Township of Langley, BC (Thursday, April 9, 2015) – Even though he hasn’t played in a month, forward Marcus Vela finds himself on the final NHL Central Scouting List in advance of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Vela is one of five BCHL players and ten CJHL players on the final player rankings. There were 210 North American skaters rated. The 18-year old had a career-year for the Rivermen, scoring 46 points (20 goals, 26 assists) in 50 games. He also represented Canada West at the 2014 World Junior ‘A’ Challenge and Team West at the 2015 CJHL Prospects Game. Vela is committed to the University of New Hampshire (NCAA Division I).
The 10 CJHL players listed are as follows:
131. Marcus Vela, forward, Langley Rivermen
152. Jackson Keane, center, Winnipeg Blues
188. Carmine Buono, defenseman, Powell River Kings
190. William Reilly, defenseman, North York Rangers
192. Rhett Gardner, centre, Okotoks Oilers
195. Thomas Aldworth, forward, Vernon Vipers
199. Liam Finlay, forward, Vernon Vipers
200. Adam Berg, forward, Calgary Mustangs
203. James Vermeulen, defenseman, Whitecourt Wolverines
209. Vincent Desharnais, defenseman, Chilliwack Chiefs
The 2015 NHL Entry Draft will be the 53rd in league history and will be held June 26 and 27 in Sunrise, Florida.
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