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Sting Duo Top NHL Preliminary Draft List

NHL Central Scouting released their Preliminary Draft Rankings on Thursday for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft to be held in Pittsburgh this June.

The rankings include a list of the top 25 draft eligible skaters in the Ontario Hockey League, as well as the top seven goaltenders.

A pair of Sarnia Sting forwards top the OHL list including top-ranked Nail Yakupov followed by Alex Galchenyuk ranked second among OHL skaters.

Yakupov was the OHL and CHL Rookie of the Year last season and is currently ranked second in OHL scoring with 38 points in 20 games.  His teammate Galchenyuk, who was selected first overall in the 2010 OHL Priority Selection, has yet to play a regular season game this season due to injury but recorded 83 points in 68 games as a rookie last season.

Three Midwest Division players round out the top five including London Knights’ defenceman Olli Maatta, Kitchener Rangers’ forward Radek Faksa, and last season’s Game 7 OHL Championship Series overtime hero Jarrod Maidens of the Owen Sound Attack.  Malcolm Subban of the Belleville Bulls is the top ranked goaltender.

 

In addition to Yakupov, Peterborough Petes defenceman Slater Koekkoek, Ottawa 67’s defenceman Cody Ceci, OHL top scorer Tanner Pearson of the Barrie Colts, and Petes’ goaltender Andrew D’Agostini all competed in the 2011 SUBWAY Super Series.

 

Ontario Hockey League Preliminary Rankings – Fall 2011:

 

SKATERS:

1 YAKUPOV, NAIL SARNIA 06-Oct-1993 5′ 10.5″ 189 lbs * RW L

2 GALCHENYUK, ALEX SARNIA 12-Feb-1994 6′ 0.5″ 198 lbs * C L

3 MAATTA, OLLI LONDON 22-Aug-1994 6′ 1.5″ 202 lbs * D L

4 FAKSA, RADEK KITCHENER 09-Jan-1994 6′ 3.0″ 202 lbs * C L

5 MAIDENS, JARROD OWEN SOUND 04-Mar-1994 6′ 0.5″ 178 lbs * C L

6 ATHANASIOU, ANDREAS LONDON 06-Aug-1994 6′ 0.0″ 179 lbs * C L

7 GAUNCE, BRENDAN BELLEVILLE 25-Mar-1994 6′ 2.0″ 215 lbs * C L

8 KOSMACHUK, SCOTT GUELPH 24-Jan-1994 5′ 11.5″ 185 lbs * RW R

9 KOEKKOEK, SLATER PETERBOROUGH 18-Feb-1994 6′ 2.0″ 184 lbs * D L

10 CECI, CODY OTTAWA 21-Dec-1993 6′ 2.5″ 207 lbs * D R

11 WILSON, THOMAS PLYMOUTH 29-Mar-1994 6′ 3.5″ 203 lbs * RW R

12 SMITH, GEMEL OWEN SOUND 16-Apr-1994 5′ 10.0″ 160 lbs * C L

13 CARRICK, TREVOR MISSISSAUGA ST. MICHAEL’S 04-Jul-1994 6′ 1.5″ 172 lbs * D L

14 FOX, DANE LONDON 13-Oct-1993 6′ 0.0″ 185 lbs * C L

15 FINN, MATTHEW GUELPH 24-Feb-1994 6′ 0.25″ 195 lbs * D L

16 MARCANTUONI, MATIA KITCHENER 22-Feb-1994 5′ 11.75″ 194 lbs * C R

17 CURCURUTO, GIANLUCA SAULT STE. MARIE 25-Feb-1994 6′ 0.25″ 195 lbs * D L

18 CLARKE, MICHEAL WINDSOR 29-Apr-1994 5′ 11.25″ 184 lbs * C L

19 VAIL, BRADY WINDSOR 11-Mar-1994 6′ 0.25″ 195 lbs * LW L

20 TIERNEY, CHRIS LONDON 01-Jul-1994 6′ 0.25″ 181 lbs * LW L

21 BLUJUS, DYLAN BRAMPTON 22-Jan-1994 6′ 2.75″ 193 lbs * D R

22 PEARSON, TANNER BARRIE 10-Aug-1992 6′ 0.0″ 198 lbs * LW L

23 KONTOS, KRISTOFF SUDBURY 06-Dec-1993 6′ 1.0″ 199 lbs * C L

24 WIGLE, JOEL NIAGARA 14-Feb-1994 6′ 2.5″ 196 lbs * RW R

25 GAVRUS, ARTUR OWEN SOUND 03-Jan-1994 5′ 10.0″ 168 lbs * LW L

 

GOALIES:

1 SUBBAN, MALCOLM BELLEVILLE 21-Dec-1993 6′ 1.0″ 188 lbs * G L

2 PATERSON, JAKE SAGINAW 03-May-1994 6′ 1.5″ 183 lbs * G L

3 MURRAY, MATTHEW SAULT STE. MARIE 25-May-1994 6′ 4.0″ 162 lbs * G R

4 WINDSOR, CLINT BARRIE 02-Nov-1993 6′ 4.0″ 215 lbs * G L

5 ALTSHULLER, DANIEL OSHAWA 24-Jul-1994 6′ 2.75″ 191 lbs * G L

6 D’AGOSTINI, ANDREW PETERBOROUGH 26-Mar-1993 5′ 10.5″ 174 lbs * G L

7 PATTERSON, JAKE LONDON 18-Jun-1994 6′ 0.0″ 180 lbs * G L

 

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