Collegians Prep for NHL Draft

Michigan's Phil Di Giuseppe is the top ranked player who was in college this season.

More than 60 current or future college hockey players figure to be selected during the 2012 NHL Draft this Friday and Saturday at Pittsburgh's CONSOL Energy Center. The NHL Central Scouting rankings for 2012 feature 88 players currently in college or committed to a school and another seven who have yet to choose a college.

At least 60 college players have been selected each year since the seven-round draft was introduced in 2005.

Fans can watch the draft starting at 7 p.m. ET on Friday (NBC Sports Network/TSN) and 10 a.m. ET on Saturday (NHL Network).

Wide Representation

Last year, 27 of the 30 NHL teams took at least one college player in the draft. Twenty-four colleges were represented among the selections, with three players yet to decide on a school.

Most draft experts expect five or six players with college ties to be taken in Friday night's first round.

Michigan could be featured prominently on Friday night. Phil Di Giuseppe, a current Wolverine, could be taken in the first round along with incoming freshmen Jacob Trouba and Crisoval "Boo" Nieves. Other first-round candidates include Zemgus Girgensons (Vermont), Brady Skjei (Minnesota), Nick Kerdiles (Wisconsin), Mark Matheson (Boston College) and Mark Jankowski (Providence).

Sortable List of Central Scouting's Ranked Players

Ranking First Name Last Name Current Team College Starting Year
30 Michael Matheson Dubuque (USHL) Boston College 2012-13
69 Chris Calnan Nobles (NEDI) Boston College 2013-14
88 Frank Vatrano USA Under 18 (NTDP) Boston College 2012-13
101 Adam Gilmour Nobles (NEDI) Boston College 2013-14
184 Travis Jeke Northwood HS (NY-HS) Boston College 2012-13
36 Samuel Kurker St. John's Prep (MA-HS) Boston University 2012-13
50 Robert Baillargeon Indiana (USHL) Boston University 2013-14
76 Danny O'Regan St. Sebastian's (NEDI) Boston University 2012-13
99 Doyle Somerby Kimball Union Academy (NEDI) Boston University 2013-14
143 Brendan Collier Malden Catholic HS (MA-HS) Boston University 2013-14
145 Kevin Duane Brunswick (NEDI) Boston University 2013-14
150 Matthew Lane USA Under 18 (NTDP) Boston University 2012-13
177 Matthew Grzelyck USA Under 18 (NTDP) Boston University 2013-14
78 Kevin Roy Lincoln (USHL) Brown University 2012-13
172 Tyler Wood Nobles (NEDI) Brown University 2013-14
210 Zach Pryzbek Salisbury (NEDI) Brown University 2013-14
175 James deHaas Toronto Lakeshore (OJHL) Clarkson University 2013-14
91 Samuel Fejes Shattuck St. Mary's HS Prep (MN-HS) Colorado College 2013-14
90 Reece Willcox Merritt (BCHL) Cornell University 2012-13
166 Alex Rauter Choate-Rosemary (NEDI) Cornell University 2013-14
127 Nicholas Bligh South Shore Kings (EJHL) Dartmouth College 2012-13
191 Grant Opperman Breck HS (MN-HS) Dartmouth College 2012-13
54 Brian Hart Exeter Academy Phillips HS (NEDI) Harvard University 2012-13
77 Jimmy Vesey South Shore Kings (EJHL) Harvard University 2012-13
79 Devin Tringale Lawerence (NEDI) Harvard University 2013-14
142 Wade Murphy Victoria (BCHL) Merrimack College 2013-14
86 Riley Barber USA Under 18 (NTDP) Miami University 2012-13
51 Matthew Deblouw Muskegon (USHL) Michigan State University 2012-13
106 John Draeger Shattuck St. Mary's HS Prep (MN-HS) Michigan State University 2012-13
138 Mackenzie Maceachern Brother Rice HS (MI-HS) Michigan State University 2013-14
167 Rhett Holland Okotoks (AJHL) Michigan State University 2012-13
74 Jujhar Khaira Prince George (BCHL) Michigan Tech University 2012-13
116 Teddy Blueger Shattuck St. Mary's HS Prep (MN-HS) Minnesota State University 2012-13
207 Eli May Eagan (MN-HS) Minnesota State University 2013-14
180 Christian Weidauer Carleton Place (CCHL) Niagara University 2013-14
132 John Stevens Salisbury (NEDI) Northeastern University 2013-14
134 Cameron Darcy USA Under 18 (NTDP) Northeastern University 2012-13
