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Five Oil Kings among 48 WHL players highlighting NHL Central Scouting Midterm rankings

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Five Edmonton Oil Kings players were among 48 WHL players listed by NHL Central Scouting in its midterm rankings in advance of the 2019 NHL Draft, the Western Hockey League announced on Tuesday. The upcoming 2019 NHL Draft is set to take place on June 21 and 22 in Vancouver, BC.

Defenceman Matthew Robertson (Sherwood Park, AB) was ranked 18th among North American skaters, while forward and Langley, BC native Josh Williams was also ranked within the top 100 (67). Vladimir Alistrov (Mogilev, Republic of Belarus, 151), David Kope (Edmonton, AB, 159) and Jacson Alexander (Victoria, BC, LV [Limited viewing due to injury]) rounded out the listed players for Edmonton, who trailed only the Kelowna Rockets (six) as the team with the most players listed among WHL teams.

 

Overall the list includes 27 forwards, 14 defencemen, and seven goaltenders from the WHL, representing 20 of the 22 WHL member Clubs. The Central Division leads all divisions with 17 players appearing on the list, while the 48 prospects are split evenly between the conferences, each claiming 24 as their own.

Of the 48 players listed in the NHL Central Scouting midterm rankings, 15 – including Robertson and Williams – will participate at the 2019 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on Wednesday, January 23 (8:00 PM MT) at the ENMAX Centrium in Red Deer, AB.

 

2019 NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING MIDTERM RANKINGS (NORTH AMERICA) – WHL SKATERS

Midterm Rank Player Height Weight Position Amateur Club
2 Kirby Dach 6’3.5″ 199 Centre Saskatoon
3 Dylan Cozens 6’3.0” 181 Centre Lethbridge
4 Bowen Byram 6’0.5” 194 Defenceman Vancouver
8 Peyton Krebs 5’11.25” 180 Centre Kootenay
14 Lassi Thomson 6’0” 188 Defenceman Kelowna
17 Brett Leason 6’3.75” 200 Centre Prince Albert
18 Matthew Robertson 6’3.0” 201 Defenceman Edmonton
26 Nolan Foote 6’3.5” 190 Left Wing Kelowna
31 Kaedan Korczak 6’2.75” 192 Defenceman Kelowna
38 Oleg Zaytsev 6’0.75 186 Centre Red Deer
44 Adam Beckman 6’0.5” 168 Left Wing Spokane
66 Reece Newkirk 5’10.75” 172 Centre Portland
67 Josh Williams 6’1.0” 194 Right Wing Edmonton
71 Quinn Schmiemann 6’1.75” 185 Defenceman Kamloops
73 Brayden Tracey 6’0” 177 Left Wing Moose Jaw
77 Aliaksei Protas 6’4.75” 205 Centre Prince Albert
78 Jake Lee 6’1.75” 216 Defenceman Seattle
81 Sasha Mutala 6’0.5” 195 Right Wing Tri-City
82 Luke Toporowski 5’10.75” 179 Centre Spokane
85 Gianni Fairbrother 5’11.75” 194 Defenceman Everett
122 Luka Burzan 6’0” 184 Right Wing Brandon
128 Mitchell Brown 6’3.0” 205 Defenceman Tri-City
129 Henrik Rybinski 6’0.5” 176 Right Wing Seattle
132 Krystof Hrabik 6’4.25” 218 Centre Tri-City
144 John Ludvig 6’0.5” 196 Defenceman Portland
145 Jackson Van De Leest 6’6.25” 222 Defenceman Calgary
151 Vladimir Alistrov 6’1.75” 175 Left Wing Edmonton
156 Brett Kemp 6’0.5” 162 Centre Medicine Hat
159 David Kope 6’3.75” 170 Right Wing Edmonton
160 Cole Muir 6’2.5” 205 Centre Kootenay
162 Martin Lang 5’10.75” 163 Right Wing Kamloops
172 Connor Horning 6’2.75” 188 Defenceman Swift Current
175 Cole Moberg 6’2.5” 187 Defenceman Prince George
182 Alex Morozoff 5’11.75” 184 Centre Red Deer
195 Kyle Topping 5’11.25” 185 Centre Kelowna
196 Mark Kastelic 6’3.5” 213 Centre Calgary
209 Emil Malysjev 6’3.0” 187 Defenceman Saskatoon
211 Logan Barlage 6’3.75” 202 Centre Lethbridge
217 Alex Swetlikoff 6’2.5” 188 Centre Kelowna
LV Jacson Alexander 5’9.25” 178 Defenceman Edmonton
LV Dillon Hamaliuk 6’2.75” 190 Left Wing Seattle

 

For the complete list of players listed on the NHL Central Scouting midterm rankings, CLICK HERE.

For the complete list of goaltenders listed, CLICK HERE.

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