NHL Central Scouting releases ‘players to watch’ list, see the Michigan connections

Plymouth Whalers forward Ryan Hartman, who played for the US NTDP last season, is one of the many Michigan connections on NHL Central Scouting's players to watch list for the 2013 draft. (Photo by Tom Sorensen/USA Hockey)

NHL Central Scouting released their preliminary list of players to watch for the 2013 NHL Draft today. Here’s a compilation of the players with a connection to the state of Michigan that made the list; their current team is listed, with other notable information related to Michigan in parentheses at the end. Players were given a letter classification between ‘A’ and ‘C’.

NAHL

C Skaters

Brett Beauvais – D – Kalamazoo – 5’11”, 165 lbs.

Michael Sabatini – C – Soo Eagles – 5’11, 176 lbs. (Grosse Pointe Woods native)

 

OHL

B Skaters

  • Ryan Hartman – RW – Plymouth – 5’11”, 187 lbs.
  • Jimmy Lodge – C – Saginaw – 6’0”, 166 lbs.

C Skaters

  • Ramon Lopez – D – Saginaw – 6’0”, 193 lbs.
  • Nick Moutrey – LW/RW – Saginaw – 6’2”, 208 lbs.
  • Daniel Vanderwiel – LW – Plymouth – 5’11”, 208 lbs.

 

Dubuque defenseman Michael Downing, a Canton native, is pictured with Team USA coach (and Pontiac native) Danton Cole after the Five Nations Cup. (Tom Sorensen/USA Hockey)

USHL

A Skaters

  • J.T. Compher – LW – USA U-18 – 6’0”, 165 lbs. (Wolverines commit)
  • Michael Downing – D – Dubuque – 6’2”, 190 lbs. (Canton native)
  • Hudson Fasching – RW – USA U-18 – 6’3”, 190 lbs.

B Skaters

  • Will Butcher – D – USA U-18 – 5.9”, 191 lbs.
  • Mike McCarron – RW – USA U-18 – 6’5”, 228 lbs. (Macomb native)
  • Tyler Hill – LW – Muskegon – 6’5”, 220 lbs.
  • Tyler Motte – C – USA U-18 – 5’9”, 190 lbs. (Wolverines commit, St. Clair native)
  • Steve Santini – D – USA U-18 – 6’1”, 207 lbs.
  • Keaton Thompson – D – USA U-18 – 6’0”, 187 lbs.

C Skaters

  • Evan Allen – C – USA U-18 – 5’9”, 201 lbs. (Sterling Heights native, Wolverines commit)
  • Michael Brodzinski – D – Muskegon – 5’10”, 195 lbs.
  • Dawson Cook – LW – USA U-18 – 6’1”, 198 lbs. (Cadillac native)
  • Trevor Hamilton – D – USA U-18 – 5’11”, 186 lbs. (Grosse Pointe Farms native)
  • Frederik Tiffels – LW – Muskegon – 6’0”, 185 lbs.

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