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22 Minnesotans listed on final NHL Central Scouting Rankings

04/15/2019, 11:00am CDT
By Let's Play Hockey

The rankings include 11 players who played high school hockey in Minnesota this past season


Chaska defenseman Mike Koster, the 2019 Reed Larson Award winner, is ranked 69th on the NHL Central Scouting's North American Skaters list for the 2019 NHL Draft.

Twenty-two Minnesota natives have been listed on NHL Central Scouting’s Final Rankings for the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.

The list includes 11 players who played high school hockey in Minnesota during the 2018-19 season, six in the USHL (including one with the U.S. National Team Development Program), two in the NAHL, and one each in the Big Ten, NCHC and Shattuck-St. Mary’s.

Sioux City Musketeers (USHL) forward Bobby Brink (Excelsior) leads the Minnesotans on the list at No. 19 on the North American Skaters rankings, followed by Shattuck defenseman Jackson LaCombe (Chaska) at No. 36. Reed Larson Award winner Mike Koster (Chaska) and Mr. Hockey winner Bryce Brodzinski (Blaine) are ranked 69th and 89th, respectively.

Minnesota Magicians (NAHL) goalie Ethan Haider (Maple Grove) is No. 11 on the North American Goalies rankings.

The 2019 NHL Entry Draft takes place June 21-22 in Vancouver.

North American Skaters

RANK PLAYER POSITION 2018-19 TEAM 2018-19 LEAGUE HOMETOWN COLLEGE
19 Bobby Brink RW Sioux City USHL Excelsior Denver
36 Jackson LaCombe D Shattuck-St. Mary’s Prep Chaska Minnesota
46 Drew Helleson D U.S. Under-18 Team USHL Farmington Boston College
60 Grant Silianoff RW Cedar Rapids USHL Edina Notre Dame
69 Mike Koster D Chaska HS MSHSL Chaska Minnesota
75 Will Francis D Cedar Rapids USHL Shorewview Minnesota Duluth
89 Bryce Brodzinski RW Blaine HS MSHSL Ham Lake Minnesota
90 Aaron Huglen C Roseau HS MSHSL Roseau Minnesota
97 Ryder Donovan C Duluth East HS MSHSL Duluth Wisconsin
98 Rhett PItlick LW Chaska HS MSHSL Chaska Minnesota
106 Garrett Pinoniemi C Holy Family Catholic HS MSHSL Delano Minnesota
115 Ben Brinkman D Minnesota Big Ten Edina Minnesota
119 Trevor Janicke C Central Illinois USHL Maple Grove Notre Dame
147 Josh Luedtke D Minnetonka HS MSHSL Minnetonka Denver
176 Nate Warner LW St. Cloud Cathedral HS MSHSL Sartell Minnesota
178 Spencer Meier D St. Cloud State NCHC Sartell St. Cloud State
180 Jackson Jutting C Prior Lake HS MSHSL Prior Lake Colorado College
195 Jack Jensen C Eden Prairie HS MSHSL Eden Prairie Minnesota
196 Kaden Bohlsen C Fargo USHL Willmar Minnesota
203 Mike Vorlicky D Edina HS MSHSL Edina Wisconsin
205 Jonathan Sorenson C Fairbanks NAHL St. Louis Park Minnesota

North American Goalies

RANK PLAYER POSITION 2018-19 TEAM 2018-19 LEAGUE HOMETOWN COLLEGE
11 Ethan Haider G MN Magicians NAHL Maple Grove Clarkson

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