The NHL’s Central Scouting Bureau released its final rankings for the 2013 NHL draft and three UND recruits are on the list.
Forward Adam Tambellini is the highest-rated player at No. 42. Defenseman Keaton Thompson of Devils Lake checks in at No. 53. Forward Luke Johnson of Grand Forks is at No. 96.
Also of note, uncommitted defenseman Gage Ausmus of East Grand Forks is at No. 148. Another uncommitted player who is being pursued by a lot of schools in the area, Grand Rapids forward Avery Peterson, is at No. 77.
The top-rated college player is Boston College defenseman recruit Ian McCoshen at No. 24.
A full, sortable list was put together by Nate Ewell at College Hockey Inc. Check it out here.
NCHC players in the final draft rankings
35. Michael McCarron, F, Western Michigan recruit
42. Adam Tambellini, F, North Dakota recruit
51. Gustav Olofsson, D, Colorado College recruit
53. Keaton Thompson, D, North Dakota recruit
64. Teemu Kivihalme, D, Colorado College recruit
67. David Pope, F, Nebraska Omaha recruit
80. Jake Guentzel, F, Nebraska Omaha recruit
81. Blake Heinrich, D, Duluth recruit
87. Will Butcher, D, Denver recruit
96. Luke Johnson, F, North Dakota recruit
108. Aidan Muir, F, Western Michigan recruit
129. Carson Soucy, D, Duluth recruit
132. Jonny Brodzinski, F, St. Cloud State
141. Neal Pionk, D, Duluth recruit
143. Alex Iafallo, F, Duluth recruit
176. Adam Johnson, F, Duluth recruit
178. Willie Raskob, D, Duluth recruit
191. Anthony Louis, F, Miami recruit
192. Trevor Moore, F, Denver recruit
202. Kiefer Sherwood, F, Miami recruit
204. Paul Stoykewych, D, Western Michigan recruit
Also, SCSU goalie recruit Charlie Lindgren is ranked at No. 19 among netminders.