North Jersey Avalanche Players Stand out in NHL Central Scouting Report
NHL Central Scouting, a company that conducts various player rankings leading up to the NHL Draft, recently came out with their “Mid Term” report. In the report were the top 211 ranked North American skaters and the top 36 North American goalies. Of those 247 players, six were North Jersey Avalanche alumni.
It’s no surprise Avalanche players are getting a lot of attention from the NHL. In the recent past, Avalanche teams at the 16U level have won numerous tournaments including the prestigious NAHL Future Prospects Tournament in Blaine, MN, took runner-up at the 2010 16U National Championships in Chicago, IL, and returned to the semi-finals in last season’s National Championship tournament in Simsbury, CT. To say the least, the success and caliber of these players have forced the hockey community to pay attention to the North Jersey Avalanche.
“It was certainly a proud day for the NJ Avalanche organization and our coaching staff to have six former players on the Central Scouting list,” said Avalanche Hockey Director and 16U Head Coach Dan May. “The success is a statement to the hard work and dedication these players have shown.”
NHL Central Scouting Player Rankings: NJ Avalanche Alumni
|Alex Rauter||Left Wing||172||Choate||Prep School|
|Justin Selman||Center||175||Sioux Falls||USHL|
|Bron Loiselle||Center||201||Northfield-Mt. Hermon||Prep School|
|Jason Stephanik||Left Wing||205||NJ Hitmen||EJHL|