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NHL Central Scouting's Final 2012 Rankings

(4/10/12) NHL Central Scouting has finalized its rankings for the upcoming 2012 Entry Draft.  Nail Yakupov (Sarnia - OHL - RW) retains the number one spot as the top North American prospect.  Ryan Murray (D) of the Everett Silvertips (WHL) slides to #2 and Mikhail Grigorenko (QMJHL - C) drops to #3.  Interestingly, Alex Galchenyuk (Sarnia - C) moves up to #4 after not being listed in the midterm rankings.  He suffered a devastating knee injury in the preseason, and managed only 2 games (4 points) in 2011-12.  Moose Jaw (WHL) defenseman Morgan Rielly rounds out the top 5 North American skaters.

The top goalies on the board from the two respective lists are 1) Malcolm Subban (North America - Belleville - OHL) - and yes he is PK's brother, which alone speaks to his quality - and 2) Andrei Vasilevski (Europe - Russia Jr.).  Vasilevksi has helped Russia medal in the the past two World Junior tournaments.

 

 

Here are your full draft prospect rankings from Central Scouting:

1) North American Skaters

2) European Skaters

3) North American Goalies

4) European Goalies