CALGARY, Alberta – (July 25, 2016) – The first step in identifying next year’s draft picks – the NHL Central Scouting Futures List – has identified 11 Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) players.
The Futures List consists of 148 North American players and 142 International players. (CLICK HERE for full list)
“The 2016 draft class lived up to all the hype regarding the exceptional talent available and the unpredictability of the order in which prospects would be taken,”said NHL Director of Central Scouting Dan Marr. “It’s anticipated that 2016-17 will again be a deep draft class for prospects, and there is a lot of depth at all positions.”
Here’s a look at the CJHL prospects on the NHL Central Scouting Futures List:
Ian Blacker OJHL Oakville Blades
Tyler Burnie OJHL Wellington Dukes
Nick Campoli OJHL North York Rangers
Alec Capstick BCHL Langley Rivermen
Jarrod Gourley AJHL Brooks Bandits
Cale Makar AJHL Brooks Bandits
Greg Meireles CCHL Ottawa Jr. A Senators
Griffin Mendel BCHL Penticton Vees
Bryce Misley OJHL Oakville Blades
Ian Mitchell AJHL Spruce Grove Saints
Dylan Seitz OJHL Buffalo Jr. Sabres
In 2015-16, the CJHL only had three players on the NHL Central Scouting Futures List.