NHL Central Scouting released their final rankings for the upcoming NHL Entry Draft earlier today. Among the players included on this list are six members of the Sarnia Sting Hockey Club.
Leading the way for the Sting is 6.04 centreman, Adam Ruzicka at no. 37 among North American skaters. Ruzicka, who represented his home country of Slovakia at the 2017 World Junior Hockey Championships, enjoyed a successful first Ontario Hockey League season with the Sting this year. In 61 games the rookie posted 25 goals and 21 assists for a total of 46 points. Ruzicka finished second in the OHL rookie scoring race behind Frontenacs forward Linus Nyman who scored one more goal in 7 more contests.
Next on the list is two-way forward, Ryan McGregor; ranked 107th among North American skaters. The Sting’s 2nd round pick in 2015 posted 14 goals and 27 points in 65 games this season.
NHL Central Scouting listed 35-goal scorer, Drake Rymsha as the 118th best North American skater in the draft. Plagued by injury in his draft-year, Rymsha showed scouts his offensive upside in 16-17 after posting 62 points in 65 games played. The centreman registered 20 goals and 33 points in 28 contests since joining the Sting at the trade deadline.
Next on the list is RW, Sean Josling at 203. Josling, who joined the Sting as a Free Agent in the summer of 2016, posted 10 goals and 21 points in his rookie campaign and shows tremendous offensive upside for a guy who was undrafted to the OHL.
Also included on the list was Nick Grima (D) and Aidan Hughes (G). The two were not ranked but are hopeful to be selected on NHL Draft day.