Nineteen current and former members of the U.S. National Team Development Program have been recognized by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau on its finals rankings of 2009 draft-eligibles.
Among the forwards ranked are: Kyle Palmieri (20th overall among North American skaters); Drew Shore (28th); Chris Brown (30th); Jeremy Morin (33rd); Ryan Bourque (49th); Kenny Ryan (56th); Jerry D’Amigo (67th); David Valek (72nd); Kevin Lynch (100th); Chris McCarthy (140th); Andrew Treais (171st); and John Henrion (198th).
Both goaltenders are listed: Brandon Maxwell (8th among North American goaltenders) and Adam Murray (30th).
The defensemen ranked are: William Wrenn (54th); John Ramage (97th); and Brendan Rempel (98th).
Former NTDP players ranked include University of Minnesota freshman forward Jordan Schroeder (5th) and Northern Michigan University freshman forward Justin Florek (81st)
Ramage was a member of the Robertson Cup champion St. Louis Bandits last year.
The 2009 NHL Entry Draft will be held in Montreal on June 26-27.