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Neighbours and Souch among 52 WHL players named to updated NHL Central Scouting ‘Players to Watch’ list

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Jake Neighbours and Carter Souch are two of 52 WHL players named to NHL Central Scouting’s updated ‘Players to Watch’ list for the 2020 NHL Draft.

NHL Central Scouting identifies players with a rating system that includes four categories. The ‘A’ rating indicates a first-round candidate, a ‘B’ rating indicates a second- or third-round candidate, and a ‘C’ rating indicates a fourth-, fifth-, or sixth-round candidate. A ‘LV’ rating indicates Limited Viewing of injured players who have not had sufficient viewings to be categorized.

 

The 2020 NHL Draft will take place at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Que. from June 26 to 27, 2020.

2020 NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING PRELIMINARY ‘PLAYERS TO WATCH’ – WHL PLAYERS 

Skaters

PTW Last Name First Name Team Height Weight Position
A Guhle Kaiden Prince Albert 6’2” 188 D
A Hunt Daemon Moose Jaw 6’0” 198 D
A Schneider Braden Brandon 6’2” 202 D
A Sourdif Justin Vancouver 5’11” 173 RW
A Zary Connor Kamloops 6’0” 177 C
B Finley Jack Spokane 6’6” 213 C
B Greig Ridly Brandon 5’11” 164 C
B Hanas Cross Portland 6’1” 167 LW
B Jarvis Seth Portland 5’10” 179 C
B Knak Simon Portland 6’1” 185 RW
B McClennon Connor Winnipeg 5’8” 163 RW
B Neighbours Jake Edmonton 6’0” 197 LW
B Prokop Luke Calgary 6’4” 219 D
B Sedoff Christoffer Red Deer 6’2” 193 D
B Wiesblatt Ozzy Prince Albert 5’10” 183 RW
C Bauer Tyrel Seattle 6’3” 206 D
C Boyko Noah Lethbridge 6’0” 173 RW
C Brondberg Jonas Portland 6’4” 189 D
C Brook Jakob Prince Albert 6’2” 183 RW
C Cikhart Jan Tri-City 6’3” 179 C
C Crnkovic Kyle Saskatoon 5’6” 159 LW
C De La Gorgendiere Aidan Saskatoon 6’0” 183 D
C Ferguson Ian Tri-City 5’11” 178 D
C Fromm-Delorme Robbie Portland 6’1” 182 RW
C Goncalves Gage Everett 6’0” 165 C
C Gut Michal Everett 6’0” 187 C
C Homola David Moose Jaw 5’10” 163 D
C Hughes Bear Spokane 6’1” 171 C
C King Ben Red Deer 6’2” 194 C
C Kosior Landon Prince Albert 5’11” 190 D
C Kubicek Simon Seattle 6’2” 205 D
C Kucerik Radek Saskatoon 6’1” 211 D
C McCartney Ben Brandon 6’0” 182 LW
C Novak Pavel Kelowna 5’9” 170 RW
C Palivko Danila Lethbridge 6’5” 199 D
C Pederson Owen Winnipeg 6’3” 191 C
C Pillar Josh Kamloops 5’11” 171 C
C Puutio Kasper Swift Current 5’11” 184 D
C Rhinehart Rhett Prince George 6’3” 203 D
C Robins Tristen Saskatoon 5’10” 176 RW
C Seeley Ronan Everett 6’0” 176 D
C Shepard Cole Vancouver 5’11” 157 LW
C Souch Carter Edmonton 5’9” 166 LW
C Svejkovsky Lukas Vancouver 5’10” 165 C
C Usau Ilya Prince Albert 6’0” 182 C
C Zloty Benjamin Winnipeg 5’10” 175 D

Goaltenders

PTW Last Name First Name Team Height Weight Position
B McNaughton Jack Calgary 6’1” 179 G
C Bjorklund Garin Medicine Hat 6’2” 173 G
C Garand Dylan Kamloops 6’0” 173 G
C Gould Brock Victoria 6’5” 201 G
C Kruger Ethan Brandon 6’1” 181 G
C Thomson Bryan Lethbridge 6’4” 179 G

Players have been identified using the following criteria:

  • A Rating — Indicates a first round candidate
  • B Rating — Indicates a second or third round candidate
  • C Rating — Indicates a fourth/fifth/sixth round candidate
  • LV (Limited Viewing) — Injured players who have not had sufficient viewings to be categorized.

For the complete list, CLICK HERE.

 

About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 350 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.

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