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Brady Tkachuk ranked seventh among NCAA freshmen with 31 points in 2017-18.

Nearly 60% of Division I programs have a player or recruit featured in NHL Central Scouting’s Final Rankings for the 2018 NHL Draft, released Monday.

A total of 107 current or future NCAA players are included in the rankings, representing 35 schools. That list of players marks an 18% increase from last year’s final ranking (91).

Two freshmen – Boston University’s Brady Tkachuk (St. Louis, Mo./U.S. NTDP) and Michigan’s Quinn Hughes (Orlando, Fla./U.S. NTDP) – lead the way at No. 2 and 6, respectively, in the rankings of North American skaters. Ten of the top 27 North American skaters are NCAA players or recruits.

Wisconsin leads all schools with seven commits in the rankings, followed closely by Boston University, Denver and Northeastern with six each. Boston College, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Providence and Yale all have five representatives ranked.

All six NCAA conferences and independent Arizona State are represented in the final rankings.

A few more notes on the 107 players/recruits featured:

  • Tkachuk and Hughes lead a group of 10 current college players featured
  • 91 are skaters, while 16 are goaltenders
  • Eight are not currently committed to a school but play in an NCAA-eligible junior league
  • 48 players are currently in the USHL, including 17 from USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program, while 22 are playing in the leagues that make up the CJHL

The 2018 NHL Draft will be held in Dallas, June 22-23. Last season 60 NCAA players or recruits were selected in the NHL Draft.

 

2018 NHL Central Scouting Final Rankings

 

