Monday, January 14, 2008

Minnesota High School Players Have Strong Showing On NHL Central Scouting's Mid Term Report

Courtesy of the Minnesota Coaches Hockey Association - MCHA web site:

Of the thirty-four Minnesotan’s ranked in Central Scouting’s Mid-term report, twenty-three are current high school seniors and one completed his high school senior season prior to moving onto junior hockey.

Current seniors Jake Gardiner (Minnetonka) and Aaron Ness (Roseau) are the highest ranked Minnesotans. Eight current Minnesota high school players are listed before the first player who bypassed his senior year for the USHL is listed as a 115th projected pick.Top ranked Minnesotans are as follows:

22. Jake Gardiner (Minnetonka)
35. Aaron Ness (Roseau)
40. Danny Kristo (USNDP)
53. Nick Larson (St. Thomas Academy/USHL: Waterloo)
60. Justin Jokinen (Cloquet)
61. Corey Feinage (Eastview)
71. David Toews (Shattuck)
72. Derek Stepan (Shattuck)
74. David Carle (Shattuck)
105. Jake Youso (International Falls)
110. Drew Olson (Brainerd)
112. Tyler Barnes (Burnsville)

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