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2 BULLDOGS APPEAR ON THE 2018 NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING MIDTERM RANKINGS

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Two Hamilton Bulldogs are on the radar of NHL scouts as (C) Brandon Saigeon and (G) Nick Donofrio were listed on the 2018 NHL Central Scouting Midterm Rankings.

Saigeon was listed at #143 on the North American Skaters list.  The 19-year old native of Grimsby, ON, was passed over in his draft year, but has come into his own with the Bulldogs the last year and a half.  This season Saigeon has already set career highs for goals and points with 25-goals and 50-points.  Brandon also leads the OHL in Game Winning Goals with 8 and is tied for the league lead in Power Play Goals with 13.

Donofrio, the 17th ranked North American goalie from Ypsilanti, MI, earned the back-up job during training camp and certainly has shown he deserve s it. The 18-year old rookie has a 6-1 record including 1 shut-out during his 10 appearances so far this season with a Save Percentage of .891 and a Goals Against Average of 3.11.

The 2018 NHL Draft which takes place June 22-23 in Dallas, TX.

Keep reading for more details.

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10 OHL skaters ranked inside first round to compete in 2018 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that 140 CHL players appear in NHL Central Scouting’s Midterm Rankings for the 2018 NHL Draft which takes place June 22-23 in Dallas, TX.

The domestic rankings list a total of 217 North American skaters including 126 from the CHL, also listing an additional 31 North American goaltenders including 14 that currently compete in the CHL.

OHL forward Andrei Svechnikov of the Barrie Colts occupies the top two spot on the list of North American skaters, leading a group of 11 OHL players ranked as first round candidates.

OHL talent also included in the Top-10 includes London Knights defenceman Evan Bouchard at fifth, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds forward Barrett Hayton at sixth, Oshawa Generals winger Serron Noel at ninth and Niagara IceDogs forward Akil Thomas at 10.

A total of four OHL defencemen are ranked inside the top-31 including the aforementioned Bouchard along with 15th ranked Rasmus Sandin of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, 21st ranked Ryan Merkley of the Guelph Storm and 30th ranked Kevin Bahl of the Ottawa 67’s.

In the crease, Jacob Ingham of the Mississauga Steelheads is the third-ranked goaltender in North America. He’ll join a trio of other CHL netminders at the upcoming 2018 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.

The Ontario Hockey League leads the way with 61 players in the rankings including 58 skaters and three goaltenders followed by 43 players from the Western Hockey League including 40 skaters and three goaltenders. The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League rounds out the CHL contingent with 36 players ranked including 28 skaters and eight goaltenders.

The Ottawa 67’s lead all CHL teams with six players included in the rankings while the London Knights and Oshawa Generals trail close behind with five each. OHL Teams with four ranked players include the Kitchener Rangers, North Bay Battalion and Saginaw Spirit.

All 17 of the OHL players competing in the 2018 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on Thursday January 25 in Guelph, Ont. appear in the Midterm Rankings including 10 of the top 30 skaters.

Last season, 68 OHL players appeared in the Midterm Rankings before 42 were selected at the 2017 NHL Draft in Chicago  including five players chosen in the first round.

OHL North American Skaters:

Players in bold will compete in 2018 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

