Gardner, Vermeulen and Berg Listed in NHL Central Scouting Final Rankings

NHL Central Scouting today released the Final Rankings for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.   Three AJHL Players were identified on the list, including Rhett Gardner (Okotoks Oilers) at #192, Adam Berg (Calgary Mustangs) at #200, and James Vermeulen (Whitecourt Wolverines) at #203.

Gardner was also identified in the Midterm Ranking in January 2015. 

Eleven CJHL players from four leagues were identified in the Final Rankings – view Full Rankings.

Spruce Grove Saints defenceman Brandon Hickey and Olds Grizzlys defenceman Nikolas Koberstein were drafted in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.  Hickey was selected in the 3rd Round (64th overall) by the Calgary Flames, and the Montreal Canadiens selected Koberstein in the 5th Round (125th overall).  A total of 83 players have been drafted directly out of the Alberta Junior Hockey League in its 51 year history.

The 2015 NHL Entry Draft will be the 53rd NHL Entry Draft. The draft will be held on June 26–27, 2015 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.