Thirteen North American Hockey League (NAHL) players were recognized on the NHL Central Scouting Bureau's "Players to Watch" list for 2010 draft-eligibles released on Oct. 20.
The preliminary listing is comprised of players who have been identified by NHL Central Scouting using the following criteria: A Rating: A must-see player who is predicted to be a potential first- or second-round draft selection in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft; B Rating: A player to note if a scout is in the area, a potential selection in the third-to-fifth round; C Rating: A player that Central Scouting is tracking, a potential late-round selection in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft.
B-rated players from the NAHL include: Alpena IceDiggers defenseman Joel Benson; Marquette Rangers defenseman Carter Foguth; Traverse City North Stars forward Andrew Huff; and Wenatchee Wild forward Shawn Pauly and goaltender Mac Carruth.
C-rated players are: St. Louis Bandits forward Ryan Belonger and defenseman Michael Gunn; Marquette forward Tanner Kero, defenseman Cody Donnay and goaltender Lukas Hafner; Wenatchee forwards Christian Hilbrich and Tyler Parker; and Wichita Falls Wildcats defenseman Ian Young.
In addition, one player from the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) was recognized: Milwaukee Jr. Admirals’ U18 defenseman Jose Delgadillo, who is a C-rated prospect.
NHL Central Scouting will release its midseason rankings of 2010 draft-eligibles in January, followed by its final rankings in April.