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Final NHL Central Scouting list is released

The final rankings of NHL Central Scouting have been released ahead of the 2022 NHL draft that will be held July 7-8 in Montreal.

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Logan Cooley comes in at 2nd overall on the NHL final central scouting list ahead of the 2022 draft. Cooley is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is a Minnesota commit. Photo by Rena Laverty / USA Hockey's NTDP.

The final NHL central scouting list has been released ahead of the 2022 draft happening in Montreal, July 7-8.

The list contains rankings of both North American and International skaters and goalies.

Topping the list is Shane Wright, who is a Canadian center currently playing in the OHL. Right behind him are NTDP players Logan Cooley (Pittsburgh, Pa. / Minnesota) at No. 2, and Boston College commit Cutter Gauthier (Scottsdale, Arizona) at No. 3.

UMD recruit Isaac Howard is ranked ninth after a huge showing at the U18 world championships last month. Bulldogs recruit Matthew Perkins is at 106. Recent UMD commit Cole Spicer comes in at 121st, Aiden Dubinsky at 176th, along with Gavin O'Connell at 178th.

The University of Minnesota had quite a few recruits on the list in addition to Cooley. This includes Jimmy Snuggerud at 11th, Ryan Chesley at 18th, Sam Rinzel at 19th, Luke Mittelstadt at 168th, and Connor Kurth at 209th.


North Dakota also has a couple of names on the list including Dylan James at 37th, Jake Livanavage at 54th, Tyler Dunbar at 175th, and goaltender Hobie Hedquist at 27th.

St. Cloud State recruit Adam Ingram comes in at 27th overall.

Bemidji State has recruit Eric Pohlkamp at 216th.

MSU-Mankato has recruits Aaron Pionk at 132nd, and Cade Littler at 187th.

Other Minnesotans who made the list include...

  • Cruz Lucius (Grant, MN / Uncommited ): 41st
  • Alex Bump (Prior Lake, MN / Vermont): 63rd
  • Zam Plante (Hermantown, MN / UMD ): 64th
  • Tristan Sarsland (Wayzata, MN / Clarkson): 67th
  • Daimon Gardner (Warroad, MN / Clarkson): 97th
  • Leo Gruba (Lake Elmo, MN): 125th
  • Dylan Godbout (Woodbury, MN / Wisconsin): 129th
  • Nick Pierre (Cottage Grove, MN / Wisconsin): 144th
  • Maddox Fleming (Rochester, MN / Notre Dame): 200th
  • Tyler Haskins (Rochester, MN / Michigan): 208th

You can view the full list of rankings here .

Sydney Wolf is a reporter for The Rink Live, primarily covering youth hockey. She joined the team in November of 2021 and graduated from St. Cloud State University with a B.S. in Mass Communications and a minor in Writing and Rhetoric Studies and was a part of the University Honors Program.
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