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16 Minnesotans listed on NHL Central Scouting Rankings

01/21/2019, 10:30am CST
By Let's Play Hockey

The rankings include seven players who are playing high school hockey in Minnesota this season


Former Minnetonka HS forward Bobby Brink, now with USHL's Sioux City Musketeers, is ranked 29th on the NHL Central Scouting's North American Skaters list for the 2019 NHL Draft. Let’s Play Hockey photo by Mike Thill

Sixteen Minnesota natives have been listed on NHL Central Scouting’s Midterm Rankings for the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.

The list includes seven players who are playing high school hockey in Minnesota this season, six in the USHL (including one with the U.S. National Team Development Program), and one each in the Big Ten, NAHL and Shattuck-St. Mary’s.

Sioux City (USHL) right wing Bobby Brink (Excelsior) leads the Minnesotans on the list at No. 29 on the North American Skaters rankings, followed by U.S. Under-18 Team Team defenseman Drew Helleson (Farmington) at No. 33. A pair of high school players – Duluth East center Ryder Donovan and Shattuck-St. Mary’s defenseman Jackson  La Combe (Chaska) are ranked 46th and 47th, respectively.

Minnesota Magicians (NAHL) netminder Ethan Haider (Maple Grove) is the lone Minnesotan on the North American Goalies rankings at No. 16.

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
29 Bobby Brink RW Sioux City USHL Excelsior Denver
33 Drew Helleson D U.S. Under-18 Team USHL Farmington Boston College
46 Ryder Donovan C Duluth East HS MSHSL Duluth
47 Jackson LaCombe D Shattuck-St. Mary's Prep Chaska Minnesota
79 Ben Brinkman D Minnesota Big Ten Edina Minnesota
80 Aaron Huglen C Roseau HS MSHSL Roseau Minnesota
84 Mike Koster D Chaska HS MSHSL Chaska Minnesota
93 Grant Silianoff RW Cedar Rapids USHL Edina Notre Dame
98 Will Francis D Cedar Rapids USHL Shoreview Minnesota Duluth
100 Trevor Janicke C Central Illinois USHL Maple Grove Notre Dame
109 Ethan Frisch D Green Bay USHL Moorhead North Dakota
116 Garrett Pinoniemi C Holy Family Catholic HS MSHSL Delano Minnesota
117 Bryce Brodzinski RW Blaine HS MSHSL Ham Lake Minnesota
139 Rhett Pitlick LW Chaska HS MSHSL Chaska Minnesota
165 Jackson Jutting C Prior Lake HS MSHSL Prior Lake Colorado College

North American Goalie

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

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