RANKING NO. LAST NAME FIRST NAME BIRTHDATE CURRENT TEAM LEAGUE POS. S/C NCAA TEAM
NA 2 TKACHUK BRADY 16-Sep-99 BOSTON UNIVERSITY H. EAST LW L BOSTON UNIVERSITY
NA 6 HUGHES QUINTIN 14-Oct-99 MICHIGAN BIG TEN D L MICHIGAN
NA 7 WAHLSTROM OLIVER 13-Jun-00 USA HOCKEY NTDP NTDP RW R HARVARD
NA 12 FARABEE JOEL 25-Feb-00 USA HOCKEY NTDP NTDP LW L BOSTON UNIVERSITY
NA 17 WILDE BODE 24-Jan-00 USA HOCKEY NTDP NTDP D R MICHIGAN
NA 18 RANTA SAMPO 31-May-00 SIOUX CITY USHL LW L WISCONSIN
NA 21 SAMUELSSON MATTIAS 14-Mar-00 USA HOCKEY NTDP NTDP D L WESTERN MICHIGAN
NA 23 MILLER K’ANDRE 21-Jan-00 USA HOCKEY NTDP NTDP D L WISCONSIN
NA 24 MCLAUGHLIN BLAKE 14-Feb-00 CHICAGO USHL LW L MINNESOTA
NA 27 DRURY JACK 3-Feb-00 WATERLOO USHL C L HARVARD
NA 32 O’BRIEN JAY 4-Nov-99 THAYER ACADEMY HIGH-MA C R PROVIDENCE
NA 33 BERNARD-DOCKER JACOB 30-Jun-00 OKOTOKS AJHL D R NORTH DAKOTA
NA 35 MCBAIN JACK 6-Jan-00 TORONTO JC OJHL C L BOSTON COLLEGE
NA 36 TYCHONICK JONATHAN 3-Mar-00 PENTICTON BCHL D L NORTH DAKOTA
NA 38 WISE JAKE 28-Feb-00 USA HOCKEY NTDP NTDP C L BOSTON UNIVERSITY
NA 39 MADDEN TYLER 9-Nov-99 TRI-CITY USHL C R NORTHEASTERN
NA 40 DEMIN STANISLAV 4-Apr-00 WENATCHEE BCHL D L DENVER
NA 42 EMBERSON TY 23-May-00 USA HOCKEY NTDP NTDP D R WISCONSIN
NA 44 HARRIS JORDAN 7-Jul-00 KIMBALL UNION HIGH-NH D L NORTHEASTERN
NA 46 GRUDEN JONATHAN 4-May-00 USA HOCKEY NTDP NTDP C L MIAMI
NA 47 GILES PATRICK 3-Jan-00 USA HOCKEY NTDP NTDP RW R BOSTON COLLEGE
NA 48 KONDELIK JACHYM 21-Dec-99 MUSKEGON USHL C L CONNECTICUT
NA 55 PEKAR MATEJ 10-Feb-00 MUSKEGON USHL C L OMAHA
NA 58 O’REILLY RYAN 21-Mar-00 MADISON USHL RW R DENVER
NA 60 HALL CURTIS 26-Apr-00 YOUNGSTOWN USHL C R YALE
NA 66 HUTSKO LOGAN 11-Feb-99 BOSTON COLLEGE H. EAST RW R BOSTON COLLEGE
NA 75 KESSELRING MICHAEL 13-Jan-00 NEW HAMPTON SCHOOL HIGH-NH D R MERRIMACK
NA 77 SAMUELSSON ADAM 21-Jun-00 USA HOCKEY NTDP NTDP D L BOSTON COLLEGE
NA 86 STEEVES ALEXANDER 10-Dec-99 DUBUQUE USHL C L NOTRE DAME
NA 87 GORNIAK JACK 15-Sep-99 WEST SALEM HIGH-WI LW L WISCONSIN
NA 90 WEISS TYLER 3-Jan-00 USA HOCKEY NTDP NTDP LW L BOSTON UNIVERSITY
NA 93 STASTNEY SPENCER 4-Jan-00 USA HOCKEY NTDP NTDP D L NOTRE DAME
NA 94 BARTON SETH 18-Aug-99 TRAIL BCHL D R UMASS LOWELL
NA 96 PERBIX JACKSON 13-Sep-00 ELK RIVER HIGH-MN RW R NOTRE DAME
NA 98 JENSEN JACK 8-Aug-00 EDEN PRAIRIE HIGH-MN C L MINNESOTA
NA 102 PERUNOVICH SCOTT 18-Aug-98 MINNESOTA DULUTH NCHC D L MINNESOTA DULUTH
NA 104 HAIN GAVIN 3-Apr-00 USA HOCKEY NTDP NTDP C L NORTH DAKOTA
NA 105 PIVONKA JACOB 28-Feb-00 USA HOCKEY NTDP NTDP C L NOTRE DAME
NA 108 COMRIE SEAN 30-Jan-00 SPRUCE GROVE AJHL D R DENVER
NA 112 COTTER PAUL 16-Nov-99 LINCOLN USHL C L WESTERN MICHIGAN
NA 113 HUGHES RILEY 27-Jun-00 ST. SEBASTIANS SCHOOL HIGH-MA RW R NORTHEASTERN
NA 119 ST. IVANY JOHN 22-Jul-99 SIOUX FALLS USHL D R YALE
NA 120 PETTERSEN MATHIAS EMILIO 3-Apr-00 MUSKEGON USHL C L DENVER
NA 125 BUDY BRENDAN 6-Jun-00 LANGLEY BCHL LW L DENVER
NA 126 COPELAND BEN 27-Apr-99 WATERLOO USHL C R COLORADO COLLEGE
NA 127 KHODORENKO PATRICK 13-Oct-98 MICHIGAN STATE BIG TEN C L MICHIGAN STATE
NA 131 POSPISIL MARTIN 19-Nov-99 SIOUX CITY USHL C L ST. LAWRENCE
NA 135 CROOKSHANK ANGUS 2-Oct-99 LANGLEY BCHL LW L NEW HAMPSHIRE
NA 136 KOUMONTZIS DEMETRIOS 24-Mar-00 EDINA HIGH-MN LW L ARIZONA STATE
NA 138 FELTON CHRISTIAN 4-Feb-00 KIMBALL UNION HIGH-NH D R UNCOMMITTED
NA 141 NELSON JAXON 30-Mar-00 SIOUX FALLS USHL C R MINNESOTA
NA 144 DILIBERATORE PETER 31-Mar-00 SALISBURY HIGH-CT D L QUINNIPIAC
NA 145 CALLAHAN MICHAEL 23-Sep-99 YOUNGSTOWN USHL D L PROVIDENCE
NA 149 KRYGIER COLE 5-May-00 LINCOLN USHL D L WISCONSIN
