Blazers listed in final NHL Central Scouting rankings

Ruben Hill
April 17, 2018

Estevan's Cole Fonstad and Brayden Pachal have cracked NHL Central Scouting's final list for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

Brodi Stuart is listed as the 129th best prospect among North American skaters -- forwards and defensemen. He is the only member of the Medicine Hat Tigers ranked this year.

Thilander, from Sweden, was ranked 155th at midterm but is no longer in the top 217.

Fonstad also played in the Canadian Hockey League's Top Prospects Game in January, where he recorded a goal, and is now representing Team Canada at the International Ice Hockey Federation's World Under-18 Hockey Championships in Russia.

Fellow Knight Liam Foudy is 19th on the rankings list, Alec Regula is 72nd, Billy Moskal is 99th and Nathan Dunkley, who had 21 goals and 57 points in 60 games split between Kingston and London, is 109th. He's added seven points, three goals and four assists, in 10 games so far in the postseason. He was the Ontario Minor Hockey League's Eastern league player of the year with the North Central Predators.

Durzi, a late bloomer, was drafted in the 12th round by the Attack in 2014 out of the Mississauga Rebels program. He scored in a pre-tournament game against Slovakia on Sunday.

Goaltender Christian Propp comes it at 11th on the list of North American goaltenders.

Andrei Svechnikov of the OHL's Barrie Colts is now ranked first overall in the rankings, followed by Boston University's Brady Tkachuk and Filip Zadina of the QMJHL's Halifax Mooseheads.

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