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15 Minnesotans make final NHL Scouting Bureau prospect rankings

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Chris Long
Updated: April 11, 2020 10:56 AM
Created: April 10, 2020 04:57 PM

Andover defenseman Wyatt Kaiser is the highest-rated among fifteen Minnesota natives who made the National Hockey League Central Scouting Bureau's final rankings ahead of the 2020 NHL Draft.

It's uncertain when the draft will take place, as it must first be determined if the NHL can resume the 2019-20 season.

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Whenever it's held, the draft should include a strong representation of Minnesota players.

The NHL Bureau lists 217 players on its list of North American skaters. No Minnesotans made this year's Bureau's rating for goalies.

Minnesotans in final NHL Central Scouting Bureau Rankings
Rank Player High School (or current team) College Commitment
37 Wyatt Kaiser Andover Minn-Duluth
44 Brock Faber Maple Grove (USNTDP) Minnesota
64 Blake Biondi Hermantown Minn-Duluth
90 Jake Ratzlaff Rosemount Minnesota
111 Carsen Richels Blaine New Hampshire
113 Jake Boltmann Edina Minnesota
117 Nathan Schweitzer Benilde-St Margaret's Colorado College
131 Mason Langenbrunner Eden Prairie Harvard
152 Grant Slukynski Warroad Northern Michigan
156 Evan Bushy Thief River Falls St Cloud St
169 Jack Smith St Cloud Cathedral Minn-Duluth
180 Joe Miller Blake Minnesota
189 Matt Gleason Cretin-Derham Hall Colorado College
203 Zach Michaelis Elk River North Dakota
205 Christian Miller Greenway St Cloud St

Three players from Faribault's Shattuck-St Mary's prep school also made the list - Artem Shlaine, Jackson Kuns and David Ma - but none of the trio are Minnesota natives.

Follow this link to see the full NHL Central Scouting Bureau rankings


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