NA 152 LOHEIT LUKE 26-Jul-00 MINNETONKA HIGH-MN RW R MINNESOTA DULUTH
NA 154 RANDL JACK 7-May-00 OMAHA USHL LW L MICHIGAN
NA 164 MCFAUL DUSTYN 4-Aug-00 PICKERING OJHL D L CLARKSON
NA 165 MANDERVILLE ETHAN 1-Jul-00 OTTAWA CCHL C R UNCOMMITTED
NA 166 DEBOER JACK 17-Aug-00 USA HOCKEY NTDP NTDP C R BOSTON UNIVERSITY
NA 173 SNELL MASON 18-Jun-00 WELLINGTON OJHL D L PENN STATE
NA 174 WONG AUSTIN 26-Aug-00 OKOTOKS AJHL C R HARVARD
NA 175 KELLENBERGER MATTHEW 11-Jan-99 OAKVILLE OJHL D R PRINCETON
NA 176 CARLILE DECLAN 18-May-00 WELLINGTON OJHL D L MERRIMACK
NA 177 STAPLEY BRETT 23-Feb-99 VERNON BCHL C R DENVER
NA 179 HAKKARAINEN MIKAEL 26-Jan-98 MUSKEGON USHL C L PROVIDENCE
NA 187 DEL GAIZO MARC 11-Oct-99 MUSKEGON USHL D L MASSACHUSETTS
NA 189 BOUDREAU CAMERON 27-Nov-99 JUNIOR BRUINS USPHL – NCDC D L QUINNIPIAC
NA 192 LILLIBRIDGE GRAHAM 29-Jan-99 CHICAGO USHL D L YALE
NA 193 SHEA NEIL 29-Jul-99 LAWRENCE ACADEMY HIGH-MA LW L NORTHEASTERN
NA 194 SLAGGERT GRAHAM 6-Apr-99 CEDAR RAPIDS USHL C L NOTRE DAME
NA 195 MIDDENDORF ERIK 11-Jul-00 USA HOCKEY NTDP NTDP LW L COLORADO COLLEGE
NA 196 WRIGHT CAMERON 11-Aug-98 BOWLING GREEN WCHA RW R BOWLING GREEN
NA 197 PROKOP JOSH 30-Jan-00 VERNON BCHL C L OHIO STATE
NA 198 WEATHERBY JASPER 22-Jan-98 WENATCHEE BCHL C/LW L NORTH DAKOTA
NA 199 LEWANDOWSKI MITCHELL 17-Apr-98 MICHIGAN STATE BIG TEN LW L MICHIGAN STATE
NA 203 CHAFFEE MITCHELL 26-Jan-98 MASSACHUSETTS H. EAST RW R MASSACHUSETTS
NA 204 SOLOW ZACHARY 6-Nov-98 NORTHEASTERN H. EAST RW R NORTHEASTERN
NA 205 SCHMIDT-SVEJSTRUP JACOB 14-Jan-98 FARGO USHL RW R MAINE
NA 206 BOUQUOT JACQUES 10-Feb-00 SALISBURY HIGH-CT LW L BOSTON COLLEGE
NA 207 CROZIER MAXWELL 19-Apr-00 NANAIMO BCHL D R PROVIDENCE
NA 208 SANDERSON BEN 5-Jul-00 OKOTOKS AJHL LW L COLORADO COLLEGE
NA 209 MCDONOUGH AIDAN 6-Nov-99 THAYER ACADEMY HIGH-MA LW L NORTHEASTERN
NA 210 PERESUNKO ALEXANDR 8-Feb-00 JUNIOR BRUINS USPHL – NCDC RW R UNCOMMITTED
NA 211 SCHMIDT COLIN 6-Jan-00 WAYZATA HIGH-MN RW R MINNESOTA
NA 212 MORTON SAMUEL 28-Jul-99 WENATCHEE BCHL C L UNION
NA 213 WOODING TEDDY 30-Dec-99 RIVERS ACADEMY HIGH-MA C R YALE
NA 214 NOVAK JAKOV 22-Oct-98 JANESVILLE NAHL LW L BENTLEY
NA 215 KOEPKE COLE 17-May-98 SIOUX CITY USHL LW L MINNESOTA DULUTH
NA 216 KRYGIER CHRISTIAN 5-May-00 LINCOLN USHL D L WISCONSIN
NA 217 DEDOV GEORGY 1-Oct-99 SYRACUSE STARS USPHL – NCDC D L UNCOMMITTED
NA LV STEVENS RYAN 4-Mar-00 NOBLE & GREENOUGH HIGH-MA LW L YALE
NA-G 4 THIESSEN MATTHEW 9-Jun-00 STEINBACH MJHL G L MAINE
NA-G 5 KARKI KEEGAN 25-Feb-00 MUSKEGON USHL G L UNCOMMITTED
NA-G 9 DURNY ROMAN 28-May-98 DES MOINES USHL G R UNCOMMITTED
NA-G 10 MOE JARED 22-Jul-99 WATERLOO USHL G R MINNESOTA
NA-G 12 HRENAK DAVID 5-May-98 ST. CLOUD STATE NCHC G L ST. CLOUD STATE
NA-G 14 PROSVETOV IVAN 5-Mar-99 YOUNGSTOWN USHL G L UNCOMMITTED
NA-G 16 GIBSON MITCHELL 25-Jun-99 LONE STAR NAHL G L HARVARD
NA-G 19 OUTEN TYRIQ 16-Aug-00 SOUTH SHORE KINGS USPHL – NCDC G L UNCOMMITTED
NA-G 20 OVECKA JURAJ 1-May-99 SPRINGFIELD NAHL G L UNCOMMITTED
NA-G 21 KUCHARSKI JACOB 25-Sep-99 DES MOINES USHL G L PROVIDENCE
NA-G 23 PURPURA VINCENT 29-Oct-98 OMAHA USHL G R BOSTON UNIVERSITY
NA-G 25 TAYLOR TY 5-Jul-99 VERNON BCHL G L NEW HAMPSHIRE
NA-G 26 LEBEDEFF DANIEL 23-May-99 JANESVILLE NAHL G L WISCONSIN
NA-G 27 KRAWS BENJAMIN 2-Aug-00 SIOUX CITY USHL G L MIAMI
NA-G 30 DERIDDER DREW 1-May-00 USA HOCKEY NTDP NTDP G L MICHIGAN STATE
ITL-G 13 LINDBERG FILIP 31-Jan-99 TUTO JR. FINLAND-JR. G L MASSACHUSETTS

NA – North American Skaters
NA-G – North American Goaltenders
ITL-G – International Goaltenders
LV – Limited Viewing