RED DEER - Alberta is once again very well-represented heading into the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, as NHL Central Scouting has released its final rankings for North American skaters.
A total of 15 Albertans make an appearance on the list, led by Lloydminster’s Ty Smith (Spokane Chiefs, WHL), who comes in at 14.
Defenders Jacob Bernard-Docker (Okotoks Oilers, AJHL) and Jonathan Tychonick (Penticton Vees, BCHL) also crack the top 50, sitting at 33 and 36, respectively.
The 2018 NHL Entry Draft is set for June 22-23 in Dallas, Texas.
The full list of Albertans appearing in the NHL Central Scouting midterm rankings can be found below:
North American Skaters
|Final Rank||Player||Position||Last Amateur Club||League|
|14||Ty Smith||Defence||Spokane Chiefs||WHL|
|33||Jacob Bernard-Docker||Defence||Okotoks Oilers||AJHL|
|36||Jonathan Tychonick||Defence||Penticton Vees||BCHL|
|80||Riley Sutter||Right Wing||Everett Silvertips||WHL|
|92||Chase Wouters||Centre||Saskatoon Blades||WHL|
|108||Sean Comrie||Defence||Spruce Grove Saints||AJHL|
|110||Eric Florchuk||Centre||Saskatoon Blades||WHL|
|121||Cole Reinhardt||Left Wing||Brandon Wheat Kings||WHL|
|163||Josh Paterson||Right Wing||Saskatoon Blades||WHL|
|174||Austin Wong||Centre||Okotoks Oilers||AJHL|
|178||Kody McDonald||Right Wing||Prince Albert Raiders||WHL|
|185||Dylan Plouffe||Defence||Vancouver Giants||WHL|
|188||Jacob Herauf||Defence||Red Deer Rebels||WHL|
|197||Josh Prokop||Centre||Vernon Vipers||BCHL|
|208||Ben Sanderson||Left Wing||Okotoks Oilers||AJHL|
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