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50 USHL Players Named to NHL Central Scouting List

01/22/2018, 11:30am CST

USHL ranks second in the world with 50 active players named to list, an additional 16 alumni named to rankings.

NHL Central Scouting released its Midterm Rankings of players eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft, and among the North American lists are 50 players that have competed in the USHL this season. In addition, 16 USHL alumni were named in the rankings. Of the 50 current players listed, 48 are currently committed to play college hockey.


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




It is the second consecutive year that the USHL has had at least 50 players named to the mid-year list in preparation for the NHL Draft in June. The 2018 NHL Draft will be held June 22-23 in Dallas, TX at American Airlines Center, home of the Dallas Stars.


Including alumni, the USHL boasts four players ranked in the top-10 for North American skaters, as well as an additional three goaltenders in their respective category. 26 of the 42 skaters named from current USHL rosters are ranked in the top-100 for North American prospects. Comparatively, the USHL ranks second in the world among all junior leagues for number of active players named to the Midterm Rankings.


Below are lists of USHL skaters and goaltenders named to the NHL Central Scouting Midterm Rankings:

North American Skaters

# First Last USHL Team NCAA Commitment/Current Team
1* Andrei Svechnikov Muskegon Lumberjacks Barrie Colts (OHL)
3* Brady Tkachuk Team USA Boston University (NCAA)
4* Quinn Hughes Team USA University of Michigan (NCAA)
7 Oliver Wahlstrom Team USA Harvard University
11 Joel Farabee Team USA Boston University
17 Mattias Samuelsson Team USA Western Michigan University
19 Patrick Giles Team USA Boston College
21 Bode Wilde Team USA Harvard University
23 Sampo Ranta Sioux City Musketeers University of Wisconsin
24* Blade Jenkins Team USA Saginaw Spirit (OHL)
25 Blake McLaughlin Chicago Steel University of Minnesota
27 Jachym Kondelik Muskegon Lumberjacks University of Connecticut
31 K'Andre Miller Team USA University of Wisconsin
43* Alec Regula Chicago Steel London Knights (OHL)
44 Jay O'Brien Youngstown Phantoms Providence College
48 Jonathan Gruden Team USA Miami University
49 Tyler Madden Tri-City Storm Northeastern University
50 Curtis Hall Youngstown Phantoms Yale University
51 Ryan O'Reilly Madison Capitols University of Denver
56 Jack Gorniak Lincoln Stars University of Wisconsin
57 Ty Emberson Team USA University of Wisconsin
60 Jack Drury Waterloo Black Hawks Harvard University
66 Adam Samuelsson Team USA Boston College
67 Alexander Steeves Dubuque Fighting Saints University of Notre Dame
69 Jake Pivonka Team USA University of Notre Dame
71 Tyler Weiss Team USA Boston University
77 Jaxon Nelson Sioux Falls Stampede University of Minnesota
83 Jack Perbix Green Bay Gamblers University of Notre Dame
85 Gavin Hain Team USA University of North Dakota
86* Caleb Everett Muskegon Lumberjacks Saginaw Spirit (OHL)
87 Matej Pekar Muskegon Lumberjacks University of Nebraska Omaha
98 Paul Cotter Lincoln Stars Western Michigan University
101 Martin Pospisil Sioux City Musketeers St. Lawrence University
102 Michael Callahan Central Illinois Flying Aces Providence College
112 Braden Costello Des Moines Buccaneers University of North Dakota
114 Spencer Stastney Team USA University of Notre Dame
123* Logan Hutsko Team USA Boston College (NCAA)
124* Scott Perunovich Cedar Rapids RoughRiders University of Minnesota Duluth (NCAA)
126 Emilio Pettersen Muskegon Lumberjacks University of Denver
128* Patrick Khodorenko Team USA Michigan State University (NCAA)
129 John St. Ivany Sioux Falls Stampede Yale University
145 Ryan Savage Fargo Force Miami University
148 Cole Krygier Lincoln Stars University of Wisconsin
152 Jack Randl Omaha Lancers University of Michigan
157 Jacob Schmidt-Svejstrup Fargo Force University of Maine
159 Christian Krygier Lincoln Stars University of Wisconsin
170* Isaac Johnson Des Moines Buccaneers Tri-City Americans (WHL)
197 Jack DeBoer Team USA Boston University
201 Philippe Lapointe Lincoln Stars University of Michigan
204* Zach Solow Dubuque Fighting Saints Northeastern University (NCAA)
205 Noah Prokop Green Bay Gamblers University of Nebraska Omaha
206 Erik Middendorf Team USA University of Denver
210* Alexis Binner Green Bay Gamblers University of Maine (NCAA)
LV Jake Wise Team USA Boston University

North American Goalies

# First Last USHL Team NCAA Commitment/Current Team
5 Jake Kucharski Des Moines Buccaneers Providence College
7 Keegan Karki Muskegon Lumberjacks Uncommitted
9 Jared Moe Waterloo Black Hawks University of Minnesota
12 Ivan Prosvetov Youngstown Phantoms Uncommitted
14* David Hrenak Green Bay Gamblers St. Cloud State University (NCAA)
15 Jonathan Mor Team USA Uncommitted
23* Adam Scheel Team USA Penticton Vees (BCHL)
24* Ryan Ullan Team USA Bismarck Bobcats (NAHL)
26 Ben Kraws Sioux City Musketeers Miami University
28 Drew DeRidder Team USA Michigan State University
29 Zach Stejskal Central Illinois Flying Aces University of Minnesota Duluth
31* Dayton Rasmussen Chicago Steel University of Denver (NCAA)

*signifies alumni


Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 16th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2017-18. 30 or more players from the USHL have been selected in five consecutive NHL Drafts, and more than 400 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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