The NHL Central Scouting released today its final list of the season featuring some of the top prospects to watch ahead of the 2022 NHL Entry Draft.
In total, 36 QMJHL players have garnered the attention of scouting experts up to this point. From that group, forward Nathan Gaucher (Quebec) as well as defensemen Maveric Lamoureux (Drummondville) and Tristan Luneau (Gatineau) are projected as first-round selections.
Of the three QMJHL goaltenders whose names appear in the final rankings, Ivan Zhigalov (Sherbrooke) is ranked the highest as he finds himself second overall among North American keepers.
The list also includes seven prospects chosen at the CHL Import Draft who are currently playing in the Q. These Europeans are: Maxim Barbashev (Moncton), Daniil Bourash (Rouyn-Noranda), Niks Fenenko (Baie-Comeau), Jakub Hujer (Rouyn-Noranda), Vsevolod Komarov (Quebec), David Spacek (Sherbrooke) and Zhigalov.
With four of their players named by the NHL Central Scouting, the Gatineau Olympiques and Drummondville Voltigeurs lead all QMJHL franchises in terms of listed prospects.
It is to be noted that only prospects currently playing in North America are included in the following rankings.
Here are the QMJHL players on May’s list from the NHL CSS:
16th | GAUCHER, Nathan – QUEBEC – C
20th | LAMOUREUX, Maveric – DRUMMONDVILLE – D
24th | LUNEAU, Tristan – GATINEAU – D
33rd | WARREN, Noah – GATINEAU – D
55th | SPACEK, David – SHERBROOKE – D
60th | LANGLOIS, Jérémy – CAPE BRETON – D
68th | FURLONG, Jake – HALIFAX – D
73rd | DUMAIS, Jordan – HALIFAX – RW
90th | SAVOIE, Samuel – GATINEAU – LW
92nd | BOOTH, Angus – SHAWINIGAN – D
98th | BARBASHEV, Maxim – MONCTON – LW
100th | GAUDET, Marc-André – ACADIE-BATHURST – D
105th | BUTEAU, François-James – CAPE BRETON – D
113th | BRUNET, Frédéric – RIMOUSKI – D
116th | VIDICEK, Markus – HALIFAX – C
124th | FENENKO, Niks – BAIE-COMEAU – D
128th | LOSHING, Yoan – MONCTON – LW
133rd | NEWCOMBE, Jacob – CHICOUTIMI – C
140th | VERREAULT, Antonin – GATINEAU – LW
141st | GENDRON, Alexis – BLAINVILLE-BOISBRIAND – RW
143rd | BOURASH, Daniil – ROUYN-NORANDA – C
147th | TOURIGNY, Miguël – ACADIE-BATHURST – D
150th | HUJER, Jakub – ROUYN-NORANDA – C
154th | IASENZA, Francesco – MONCTON – D
155th | GILL, Dyllan – ROUYN-NORANDA – D
160th | ROY, Pier-Olivier – VICTORIAVILLE – D
170th | KOMAROV, Vsevolod – QUEBEC – D
182nd | BLAIS, Alex – CHICOUTIMI – C
195th | BÉLAND, Julien – RIMOUSKI – LW
198th | WOODWORTH, Luke – DRUMMONDVILLE – C
202nd | CÔTÉ, Justin – DRUMMONDVILLE – LW
204th | MATHIEU, Jacob – RIMOUSKI – C
213th | SCHMITT, Brayden – BLAINVILLE-BOISBRIAND – D
2nd | ZHIGALOV, Ivan – SHERBROOKE – G
13th | FILION, Vincent – MONCTON – G
32nd | MERCER, Riley – DRUMMONDVILLE – G
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