NHL Central Scouting released its mid-term player rankings in advance of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft and there are six BCHL players among the 15 Junior A players rated. In addition, one league alumnus from the NCAA ranks is included.
There is also one player currently here on a BCHL exhibition tour as part of the Red Bull Salzburg club, Valentin Busch, who comes in at No. 132 on the European list.
The BCHL players listed are as follows:
(to see the full list of all players rated by Central Scouting, CLICK HERE)
No. 15 – Tyson Jost – Penticton Vees
No. 18 – Dante Fabbro – Penticton Vees
No. 48 – Dennis Cholowski – Chilliwack Chiefs
No. 131 – Kohen Olischefski – Chilliwack Chiefs
No. 157 – Kyle Betts – Powell River Kings
No. 186 – Colin Grannary – Merritt Centennials
From the NCAA ranks, former Salmon Arm Silverbacks defenceman Chase Priskie of Quinnipiac University came in at No. 183.
This year’s NHL Entry Draft will be held June 24 and 25 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y.