CALGARY, Alta. – The updated National Hockey League Central Scouting players to watch list for November has seen an increase among the those from the Canadian Junior Hockey League that were tabbed in the initial preliminary listings.
A total of 19 players from within the CJHL were among those on the complete November list which marks an increase of five from the 14 on the first rankings.
A trio of CJHL defencemen garnered “B” ratings as a potential second or third round draft choice for the 2017 NHL Draft in Chicago.
Alberta Junior Hockey League blueliners Cale Makar (Brooks Bandits) and Ian Mitchell (Spruce Grove Saints) were joined by Central Canada Hockey League rearguard Cameron Crotty (Brockville Braves) among the group in the “B” category. The other 16 CJHL players on the NHLCS November Watch List all garnered a “C” rating, which has them as potential fourth through sixth round draft selections.
The following is the list of players from the CJHL of the NHL Central Scouting Watch List for November:
|B||Cale Makar||D||Brooks Bandits||AJHL|
|B||Ian Mitchell||D||Sprice Grove Saints||AJHL|
|B||Cameron Crotty||D||Brockville Braves||CCHL|
|C||Jarrod Gourley||D||Sprice Grove Saints||AJHL|
|C||Alec Capstick||D||Langley Rivermen||BCHL|
|C||Griffin Mendel||D||Penticton Vees||BCHL|
|C||Kyle Betts||C||Powell River Kings||BCHL|
|C||Ty Taylor||G||Vernon Vipers||BCHL|
|C||Aidan Girduckis||D||Carleton Place Canadians||CCHL|
|C||Bobby Dow||RW||Kemptville 73's||CCHL|
|C||Matthew Barnaby||C||Pembroke Lumber Kings||CCHL|
|C||Matthieu Franche||D||Smiths Falls Bears||CCHL|
|C||Guillaume Beck||D||Les Cobras de Terrebonne||LHJAAAQ|
|C||Joey Berkopec||D||Burlington Eagles||OJHL|
|C||Josh Cammalleri||C/LW||Burlington Eagles||OJHL|
|C||Phillip Lagunov||C/RW||Burlington Eagles||OJHL|
|C||Nick Campoli||C||North York Rangers||OJHL|
|C||Matthew Kellenberger||D||Oakville Blades||OJHL|
|C||Bryce Misley||C||Oakville Blades||OJHL|