Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Three Sea Dogs Make Midterm Rankings

Three Sea Dogs cracked NHL Central Scouting’s midterm rankings for the 2016 draft, which were released this morning.

Defenseman Luke Green was the highest ranked Saint John skater, coming in at No. 37 on the list of North American skaters. Forward Nathan Noel, who went undrafted last year, was ranked 136th while defenseman Oliver Felixson was placed at 142nd.

Meanwhile, defenseman Marshall Rifai, an eighth-round pick of the Sea Dogs in the 2014 QMJHL Entry Draft, was ranked 99th. Rifai, a Beaconsfield, Quebec native, is playing high school hockey in Connecticut this season and his committed to Harvard University.

Another Sea Dogs prospect, Northeastern committed forward Jamie Armstrong, was ranked 133rd.

London’s Matthew Tkachuk topped the North American list. Val-d’Or’s Julien Gauthier was the highest ranked QMJHL player coming in at No. 4.

Photo: Marc Henwood/Station Nation

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