NTDP & USHL Futures Draft Top 115 American 2002’s

Neutral Zone released its midterm NTDP/USHL Top 100 Prospects in December and since then our scouts have continued to scout and evaluate the top 2002 born prospects born in the US. In the midterm rankings we rank the players by A, B and C where the A’s are likely to make NTDP, B players are likely to make the NTDP Camp and the C rated prospects are players who have a shot at making the camp. Some players’ stock has risen since the first half of the season, some have fallen and there are also over 10 new players added to the list.

Each year there is a different number of players selected to the NTDP Evaluation Camp but it’s typically around 50 players so more then half this list will not be selected to the NTDP Camp, but will be highly pursued in the USHL Futures Draft.

Also, this list is not a reflection of USA Hockey’s opinion of these players; we are an independent scouting agency comprised of over 50 qualified scouts from across North America.

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Ranking Name Team Commitment Midterm  Star Rate
1 Antonio Stranges Little Caesar’s U16 Michigan A 5
2 Dylan Peterson CIH Academy Boston University A 5
3 Ty Smilanic CO Thunderbirds U16 Denver A 5
4 Jackson Kunz Grand Forks Red River HS North Dakota A 4.75
5 Wyatt Schingoethe Chicago Misson U16 Notre Dame A 4.75
6 Stephen Halliday Toronto Marlboros U15 A 4.75
7 Tanner Latsch Honeybaked U16 Wisconsin A 4.75
8 Matthew Beniers Milton Academy A 4.75
9 Jason Siedem Avon Old Farms Boston College A 4.5
10 Blake Biondi Hermantown HS Minnesota Duluth B 4.5
11 Alexandros Gaffney North Jersey Avalanche U16 Harvard B 4.5
12 Luke Tuch Buffalo Jr. Sabres U16  Boston University B 4.5
13 Ryan Kirwan Avon Old Farms Penn State A 4.5
14 Thomas Bordeleau College Esther-Blondin Phenix B 4.5
15 Patrick Schmiedlin Culver Academy Prep B 4.5
16 Zachary Michaelis Elk River HS Nebraska-Omaha C 4.25
17 Johnny Waldron Chicago Fury U16 NR 4.25
18 Landon Slaggert Chicago Misson U16 Notre Dame B 4.25
19 Ty Tullio Vaughn Kings B 4.25
20 Chase Bradley NJ Colonials U16/U18 Northeastern B 4.25
21 Chase Yoder Dallas Elite U16 B 4.25
22 Hunter Strand Alaska Oilers U16 Notre Dame B 4.25
23 Jimmy Doyle Chicago Mission U16 C 4.25
24 Noah Tussey Stillwater HS Minnesota C 4.25
25 Jack Smith St. Cloud Cathedral Minnesota Duluth NR 4.25
26 Nick DeSantis Selects Academy U15 Miam-Ohio B 4.25
27 Matthew Knies Pheonix Jr. Coyotes U15 C 4.25
28 Riley Piercey Toronto Marlboros U15 B 4.25
29 Aidan Thompson Colorado Thunderbirds U16 Denver C 4.25
30 Dane Dowiak Pittsburgh Jr. Penguins U16 Penn State C 4.25
31 Cole Vallese NJ Colonials U16 Providence C 4.25
32 Mackie Samoskevich Shattuck St. Mary’s U16 NR 4
33 Cameron Berg Omaha AAA U16 Nebraska-Omaha C 4
34 Hunter McKown St. Louis Jr. Blues U16 C 4
35 Brett Berard Bishop Hendricken Providence NR 4
36 Victor Czerneckianair Selects Academy U15 Quinnipiac B 4
37 Joe Miller Blake School Minnesota C 4
38 Alex Bolshakov Everett Jr. Silvertips U16 C 4
39 Jackson Kocur Honeybaked U16 C 4
40 Anthony Cipollone Loomis Chaffee Vermont C 4
41 Avery Hayes Honeybaked U16 NR 4
42 Jack Williams Selects Academy U15  Northeastern C 4
43 Cole Hansen Blaine HS C 4
44 Owen Baumgartner Shattuck St. Mary’s U16 C 4
45 Anthony Calafiore Long Island Gulls U16 C 4
46 Isaac Novak Belle Tire U16 Wisconsin C 4
47 Alexander Servagno Pittsburgh Jr. Penguins U16 Ohio State C 4
48 Phillip Tresca Rivers School C 4
49 Blake Mesenberg Shattuck St. Mary’s U16 C 4
50 Jackson Nieuwendyk Dallas Elite U16 C 3.75
51 Kyle Smolen CYA U16 Arizona State C 3.75
52 Matthew DeBoer Salisbury C 3.75
53 Dominic Mufarreh Compuware U16 C 3.75
54 Aidan Cobb Kent School C 3.75
55 Tanner Dickinson Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U16 C 3.75
56 Nikolai  Dulak Mahtomedi HS C 3.75
57 Mark Estapa Little Caesar’s U15 Western Michigan C 3.75
58 Hunter Longhi St. Louis Jr. Blues U16 Harvard C 3.75
59 Hayden Helgeson Grand Forks NR 3.75
60 Ben Schoen Little Caesar’s U15 Miami-Ohio C 3.75
61 Carter Mazur Little Caesar’s U15 Michigan State C 3.75
62 Luke Kron Andover HS C 3.75
63 Tiernan Shoudy Little Caesar’s U15 Michigan State C 3.75
64 Kyle Kukkonen Osseo Maple Grove Bantam Michigan Tech C 3.75
65 Tanner Kelly Little Caesar’s U15 Michigan State C 3.75
66 Thomas Weis Chicago Mission U16 C 3.75
67 Sasha Teleguine Thayer NR 3.75

