Seven NAHL players recognized on NHL Mid-Term Rankings
Seven (7) players with NAHL ties have been recognized as the NHL Central Scouting Bureau released its mid-season rankings for the 2022 NHL Draft.
The rankings feature the top 224 skaters and 32 goaltenders in North America as well as the top 135 skaters and 10 goaltenders internationally. The final rankings will be released in April.
In its 47th year of operation, NHL Central Scouting provides evaluation and scouting of draft-eligible players to NHL member clubs. Headed by Director of Central Scouting Dan Marr, NHL Central Scouting employs eight full-time scouts throughout North America.
The 2022 NHL Draft is scheduled from July 7-8, 2022 and will be hosted by the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre in Montreal, Que.
The list included four players that are currently playing in the NAHL this season and three former players now playing in another league who all played in the NAHL during the 2020-21 season.
Over 40+ NHL scouts, including those from NHL Central Scouting, were on hand at the NAHL Showcase back in September scouting players at the NAHL Showcase.
Current NAHL players on the list
Luca Di Pasquo, G, Maryland Black Bears
Croix Kochendorfer, G, Chippewa Steel
Aaron Pionk, D, Minnesota Wilderness
Nick Ring, F, New Jersey Titans
Former players on the list
Paxton Geisel, G, Dubuque Fighting Saints/USHL (St. Cloud Norsemen, 2020-21)
Zam Plante, F, Chicago Steel/USHL (Minnesota Wilderness, 2020-21)
Tristan Sarsland, D, Benilde-St. Margaret’s/MNHS (Fairbanks Ice Dogs, 2020-21)