North American rank, name, birthdate, CHL club, position

1 SVECHNIKOV ANDREI 26-Mar-00 BARRIE OHL RW
5 BOUCHARD EVAN 20-Oct-99 LONDON OHL D
6 HAYTON BARRETT 09-Jun-00 SAULT STE. MARIE OHL C
9 NOEL SERRON 08-Aug-00 OSHAWA OHL RW
10 THOMAS AKIL 02-Jan-00 NIAGARA OHL C
15 SANDIN RASMUS 07-Mar-00 SAULT STE. MARIE OHL D
16 MCLEOD RYAN 21-Sep-99 MISSISSAUGA OHL C
21 MERKLEY RYAN 14-Aug-00 GUELPH OHL D
24 JENKINS BLADE 11-Aug-00 SAGINAW OHL LW
28 CLARK KODY 13-Oct-99 OTTAWA OHL RW
30 BAHL KEVIN 27-Jun-00 OTTAWA OHL D
33 MCSHANE ALLAN 14-Feb-00 OSHAWA OHL C
38 VALLATI GIOVANNI 21-Feb-00 KITCHENER OHL D
39 DURZI SEAN 21-Oct-98 OWEN SOUND OHL D
42 CHISHOLM DECLAN 12-Jan-00 PETERBOROUGH OHL D
43 REGULA ALEC 06-Aug-00 LONDON OHL D
47 GROSS NICO 26-Jan-00 OSHAWA OHL D
58 DER-ARGUCHINTSEV SEMYON 15-Sep-00 PETERBOROUGH OHL C
59 HILLIS CAMERON 24-Jun-00 GUELPH OHL C
61 ROBERTSON CARTER 15-Jan-00 OTTAWA OHL D
63 RIPPON MERRICK 27-Apr-00 OTTAWA OHL D
70 DOUGLAS CURTIS 06-Mar-00 WINDSOR OHL C
75 GOGOLEV PAVEL 19-Feb-00 PETERBOROUGH OHL RW
76 DELLANDREA TY 21-Jul-00 FLINT OHL C
82 HOELSCHER MITCHELL 27-Jan-00 OTTAWA OHL C
84 MICHNAC ALBERT 18-Oct-98 MISSISSAUGA OHL LW
86 EVERETT CALEB 20-Jan-00 SAGINAW OHL D
91 FOUDY LIAM 04-Feb-00 LONDON OHL C
94 BITTEN SAMUEL 21-Mar-00 OTTAWA OHL C
96 CORCORAN CONNOR 07-Aug-00 WINDSOR OHL D
104 TUCKER TYLER 01-Mar-00 BARRIE OHL D
108 STRUTHERS MATTHEW 26-Dec-99 NORTH BAY OHL C
116 STRATIS PETER 18-Jan-00 SUDBURY OHL D
118 GOLOD MAXIM 18-Aug-00 ERIE OHL LW
119 DAMIANI RILEY 20-Mar-00 KITCHENER OHL C
121 MACDOUGALL MATTHEW 23-Jan-00 WINDSOR OHL LW
127 LYLE BRADY 06-Jun-99 OWEN SOUND OHL D
130 MOSKAL BILLY 22-Mar-00 LONDON OHL C
131 DUDAS AIDAN 15-Jun-00 OWEN SOUND OHL C
132 DUNKLEY NATHAN 05-Mar-00 LONDON OHL C
133 HOLLOWELL MAC 26-Sep-98 SAULT STE. MARIE OHL D
134 HUGG RICKARD 18-Jan-99 KITCHENER OHL C
136 LEUFVENIUS HUGO 26-Mar-99 SARNIA OHL LW
137 KRASTENBERGS RENARS 26-Dec-98 OSHAWA OHL LW
141 BRAZEAU JUSTIN 02-Feb-98 NORTH BAY OHL RW
143 SAIGEON BRANDON 14-Jun-98 HAMILTON OHL C
149 HOLMES HUNTER 25-Jan-00 FLINT OHL C
150 ROBERTS CONNOR 22-Feb-00 FLINT OHL C
153 BURGHARDT LUKE 12-May-98 NORTH BAY OHL C
155 THILANDER ADAM 18-Sep-98 NORTH BAY OHL D
161 NIZHNIKOV KIRILL 29-Mar-00 SUDBURY OHL RW
162 LISKA ADAM 14-Oct-99 KITCHENER OHL C
163 MACPHERSON JUSTIN 23-Jun-00 NIAGARA OHL D
173 ENNIS WILLIAM 31-May-00 OSHAWA OHL D
177 GIROUX DAMIEN 03-Mar-00 SAGINAW OHL C
183 LEVIN DAVID 16-Sep-99 SUDBURY OHL C
202 NYMAN LINUS 11-Jul-99 KINGSTON OHL RW
211 GRONDIN MAXIM 04-Jul-00 SAGINAW OHL C

 

OHL North American Goaltenders:

North American rank, name, birthdate, CHL club, position

3 INGHAM JACOB 10-Jun-00 MISSISSAUGA OHL G
13 KOOY JORDAN 30-Apr-00 LONDON OHL G
17 DONOFRIO NICK 19-Nov-99 HAMILTON OHL G

 

For more on the NHL Central Scouting Midterm Rankings, visit nhl.com.

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