW University of Michigan
149 Knierim Willie Dubuque Fighting Saints RW Miami University
152 Dodero CJ Sioux City Musketeers LW University of Denver
154 Karashik Adam Chicago Steel D University of Connecticut
160 Printz Gregory Chicago Steel RW Providence College
162 Duehr Walker Tri-City Storm RW Minnesota State University, Mankato
166 Walker Zachary Team USA RW Boston College
180 Jordan Zachary Des Moines Buccaneers RW University of Nebraska-Omaha
184 Hirano Yushiro Youngstown Phantoms
190 Campoli Michael Team USA D Boston College
191 Hampton Bobby Chicago Steel C Northeastern University
195 Rossini Sam Waterloo Black Hawks D University of Minnesota
196 Gosiewski Matt Cedar Rapids RoughRiders C Harvard University
201 Amonte Ty Youngstown Phantoms RW Boston University
207 Dimitri Buinitsky Madison Capitols RW
G8 Woll Joseph Team USA G Boston College
G18 Johnson Tyler Chicago Steel G University of Maine
G23 Jones Peyton Lincoln Stars G Penn State University
G28 Skog Zackarias Omaha Lancers G


1* Matthews Auston Team USA C Zurich
2 Tkachuk Matthew Team USA LW London
6 McAvoy Charles Team USA D Boston University
14 Jones Max Team USA LW London
11 Kunin Luke Team USA C University of Wisconsin
20 Thompson Tage Team USA C University of Connecticut
142 Gerlach Max Fargo Force C Medicine Hat
118 Masonius Joseph Team USA D University of Connecticut
156 Fitzgerald Casey Team USA D Boston College
39 Dineen Cam Tri-City Storm D North Bay
67 Gambrell Dylan Dubuque Fighting Saints F University of Denver
127 Spaxman Ethan Waterloo Black Hawks D Merrimack College
209 Stevens Nolan Team USA C Northeastern University
G26 Schierhorn Eric Muskegon Lumberjacks G University of Minnesota

*Internationally ranked (currently not playing in North America)


Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 14th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2015-16.  A record 37 players were chosen in the 2015 NHL Draft and more than 375 players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.

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