Top 250 US Prospect Rankings: 2004s

Posted on January 14, 2020

Neutral Zone is pleased to release our Top 250 US prospects born in 2004. The 2004’s are the most highly scouted birth year in amateur hockey as they are eligible for the OHL Draft, QMJHL Draft, USHL Draft and the NTDP. All of these players ranked 1-250 have been evaluated by our scouting staff both…

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OHL Draft Mid-Term Rankings: Top 300 Ontario

Posted on January 10, 2020

Neutral Zone is pleased to announce the release of our OHL Draft Mid-Term Rankings for the top 300 prospects born in Ontario and/or playing in Ontario this season. This report comes after the Preliminary Rankings released by Neutral Zone in late December (ranking players by league) that can be accessed here. Our scouting staff, consisting…

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NAHL Goalie Reports & Rankings-(Sept – Nov)

Posted on January 5, 2020

In the first two months of the season, we had several of our goalie scouts overseeing the net minders in the NAHL and how they performed, improved or struggled. Some of the games we viewed were from the NAHL showcase and others were games that scouts were at or the game was evaluated by video….

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USHL Goalies – September Reports & Rankings

Posted on November 20, 2019

The USHL put on a great event in Pittsburgh with the USHL Fall Classic September 26th-29th in which the league showcased all 16 teams at this event. Unbelievable talent and prospects who were scouted by numerous NCAA and NHL coaches and scouts alike all weekend. Neutral Zone had several scouts in attendance in addition to…

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OHL Draft Top 300 Ontario Mid Term Rankings

Posted on January 31, 2019

After the Toronto Marlies Holiday Tournament, Neutral Zone’s Ontario staff, led by Paul O’Hagan, compiled scouting reports and rankings from September to end of December to compile our Mid-Term OHL Draft Rankings. Each player was ranked in November for the preliminary rankings so the chart below shows that some players have climbed since then, stayed…

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Mass High School Report 1: Top 150

Posted on January 22, 2019

Neutral Zone has been producing free recaps (over 30) with highlighting of the scoring plays, our views on the better players, and opinions on the games on our new Mass High School Site since the beginning of December. We have seen the following teams so far this season: Andover, Arlington Catholic, Arlington, Austin Prep, BC High,…

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USA Hockey Select 17 National Development Camp Rankings

Posted on July 11, 2018

Neutral Zone scouts were in attendance for all six days and every game of the USA Hockey National Development Camp, hosted in Buffalo, NY. We have evaluated and graded every skater and goalie, as can be seen below organized by position (forwards/defensemen/goalies) and subsequent grades (A, A-, B+, …). The higher the player falls within their…

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USHL Phase I Draft: Top 350 Rankings (2002s)

Posted on May 7, 2018

Tonight marks the USHL Phase I draft where teams will have 10 rounds of selections to acquire the rights to the best 2002’s in North America (and beyond). Neutral Zone scouts have compiled a ranking of the top 350 players in the draft. We have excluded players who have signed CHL contracts, players who have…

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Top 200 American OHL Draft Prospects

Posted on April 4, 2018

This Saturday the OHL Draft will be in full swing. At Neutral Zone, we seperate our rankings into two categories; players who played their season in the US and players who played their season in Canada. The Canadian based players have a much higher percentage of both being drafted and actually reporting to camp where…

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2018 OHL Draft Rankings: Top 300

Posted on March 30, 2018

The Ontario scouts have put together a list of the top 300 2002 birth year players playing in Ontario.  This list consists of 300 players from Major Ontario Minor Midget (2002 aged players) leagues – the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL), the Ontario Minor Hockey Association – East (OMHA-ETA), the Ontario Minor Hockey Association – South/Central…

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