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16 Minnesotans listed on NHL Central Scouting Rankings

04/16/2018, 10:45am CDT
By Let's Play Hockey

The 2018 NHL Entry Draft takes place June 22-23 in Dallas.

U.S. Under-18 Team defenseman K'Andre Miller. Photo: Nick Wosika

Sixteen Minnesota natives have been listed on NHL Central Scouting’s Final Rankings for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

The list includes five players who played high school hockey in Minnesota during the 2017-18 season, eight in the USHL (including two with the U.S. National Team Development Program), two in the WHL and one in the NCHC.

U.S. Under-18 Team defenseman K’Andre Miller (Hopkins) leads the Minnesotans on the list at No. 23 on the North American Skaters rankings, followed by Chicago (USHL) left wing Blake McLaughlin (Grand Rapids) at No. 24. A pair of high school forwards – Jack Perbix (Elk River) and Jack Jensen (Eden Prairie) are ranked 96th and 98th, respectively.

Muskegon (USHL) goalie Keegan Karki (St. Cloud) is No. 5 on the North American Goalies rankings, followed by Waterloo (USHL) netminder Jared Moe (New Prague) at No. 10.

The 2018 NHL Entry Draft takes place June 22-23 in Dallas.

North American Skaters
23 K'Andre miller D U.S. Under-18 Team (USHL) Hopkins Wisconsin
24 Blake McLaughlin LW Chicago (USHL) Grand Rapids Minnesota
96 Jack Perbix RW Elk River HS (MSHSL) Elk River Notre Dame
98 Jack Jensen C Eden Prairie HS (MSHSL) Eden Prairie Minnesota
102 Scott Perunovich D Minnesota Duluth (NCHC) Hibbing Minnesota Duluth
104 Gavin Hain C U.S. Under-18 Team (USHL) Grand Rapids North Dakota
126 Ben Copeland C Waterloo (USHL) Edina Colorado College
136 Demetrios Koumontzis LW Edina HS (MSHSL) Edina Arizona State
140 Isaac Johnson LW Tri-City (WHL) Andover
141 Jaxon Nelson C Sioux Falls (USHL) Magnolia Minnesota
152 Luke Loheit RW Minnetonka (MSHSL) Minnetonka Minnesota Duluth
202 Chase Hartje D Brandon (WHL) Bemidji
211 Colin Schmidt RW Wayzata HS (MSHSL) Maple Grove Minnesota
215 Cole Koepke D Sioux City (USHL) Hermantown Minnesota Duluth
North American Goalies
5 Keegan Karki G Muskegon (USHL) St. Cloud
10 Jared Moe G Waterloo (USHL) New Prague Minnesota

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