Whalers Ryan Hartman, Danny Vanderwiel Make Central Scouting Watch List
Two Whalers make the National Hockey League's Central Scouting preliminary listings for the 2013 National Hockey League Entry Draft, which will be held June 28-29, 2013 at New Jersey.
NHL.com has a feature about the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Mike G. Morreale writes:
The road to the 2013 NHL Draft began in earnest Wednesday with the release of NHL Central Scouting's preliminary list of players to watch in North America and Europe.
The lists, comprised of "A," "B" and "C" players for the upcoming season in each of the major junior hockey leagues, are sent to NHL team scouts for the purpose of tracking the top draft-eligible players entering the 2012-13 season.
All "A" skaters have been identified as potential first-round picks, while "B" players are considered second- or third-round candidates. The players on the "C" list are thought to be fourth-, fifth- or sixth-round possibilities.
Central Scouting's preliminary rankings will be revealed in November. That list includes the top 25 prospects for each of the various leagues throughout North America and Europe.