Posted 176 days ago ago by David Fine
Kearney, Neb. – Tri-City Storm goaltender Dayton Rasmussen and forwards Paul Washe, Wyatt Bongiovanni and Adam Goodsir have been ranked on NHL Central Scouting’s Preliminary List for the 2017 NHL Draft.
Each of the four were given “C” ratings, indicating they are candidates to be a 4th, 5th or 6th round pick in the NHL Draft, which takes place June 23-24, 2017 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
The list grades players on a scale of “A” (first-round candidate), “B” (2nd/3rd round), “C” or limited viewing (injured players).
Rasmussen, a second-year netminder, is 2-0-0-1 with a 1.60 goals against average and a .939 save percentage in three games. A commit to Denver, Rasmussen is 17 years old.
Washe is 17 years old and committed to Western Michigan. The returner leads the team with three goals, tied for fourth in the USHL.
Bongiovanni, 17, is tied for the team’s points lead (3) and was acquired by the Storm in August in exchange for a draft pick and forward Collin Rutherford. The 17-year-old center is a native of Birmingham, Michigan.
Goodsir, 18, is in his first USHL season. The Denver commit has a point and a plus-two rating in four games.
For perspective, the list has the potential to change mightily over the course of the season; NHL Central Scouting lists players in a Midterm ranking and a final ranking before the draft.
Last season, former Storm forward Wade Allison was not ranked on the preliminary list, but made the Midterm list as the 192nd ranked North American skater. Allison leaped 130 spots in the final ranking to #62, the biggest jump of any player in the world. The Clark Cup MVP was picked by the Philadelphia Flyers in the second round, , 52nd overall, in the 2016 Draft.
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