29 Invited to Scouting Combine

Players and recruits representing 18 programs headed to Toronto May 26-31.
St. Lawrence's Gavin Bayreuther ranked third nationally in scoring by a defenseman as a freshman in 2013-14.

U.S. college hockey's significant impact in the NHL Draft should continue in 2014, as 29 current or future college players are among the select group invited to participate in the NHL Scouting Combine May 26-31 in Toronto.

Players or recruits representing 18 programs are set to take part in the combine, which consists of team interviews, medical examinations and physical testing. A total of 119 players are expected to take part in the combine.

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More than 60 current or future NCAA players have been selected in each of the last 12 NHL Drafts, including 63 in 2013.

North Dakota has four recruits slated to take part in the combine, followed by Boston College with three representatives. Boston University, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska Omaha and New Hampshire each have a pair of recruits attending.

Boston College's Thatcher Demko - the top-ranked North American goaltender in NHL Central Scouting's final rankings - and St. Lawrence's Gavin Bayreuther are the two players invited who played college hockey in 2013-14. Most of the others listed below are expected to arrive on campus this fall.

NCAA Players or Recruits Invited to the NHL Scouting Combine

Bayreuther, Gavin* St. Lawrence
Bird, Tyler Brown
Collins, Ryan Minnesota
Demko, Thatcher* Boston College
Donato, Ryan Harvard
Dougherty, Jack Wisconsin
Eiserman, Shane New Hampshire
Foegele, Warren New Hampshire
Gendron, Miles Connecticut
Gersich, Shane North Dakota
Glover, Jack Minnesota
Hickey, Brandon Boston University
Iacopelli, Matheson Western Michigan
Jacobs, Josh Michigan State
Larkin, Dylan Michigan
MacLeod, Jonathan Boston University
Mantha, Ryan North Dakota
Milano, Sonny Boston College
Minney, Ed Michigan State
Perry, Chase Colorado College
Poganski, Austin North Dakota
Schmaltz, Nick North Dakota
Slattery, Mitch St. Cloud State
Snuggerud, Luc Nebraska Omaha
Spinner, Steven Nebraska Omaha
Starrett, Beau Cornell
Tuch, Alex Boston College
Walman, Jake Providence
Weyrick, Blake Uncommitted
* Freshman in 2013-14

 

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