July 22, 2005
Central Scouting Releases Final Rankings

With the official announcement of next weekend's NHL Draft, the NHL's Central Scouting Service has released its final rankings of the top eligible players. The rankings list North American and European players separately, as well as separating goalies from skaters (forwards and defensemen).

Jack Johnson, a defenseman headed to Michigan next season, heads all college or college-bound players on the list at fourth among North American skaters, up one spot from the Mid-Term Rankings. Jack Skille, a forward headed to Wisconsin who played with Johnson at the USA Hockey National Team Development Program, checks in at No. 11.

Boston College forward Dan Bertram is the top-rated returning college player at No. 36 among North American skaters, edging out Cornell's Sasha Pokulok (No. 39), who dropped nine spots since the Mid-Term Rankings.

The North American lists rank 250 skaters and 30 goalies, all playing in the U.S. and Canada. In addition to college players the list features draft-eligible major junior players, as well as a number of college-bound high school, prep and junior players.

North American Skaters (College and College-Bound Players Only)
Rank Player Pos. School
4. Jack Johnson* D Michigan
11. Jack Skille* F Wisconsin
13. Ryan Stoa* F Minnesota
15. Brian Lee* D North Dakota
25. Justin Abdelkader* F Michigan State
31. Matt Niskanen* D Minnesota Duluth
32. Joe Finley* D North Dakota
36. Dan Bertram F Boston College
39. Sasha Pokulok D Cornell
43. T.J. Oshie* F North Dakota
45. Taylor Chorney* D North Dakota
48. Tim Kunes* D Boston College
55. Keith Yandle* D Maine
56. Jason Bailey* F Michigan
57. Chris Butler* D Denver
58. Nate Hagemo D Minnesota
59. Chris VandeVelde* F North Dakota
60. Robby Dee* F Maine
63. Andrew Cogliano* F Michigan
65. Michael Gergen* F Minnesota Duluth
66. Christian Hanson* F Notre Dame
74. Paul Stastny F Denver
78. T.J. Hensick F Michigan
79. Benn Ferriero* F Boston College
80. Andrew Thomas D Denver
82. Jon Rheault F Providence
83. Philippe Paquet* D Clarkson
87. Nathan Davis F Miami
88. Jonathan Sigalet D Bowling Green
89. Phil Axtell* F Michigan Tech
93. Tom Fritsche F Ohio State
97. Tom Gorowsky* F Wisconsin
99. Zach MacVoy* F Michigan
100. Steve Birnstill D Northeastern
107. Matt Connors* F Cornell
108. Colin Greening* F Cornell
109. Nick Kemp* F Minnesota Duluth
110. Jason Lawrence* F Boston University
111. Kyle Kucharski* F Boston College
114. Justin Mercier* F Miami
117. Shea Guthrie* F Clarkson
119. T.J. Fast* D Denver
123. Mason Raymond* F Minnesota Duluth
126. Andrew Kozek* F North Dakota
127. Matt Duffy* D Maine
129. Zach Bearson* F Wisconsin
130. Jared Hummel* D St. Cloud State
132. Tyrell Mason* D Clarkson
133. Ray Kaunisto* F Northern Michigan
134. Cody Wild* D Providence
135. Alec Martinez* D Miami
137. Matt Watkins* F North Dakota
140. Tim Miller* F Michigan
142. Mike Brennan D Boston College
144. Tim Crowder* F Michigan State
147. Blair Yaworski* D Yale
148. Zach Jones* D North Dakota
149. Anthony Aiello* D Boston College
150. Pat Brosnihan* F Yale
154. Pat Cullity* D Boston University
160. Nathan Gerbe* F Boston College
161. Matt Glasser* F Denver
162. Tim Kennedy* F Michigan State
163. Brandon Gentile* D Michigan State
164. Brendan Milnamow* D Union
166. Pete MacArthur F Boston University
167. Jack Christian* D Harvard
169. Chris Clackson* F Western Michigan
172. Jimmy Fraser* F Harvard
173. Paul Szczechura F Western Michigan
174. Garrett Suter* D Wisconsin
176. Andrei Uryadov* F Rensselaer
177. Jon Kalinski* F Minnesota State
178. Jeff Caron# D Merrimack
181. Chad Rau* F Colorado College
183. Tim Filangieri* D Boston College
184. Brock Bradford* F Boston College
188. Kyle Lawson* D Notre Dame
190. David Meckler* F Yale
192. Jonathan Matsumoto F Bowling Green
193. Matt Vokes* F Brown
194. Chris Mueller F Michigan State
196. Matt Generous* D St. Lawrence
198. David Inman* D Yale
202. Colin Young* D Dartmouth
203. Devin Timberlake* F Brown
204. Gary Steffes* F Miami
205. Matt Greene F Boston College
206. Jack Hillen D Colorado College
208. Alex Berry* F Massachusetts
209. Steve Silver* D Western Michigan
212. Chris Davis* F Massachusetts
213. Mike Testwuide* F Denver
215. Chris Hepp* D Air Force
219. Ben Cottreau F Mercyhurst
221. John Wessbecker* D Massachusetts
225. Dennis McCauley* F Northeastern
230. Dillon Rioux* D Connecticut
232. Kevin Schmidt* D Bowling Green
237. Joe Grimaldi D Nebraska-Omaha
239. Julian Zamparo* D Western Michigan
245. Topher Bevis* D Massachusetts
250. Andrew Carroll* F Minnesota Duluth
Limited Viewing: Brian Salcido (Colorado College)
North American Goaltenders (College and College-Bound Players Only)
6. Ben Bishop* G Maine
7. Jeff Frazee* G Minnesota
9. Jonathan Quick* G Massachusetts
15. Joe Fallon G Vermont
16. Drew O'Connell* G Colorado College
18. Jeff Zatkoff* G Miami
20. Alec Richards* G Yale
22. Jordan Pearce* G Notre Dame
26. Brian Foster* G New Hampshire
27. Steve Jakiel* G Michigan
29. Michael-Lee Teslak* G Michigan Tech
30. Tyler Sims G Providence
Limited Viewing: Mark Dekanich (Colgate); Matt Lundin (Maine)
* Player has committed to attend college
# Player has since left school

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