NHL Central Scouting's early watch list includes six BCHLers
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - Submitted by BCHL Media
The National Hockey League's Central Scouting Service has unveiled its North American and International preliminary player lists and six BCHL players have been included.
Victoria Grizzlies defenceman Nolan De Jong and Vernon Vipers left winger Adam Tambellini topped the rankings amongst BCHLers and were listed as 'B' grade prospects.
Penticton Vees left winger Dexter Dancs, Victoria Grizzlies right winger Dante Hahn, Langley Rivermen defenceman Bo Pellah and Powell River Kings defenceman Luke Ripley were listed in the 'C' grade.
Former Salmon Arm SilverBacks forward Morgan Zulinick, now at the University of Wisconsin, was also listed from among the NCAA ranks as a 'C' grader.
Any 'A' grade prospects have been identified as potential first-round picks, 'B' graders are considered potential second- or third-rounders and 'C' grade players are thought to be fourth- to seventh-round picks at this point.
Headlining the list of North Americans are centre Nathan Mackinnon of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's Halifax Mooseheads and defenceman Seth Jones of the Western Hockey League's Portland Winterhawks.
The complete list of North American Players can be found here,
The 2013 NHL Entry Draft is scheduled to be held June 28 and 29 at Prudential Centre in New Jersey.