NHL Central Scouting released its final draft rankings today, ahead of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft in New Jersey in June. Jedd Soleway and Chad Katunar were two of seven BCHL’ers who made the the grade.
Soleway is ranked 131st among North American skaters, joining Adam Tambellini (42nd), David Pope (67th), Luke Ripley (86th), Nolan De Jong (111th) and Kevin Guiltinan (162nd).
Chad Katunar is ranked 28th among North American goalies, five spots up from his mid-season ranking of 33rd. Katunar was one spot behind Adam Clark of Salmon Arm but he’s no longer on the list.
Congrats to both Jedd and Chad and maybe, just maybe, they get their names called in June.
Fifteen CJHL players were identified in the Final Rankings for the 2013 NHL Entry Draft released today. Surrey Eagles forward Adam Tambellini is the recipient of the Top NHL Prospect Award as the highest ranked CJHL player at 42nd on the North American Skaters list.
The BCHL has the most players recognized in the list among Junio A league with seven. Tambellini was ranked 62nd overall in the Midterm Rankings and climbed 20 spots. The NHL Central Scouting Midterm Rankings included fourteen CJHL Players.
Tambellini was a BCHL 2nd Team-All Star and led the BCHL in goals during the 2013 Playoffs. Tambellini scored the double-overtime goal for the Surrey Eagles to capture the 2013 Fred Page Cup. Tambellini, a native of Edmonton, Alberta, has committed to the University of North Dakota (NCAA Division I) for the 2013-2014 Season. He also earned a tryout with Team Canada West for the 2012 World Junior A Challenge. Tambellini and the Surrey Eagles captured the BCHL Title and will now compete in the 2013 Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup in Nanaimo, BC from April 27 – May 5th.