More than 100 NCAA players and recruits – representing more than half of all Division I schools – are featured in the final rankings for the 2020 NHL Draft, released Wednesday by NHL Central Scouting.
A total of 106 current or future NCAA players are highlighted in the rankings, representing 35 schools. North Dakota commit Jake Sanderson (fourth among North American skaters) and Wisconsin freshman Dylan Holloway (12th) lead the NCAA contingent.
Harvard leads all schools with eight players or commits in the rankings, followed by North Dakota (six) and Wisconsin (five).
Five conferences and independent Arizona State are represented in the rankings.
A few more notes on the 106 players/recruits featured:
- Seven recently finished their freshman seasons, led by Holloway at No. 12
- 62 are forwards, 34 are defensemen and 10 are goaltenders
- Eight are not currently committed to a school but play in a North American NCAA-eligible junior league
- 51 play in the USHL, including 17 with USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program
- 94 were featured among North American skaters, making up 43% of that list
The 2020 NHL Draft has been postponed and will be held a date to be determined.