Thirty-four schools – more than half of the 60 in Division I – have a player or recruit ranked in NHL Central Scouting’s midterm rankings for the 2020 NHL Draft, released Monday.
A total of 112 current or future NCAA players are featured in the rankings, led by Wisconsin freshman Dylan Holloway (Bragg Creek, Alta./Okotoks-AJHL) at No. 10 among North American skaters. Holloway is one of 11 NCAA freshmen included in the rankings.
Harvard (eight representatives), Wisconsin (seven) and North Dakota (six) have the most players or recruits in the rankings.
A few more notes on the 112 NCAA players/recruits on the list:
- The 112 NCAA representatives listed are just one fewer than last year and the second-highest total in the last eight years of midterm rankings.
- The majority (98) are on the North American skaters list. Twelve North American goaltenders and two International skaters are also included.
- NCAA players/recruits account for 45% of all North American skaters listed and 39% of North American goaltenders.
- Eleven players are not currently committed to a school but are playing in an NCAA-eligible junior league in North America.
The 2020 NHL Draft will be held in Montreal on June 26-27. The 2019 NHL Draft saw 71 NCAA players selected, the most in 12 years.