22 CJHL players tabbed in NHL final Draft rankings

CALGARY, Alta. – National Hockey League Central Scouting released Monday its final rankings for the 2018 NHL Draft this June in Dallas, Texas and 22 players from Canadian Junior Hockey League clubs earned spots on the list. This group features 20 CJHL skaters along with two goaltenders.

Topping the CJHL contingent among North American skaters is Okotoks Oilers (AJHL) defenceman Jacob Bernard-Docker, who was slotted 33rd overall.

He was followed by centre Jack McBain of the Toronto Jr. Canadiens (OJHL) at No. 35.

Others in the Top 100 include a trio of blueliners in Jonathon Tychonick of the Penticton Vees (BCHL), Stanislav Demin of the Wenatchee Wild (BCHL) and Seth Barton of the Trail Smoke Eaters (BCHL) who were ranked 36th, 40th and 94th respectively.

Goaltender Matt Thiessen of the Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) is the top rated CJHL netminder as he jumped seven places from the mid-term rankings moving all the way up to fourth among goaltenders in North America.

The following is the list of CJHL players and goaltenders on the 2018 NHL Central Scouting final draft rankings:

33 Jacob Bernard-Docker D Okotoks Oilers AJHL
35 Jack McBain C Toronto Jr. Canadiens OJHL
36 Jonathan Tychonick D Penticton Vees BCHL
40 Stanislav Demin D Wenatchee Wild BCHL
94 Seth Barton D Trail Smoke Eaters BCHL
108 Sean Comrie D Spruce Grove Saints AJHL
125 Brendan Budy LW Langley Rivermen BCHL
135 Angus Crookshank LW Langley Rivermen BCHL
164 Dustyn McFaul D Pickering Panthers OJHL
165 Ethan Manderville C Ottawa Jr. A Senators CCHL
173 Mason Snell D Wellington Dukes OJHL
174 Austin Wong C Okotoks Oilers AJHL
175 Matthew Kellenberger D Oakville Blades OJHL
175 Declan Carlisle D Wellington Dukes OJHL
177 Brett Stapley C Vernon Vipers BCHL
197 Josh Prokop C Vernon Vipers BCHL
198 Jasper Weatherby C/LW Wenatchee Wild BCHL
207 Maxwell Crozier D Nanaimo Clippers BCHL
208 Ben Sanderson LW Okotoks Oilers AJHL
212 Samuel Morton C Wenatchee Wild BCHL
4 Matt Thiessen G Steinbach Pistons MJHL
25 Ty Taylor G Vernon Vipers BCHL