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Bjugstad ranks at top of state draft class

By staff reports, 04/07/10, 2:24PM CDT


Blaine star is No. 13 on final NHL draft list of North American skaters

Blaine's Nick Bjugstad, the Hockey Hub's state Player of the Year, is ranked No. 13 on the NHL Central Scouting Service's list of North American skaters.

Bjugstad, who was named Minnesota's Mr. Hockey, is the highest ranked high school player in the state, finishing ahead of Warroad's Brock Nelson, who came in at No. 25 on the list.

Cretin-Derham Hall defenseman Mark Alt (No. 37) and two Minnetonka players, defenseman Justin Holl (No. 47) and forward Max Gardiner (No. 36) round out the top five state players on the list.

Hill-Murray defenseman Chris Casto and Breck forward Tyson Fulton went from unranked in the Central Scouting Service midterm rankings to the top 200 on the final list.

Click here for the complete list of state players.

Click here for the complete Central Scouting Service list.