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NHL scouts give high marks to state players

10/20/2009, 1:01pm CDT
By staff reports

Alt, Bjugstad, Gardiner, Gothberg, Nelson get 'A' grade from NHL Central Scouting

NHL.com article looks at the NHL Central Scouting Service fall watch list of elite high school and junior prospects and points out how it is dominated by Minnesota high school players, including defenseman Mark Alt (Cretin-Derham Hall), goaltender Zane Gothberg (Thief River Falls) and forwards Nick Bjugstad (Blaine), Max Gardiner (Minnetonka) and Brock Nelson (Warroad).

Those five players all received an "A" grade on the list, which according to the NHL Scouting Service signifies that the player is, "A 'must see' player who is predicted to be a potential First or Second Round Draft selection in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft."

Click here to see NHL Central Scouting's complete list.

MINNESOTA HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS ON NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING SERVICE FALL PROSPECTS LIST

NAME SCHOOL POS HEIGHT WEIGHT DATE OF BIRTH CSS GRADE COLLEGE COMMITMENT
Mark Alt Cretin-Derham Hall D 6'3" 200 Oct. 18, 1991 A Minnesota
Nick Bjugstad Blaine C 6'4" 190 July, 17, 1992 A Minnesota
Max Gardiner Minnetonka C 6'2" 175 May 7, 1992 A Minnesota
Zane Gothberg Thief River Falls G 6'0" 180 Aug. 20, 1992 A North Dakota
Brock Nelson Warroad C 6'2" 205 Oct. 15, 1991 A North Dakota
Joe Faust Bloomington Jefferson D 5'10" 190 Nov. 11, 1991 B Princeton
Tyson Fulton Breck RW 5'11" 190 Sept. 19, 1991 B ----
Garrett Hendrickson Virginia C 6'0" 165 June 29, 1992 B ----
Caleb Herbert Bloomington Jefferson C 5'9" 180 Oct. 12, 1991 B UM-Duluth
Justin Holl Minnetonka D 6'2" 170 Jan. 30, 1992 B Minnesota
Christian Isackson St. Thomas Academy RW 6'0" 175 Jan. 20, 1992 B Minnesota
Ben Marshall Mahtomedi D 5'8" 160 Aug. 30, 1992 B Minnesota
Andrew Prochno Minnetonka D 5'10" 170 Nov. 3, 1991 B St. Cloud State
Brett Stern Centennial D 6'1" 175 March 2, 1992 B ----
Joey Benik St. Francis C 5'9" 150 Jan. 26, 1992 C St. Cloud State
Chris Casto Hill-Murray D 6'0" 200 Dec. 27, 1991 C ----
Will Corrin International Falls D 6'0" 160 Aug. 1, 1991 C ----
Justin Crandall St. Thomas Academy LW 5'9" 175 April 5, 1992 C ----
Tyler Dietzler Bloomington Jefferson C 5'10" 165 Dec. 26, 1991 C ----
Alex Fons Hopkins G 6'0" 180 Oct. 10, 1991 C ----
Max Gaede Woodbury RW 6'1" 175 March 27, 1992 C MSU-Mankato
Brett Hebel Warroad LW 6'0" 205 March 15, 1992 C ----
Adam Krause Hermantown C 6'0" 175 Sept. 12, 1991 C UM-Duluth
Jim Kruger Minnetonka G 6'3" 185 Jan. 6, 1992 C ----
Tyler Larson Moorhead W 6'2" 185 Dec. 20, 1991 C ----
Jake Meyers Benilde-St. Margaret's G 6'0" 170 Jan. 12, 1992 C ----
John Skrbec Grand Rapids RW 6'0" 165 Feb. 20, 1992 C ----
Charlie Taft Edina RW 6'1" 175 Sept. 12, 1991 C ----
Sam Windle Osseo D 6'4" 185 March 10, 1992 C ----

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