Jordy Bellerive, Ryan Bowen, and Stuart Skinner all made NHL Central Scouting's final 2017 draft list which came out Tuesday.
Jordy Bellerive, Ryan Bowen, and Stuart Skinner all made NHL Central Scouting's final 2017 draft list which came out Tuesday. In total, 58 WHL players have been listed by NHL Central Scouting in advance of the 2017 NHL Draft, scheduled for June 23 and 24 in Chicago. Heading the list is Nolan Patrick (Winnipeg, Man. / Brandon Wheat Kings), who was ranked first among North American skaters on both the midterm and final rankings. The WHL leads the entire Canadian Hockey League with 13 skaters ranked in the top 31, followed by the Ontario Hockey League with 11 skaters and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with three skaters. At the 2016 NHL Draft, a total of 34 WHL players were selected, including four during the first round. - WHL Release
* Jordy Bellerive moved up to #82 among North American skaters. He was listed at #91 at the mid-term rankings.
* Ryan Bowen dropped to #204 among North American skaters, from a mid-term rank of #112.
* Stuart Skinner is ranked #5 among all North American goaltenders. His ranking improved from #8 at mid-term.