RED DEER - NHL Central Scouting has released its final rankings ahead of the 2019 NHL draft, with 20 Albertans on the list.
Six Albertans landed in the top 30 of the North American Skater rankings: Kirby Dach, Bowen Byram, Peyton Krebs, Brayden Tracey, Brett Leason and Matthew Robertson.
Byram moved up two spots to become the highest ranked Albertan, while Tracey’s outstanding rookie season in the WHL, which landed him the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Year nod, saw him jump up 52 spots in the rankings.
Taylor Gauthier, Carter Gylander and Matthew Davis were both listed among the top North American goaltenders.
The full list of Albertans appearing in the NHL Central Scouting midterm rankings can be found below:
|Final Rank||Player||Position||Last Amateur Club||League|
|7||Taylor Gauthier||Goalie||Prince George||WHL|
|10||Carter Gylander||Goalie||Sherwood Park||AJHL|
|24||Matthew Davis||Goalie||Spruce Grove||AJHL|
|21||Brayden Tracey||Forward||Moose Jaw||WHL|
|25||Brett Leason||Forward||Prince Albert||WHL|
|85||Maxwell Crozier||Defence||Sioux Falls||USHL|
|197||Kirby Proctor||Defence||Des Moines||USHL|
|201||Zachary Okabe||Forward||Grande Prairie||AJHL|
|Limited Viewing||Dillon Hamaliuk||Forward||Seattle||WHL|
Home Ice Feature stories focus on interesting stories about the individuals and groups who make a difference within the hockey community in Alberta. If you have a suggestion for a Home Ice Feature story, email email@example.com.