53 Zachary Stephan Shattuck St. Mary's HS Prep (MN-HS) Ohio State University 2013-14
170 Clifford Watson Sioux City (USHL) Ohio State University 2012-13
43 Mark Jankowski Stanstead College (QueSch) Providence College 2012-13 or '13-14
98 Paul Dejersey Prince George (BCHL) Providence College 2012-13
159 Peter Quenneville Sherwood Park (AJHL) Quinnipiac University 2013-14
186 Gavin Bayreuther Holderness HS (NEDI) St. Lawrence University 2014-15
208 Tim Boyle Nobles (NEDI) Union College 2012-13
80 Quentin Shore USA Under 18 (NTDP) University of Denver 2012-13
84 Dakota Mermis Green Bay (USHL) University of Denver 2012-13
58 Devin Shore Whitby (OJHL) University of Maine 2012-13
130 Will Merchant Eagan (MN-HS) University of Maine 2012-13
200 Ben Hutton Nepean (CCHL) University of Maine 2012-13
206 Sam Wolfe Eagan (MN-HS) University of Maine 2013-14
9 Jacob Trouba USA Under 18 (NTDP) University of Michigan 2012-13
27 Cristoval Nieves Kent School (NEDI) University of Michigan 2012-13
124 Connor Carrick USA Under 18 (NTDP) University of Michigan 2012-13
168 Alex Kile Green Bay (USHL) University of Michigan 2013-14
19 Brady Skjei USA Under 18 (NTDP) University of Minnesota 2012-13
147 Jake Bischoff Grand Rapids HS (MN-HS) University of Minnesota 2014-15
173 Justin Kloos Lakeville South HS (MN-HS) University of Minnesota 2012-13
188 Louis Nanne Edina HS (MN-HS) University of Minnesota 2013-14
82 Adam Johnson Hibbing HS/Chisholm HS (MN-HS) University of Minnesota-Duluth 2013-14
112 Austin Farley Fargo (USHL) University of Minnesota-Duluth 2012-13
133 Alex Iafallo Fargo (USHL) University of Minnesota-Duluth 2013-14
149 Dominic Toninato Duluth East (MN-HS) University of Minnesota-Duluth 2013-14
68 Brian Cooper Fargo (USHL) University of Nebraska-Omaha 2012-13
105 Jacob Montgomery Shattuck St. Mary's HS Prep (MN-HS) University of Nebraska-Omaha 2012-13
34 Jordan Schmaltz Green Bay (USHL) University of North Dakota 2012-13
185 Drake Caggiula Stouffville (OJHL) University of North Dakota 2012-13
81 Thomas DiPauli USA Under 18 (NTDP) University of Notre Dame 2013-14
115 Vincent Hinostroza Waterloo (USHL) University of Notre Dame 2012-13
144 Justin Wade Fargo (USHL) University of Notre Dame 2013-14
18 Zemgus Girgensons Dubuque (USHL) University of Vermont 2012-13
29 Nicolas Kerdiles USA Under 18 (NTDP) University of Wisconsin 2012-13
126 Morgan Zulinick Salmon Arm (BCHL) University of Wisconsin 2012-13
187 Grant Besse Benilde-St. Margaret's HS (MN-HS) University of Wisconsin 2014-15
108 Matthew Beattie Exeter Academy Phillips HS (NEDI) Yale University 2012-13
22 Phil Di Giuseppe University of Michigan (CCHA)    
47 Jake McCabe University of Wisconsin (WCHA)    
94 Austin Wuthrich University of Notre Dame    
148 Shayne Gostisbehere Union College (ECAC)    
4 (G) Anthony Stolarz Corpus Christi (NAHL) University of Nebraska-Omaha 2012-13
6 (G) Jon Gillies Indiana (USHL) Providence College 2012-13
10 (G) Matt Tomkins Sherwood Park (AJHL) Ohio State University 2013-14
21 (G) Collin Olson USA Under 18 (NTDP) Ohio State University 2012-13
23 (G) Alex Lyon Omaha (USHL) Yale University 2013-14
25 (G) Matthew Morris Dubuque (USHL) University of Maine 2012-13
26 (G) Jamie Phillips Powell River (BCHL) Michigan Tech University 2012-13
28 (G) Sean Maguire Powell River (BCHL) Boston University 2012-13
30 (G) Charlie Lindgren Sioux Falls (USHL) St. Cloud State 2013-14
34 (G) Stephon Williams Sioux Falls (USHL) Minnesota State University 2012-13


Undecided NCAA Eligible Players
103 Alexander Gonye Deerfield Academy    
165 Alex Kerfoot Coquitlam (BCHL)    
176 Matthew Benning Spruce Grove (AJHL)    
198 Mackenzie Weegar Nepean (CCHL)    
203 Jay Dickman St. Paul Johnson HS (HS-MN)    
31 (G) Joseph Young Boston Advantage (AAA)    
33 (G) Dawson Springings The Gunnery (HS-MA)    

(G) - Goaltender Rankings

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