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36 QMJHL Players Listed in 2018 NHL Central Scouting Midterm Rankings

 

Boucherville, Que. – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that 140 CHL players appear in NHL Central Scouting’s Midterm Rankings for the 2018 NHL Draft which takes place June 22-23 in Dallas, TX.

The domestic rankings list a total of 217 North American skaters including 126 from the CHL, also listing an additional 31 North American goaltenders including 14 that currently compete in the CHL.

QMJHL forward Filip Zadina of the Halifax Mooseheads occupies the number two spot on the list of North American skaters, leading a group of 6 QMJHL players ranked as first round candidates.

QMJHL talent also included in the Top-20 includes Acadie-Bathurst Titan defenceman Noah Dobson at 8th, Halifax Mooseheads defenceman Jared McIsaac at 12th, Drummondville Voltigeurs forward Joseph Veleno at 13th and Halifax Mooseheads centreman Benoit-Olivier Groulx at 18th.

In the crease, Alexis Gravel of the Halifax Mooseheads is the number one ranked goaltender in North America. He’s followed by Drummondville Voltigeurs netminder Olivier Rodrigue at number two and by Cape Breton Screaming Eagles’ Kevin Mandolese who is ranked 4th. Samuel Harvey of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies is ranked 10th and is followed by four more QMJHL that rank inside the Top-25.

The Ontario Hockey League leads the way with 61 players in the rankings including 58 skaters and three goaltenders followed by 43 players from the Western Hockey League including 40 skaters and three goaltenders. The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League rounds out the CHL contingent with 36 players ranked, including 28 skaters and eight goaltenders.

The Drummondville Voltigeurs lead all QMJHL teams with seven players included in the rankings, while the Halifax Mooseheads trail with four players – all first-round projections. QMJHL teams with three ranked players include the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, the Baie-Comeau Drakkar and the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.

It’s 16 of the ranked QMJHL players that will be competing in the 2018 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on Thursday January 25 in Guelph, Ont., including three of the top 5 goaltenders and six of the top 35 skaters.

 

QMJHL North American Skaters:

Players in bold will compete in 2018 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

North American rank, name, birthdate, CHL club, position

2 ZADINA FILIP 27-Nov-99 HALIFAX RW
8 DOBSON NOAH 07-Jan-00 ACADIE-BATHURST D
12 MCISAAC JARED 27-Mar-00 HALIFAX D
13 VELENO JOSEPH 13-Jan-00 DRUMMONDVILLE C
18 GROULX BENOIT-OLIVIER 06-Feb-00 HALIFAX C
35 FORTIER GABRIEL 06-Feb-00 BAIE-COMEAU LW
36 BEAUDIN NICOLAS 09-Oct-99 DRUMMONDVILLE D
37 BERNARD XAVIER 06-Jan-00 DRUMMONDVILLE D
41 BOUCHARD XAVIER 28-Feb-00 BAIE-COMEAU D
53 SALDA RADIM 18-Feb-99 SAINT JOHN D
54 ZAVGORODNY DMITRI 11-Aug-00 RIMOUSKI LW
65 MACDONALD ANDERSON 16-May-00 MONCTON LW
68 KURASHEV PHILIPP 12-Oct-99 QUEBEC C
73 SOKOLOV EGOR 07-Jun-00 CAPE BRETON LW
74 KOTKOV VLADISLAV 08-Jan-00 CHICOUTIMI LW
90 IVAN MICHAL 18-Nov-99 ACADIE-BATHURST D
99 DUCHARME JUSTIN 22-Feb-00 ACADIE-BATHURST LW
120 GUAY NICOLAS 18-Jun-99 DRUMMONDVILLE C
122 MCKENNA JEREMY 20-Apr-99 MONCTON RW
135 BOUDRIAS SHAWN 14-Sep-99 GATINEAU RW
147 HENMAN LUKE 29-Apr-00 BLAINVILLE-BOISBRIAND C
158 HOUDE SAMUEL 08-Mar-00 CHICOUTIMI C
168 MCCORMICK ADAM 25-Jun-00 CAPE BRETON D
171 VESTERINEN SAKU 28-Feb-99 CHARLOTTETOWN D
174 GROUCHY MATTHEW 19-Nov-99 QUEBEC RW
182 MARTEL JORDAN 24-Feb-98 BAIE-COMEAU RW
187 ETHIER THOMAS 12-Oct-99 BLAINVILLE-BOISBRIAND LW
207 LYNCH ROBERT 16-Jun-98 DRUMMONDVILLE C

QMJHL North American Goaltenders

North American rank, name, birthdate, club, position

1 GRAVEL ALEXIS 21-Mar-00 HALIFAX G
2 RODRIGUE OLIVIER 06-Jul-00 DRUMMONDVILLE G
4 MANDOLESE KEVIN 22-Aug-00 CAPE BRETON G
10 HARVEY SAMUEL 04-Feb-98 ROUYN-NORANDA G
16 EMOND ZACHARY 20-Jun-00 ROUYN-NORANDA G
20 FITZPATRICK LUCAS 04-Jul-00 SHAWINIGAN G
21 MOODY DANIEL 01-Jan-00 DRUMMONDVILLE G
25 COTE-CAZENAVE TRISTAN 12-Oct-99 VICTORIAVILLE G

 

For more on the NHL Central Scouting Midterm Rankings, visit nhl.com.

 

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