 

Defenseman

Rank Name Team Commitment Midterm Star Rating
1 Tyler Kleven Fargo Davies HS North Dakota A 5
2 Scott Morrow Shattuck St. Mary’s U16 A 4.5
3 Daniel Laatsch Team Wisconsin U16 Wisconsin A 4.5
4 Jake Sanderson Edge School North Dakota NR 4.5
5 Brock Faber Osseo-Maple Grove Bantam Notre Dame C 4.5
6 Anthony Kehrer Rink Academy Wisconsin NR 4.5
7 Jacob Truscott Little Caeasar’s U15 Michigan A 4.5
8 Eamon Powell Rochester Coalition U15 Boston College A 4.5
9 Connor Kelley Maple Grove HS Minnesota Duluth B 4.25
10 John Opilka St. Louis Jr. Blues U15 NR 4.25
11 Owen Gallatin White Bear Lake HS Minnesota Duluth C 4.25
12 Jake Ratzlaff Rosemount HS Minnesota C 4.25
13 Spencer Evans PAL Islanders U16 C 4.25
14 Avery Winslow Notre Dame Hounds NR 4.25
15 Gerard Keane Chicago Mission U16 B 4.25
16 Brandon Chabrier Long Island Gulls U16 Northeastern B 4.25
17 Jarod Crespo North Jersey Avalanche U16 Penn State B 4.25
18 Christian Jimenez Taft School Harvard C 4
19 Mitchell Smith Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U16 Michigan C 4
20 Casey Roepke Team Wisconsin U16 Wisconsin B 4
21 Victor Mancini Honeybaked U16 C 4
22 Joey Pierce Hermantown Bantams C 4
23 Stephen Davis Boston Advantage Boston College C 4
24 Nick Williams Edina HS Minnesota C 4
25 Austin Cook Selects Academy U15 Vermont C 4
26 Kyle Aucoin Chicago Mission U16 C 4
27 Luke Gramer Moorhead HS C 4
28 Ian Moore St. Mark’s C 3.75
29 Hunter Hatcher Belle Tire U16 C 3.75
30 Aydin Parekh Toronto Jr. Canadiens U15 C 3.75
31 Dominic Foglia Shattuck St. Mary’s U16 C 3.75
32 Samuel Duerr Shattuck St. Mary’s U16 C 3.75
33 Daniel Juzych Honeybaked U16 C 3.75
34 Drew Joliet Belle Tire U16 C 3.75
35 Cole Oravitz Pittsburgh Jr. Penguins U16 C 3.75
36 Ryan McDermott St. Sebastian’s C 3.75

 

Goaltenders

Rank Name Team Commitment Midterm Star Rate
1 Drew Commesso St. Sebastian’s Boston University A 4.5
2 Xavier Medina Honeybaked U16 B 4
3 Noah Grannan Milwaukee Jr Admirals U16 C 4
4 Joseph Tynan Little Caesar’s U16 B 4
5 Matthew O’Donnell Chicago Mission U15 NR 3.75
6 Jackson Dylla Phoenix Jr. Coyotes U15 C 3.75
7 Liam O’Gwen NJ Hitmen U16 C 3.75
8 Connor Bradford Boston Advantage U15 C 3.75
9 Aidan Campbell Pittsburgh Jr. Penguins U15 C 3.5
10 Levi Gho Culver U16 C 3.5

 

 

Notes

These players who were listed on the midterm ranking are not dual citizens and therefore are not eligible for NTDP.

Jacob Perreault Chicago Misson U16 B 4.25
Sahil Panwar Honeybaked U16 C 4.25
Charlie Desroches Selects Academy U15 Northeastern C 4
Max Bronstine Mississaga Rebels U15 C 4

 

There are players who have an asterik in the list because they very well may not pursue the NTDP/USHL route in pursuit of CHL

Ty Tullio Vaughn Kings B 4.25 Likely OHL
Cross Hanas Dallas Elite U16 Portland (WHL) B 4.5 Signed WHL
Aydin Parekh Toronto Jr. Canadiens U15 C 4 Potentially OHL
Riley Piercey Toronto Marlboros U15 B 4.25 Potentially OHL
Stephen Halliday Toronto Marlboros U15 A 4.5 Likely OHL