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35 QMJHLers on NHL Central Scouting Midterm Players to Watch List

Photo | Dan Culberson

The National Hockey League Central Scouting’s midterm list has been released and it contains players to watch ahead of the 2020 NHL Draft, held in Montreal, QC at the end of next June.

In total, 35 QMJHL players garnered the attention of the scouting experts, including 30 skaters and five goaltenders whose names appear on the North American lists. Among the group, eight players are projected as first round selections, including potential first overall pick, Alexis Lafrenière.

Among the QMJHLers on the list are 10 defencemen, 20 forwards and the aforementioned five netminders. The list also features 10 European-born players currently suiting up in the Q.

A total of 16 out of the 18 QMJHL franchises have at least one of their players ranked. The Cape Breton Eagles and Saint John Sea Dogs lead the way with four representatives apiece, while the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada, Chicoutimi Saguenéens, Drummondville Voltigeurs, Quebec Remparts and Shawinigan Cataractes have three players each.

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Here are the QMJHL skaters on the midterm NHL CSS list:

1 LAFRENIÈRE Alexis RIMOUSKI LW
6 MERCER Dawson CHICOUTIMI C
13 LAPIERRE Hendrix CHICOUTIMI C
15 BARRON Justin HALIFAX D
16 POIRIER Jérémie SAINT JOHN D
24 BOURQUE Mavrik SHAWINIGAN C
27 CORMIER Lukas CHARLOTTETOWN D
29 PONOMAREV Vasiliy SHAWINIGAN C
42 FRANCIS Ryan CAPE BRETON RW
51 NICKL Thimo DRUMMONDVILLE D
62 PEETERS Senna HALIFAX RW
64 ROCHETTE Théo QUEBEC C
93 RASKA Adam RIMOUSKI RW
94 SOKOLOV Egor CAPE BRETON LW
99 DUFOUR William DRUMMONDVILLE RW
106 PÉPIN Marc-Antoine SHAWINIGAN D
108 VILLENEUVE William SAINT JOHN D
109 CREVIER Louis CHICOUTIMI D
115 CORMIER Cole QUEBEC C
141 DESNOYERS Elliot MONCTON LW
144 IVAN Ivan CAPE BRETON C
147 ANSONS Raivis BAIE-COMEAU RW
148 LIKHACHEV Yaroslav BLAINVILLE-BOISBRIAND LW
152 GUAY Patrick SHERBROOKE C
160 BYKOV Maxim BLAINVILLE-BOISBRIAND LW
169 DESROCHES Charlie SAINT JOHN D
188 BURNS Brady SAINT JOHN C
190 SAVOIE Nicolas QUEBEC D
192 BIAKABUTUKA Jérémie VAL-D’OR D
211 SIMONEAU Xavier DRUMMONDVILLE C

 

Here are the QMJHL goaltenders on the midterm NHL CSS list:

3 HLAVAJ Samuel SHERBROOKE G
12 IACOBO Fabio VICTORIAVILLE G
15 GRIMARD William CAPE BRETON G
24 POIRIER Rémi GATINEAU G
25 OLIVIER Adam BLAINVILLE-BOISBRIAND G

 

Click here to see the NHL’s full lists.

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