NHL Central Scouting has identified three AJHL Players on the preliminary players to watch list for the 2014 NHL Draft.
The lists, comprised of “A,” “B” and “C” players for the upcoming season, are sent to NHL team scouts for the purpose of tracking the top draft-eligible players entering the 2013-2014 season. All “A” skaters have been identified as potential first-round picks, while “B” players are considered second- or third-round candidates. The players on the “C” list are thought to be fourth-, fifth- or sixth-round possibilities.
The AJHL players listed today include:
- Tanner MacMaster, Camrose (C)
- Rhett Gardner, Okotoks (C)
- Brandon Hickey, Spruce Grove (D)
Eleven CJHL players were also identified, and include one goaltender, five defencemen and five forwards.
Central Scouting's preliminary rankings will be revealed in November. That list includes the top 25 prospects for each of the various leagues throughout North America and Europe.
The 2014 NHL Draft, which will be held June 27-28 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.