Posted 70 days ago ago by David Fine
Former Storm forward Meyer ranked #116 North American Skater
Kearney, Neb. – NHL Central Scouting has ranked Tri-City Storm goaltender Dayton Rasmussen the #6 North American goaltender for the 2017 NHL Draft in the service’s Midterm Rankings. Former Storm forward Carson Meyer (TC: 2015-16), now a freshman at Miami University, was listed as the #116 North American skater.
The list grades the top North American and international skaters and goalies eligible for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. The draft is set for June 23-24, 2017, at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois home of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Rasmussen is 18 years old, stands 6-foot-1 and weighs 203 pounds. In 22 games, Rasmussen has a 10-8-2-1 record, 2.45 goals against average and .913 save percentage. Rasmussen won a gold medal with the U.S. Jr. Select Team at the 2016 World Jr. A Challenge held in December. Since returning from the tournament, the native of Eden Prairie, Minnesota is tied for a league-best four wins (4-2-0-1) and is second in the USHL with a 1.66 goals against average.
Committed to Denver, Rasmussen made 14 saves and did not allow a goal in 31 minutes at the 2017 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on Tuesday, January 10 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Meyer led Tri-City with 32 goals and 51 points in 2015-16. During the postseason, he tied for second on the team with five goals and finished fourth with 11 points. His combined 37 goals during the regular and playoffs was fourth-most in a Storm season.
This season, Meyer leads all Miami freshmen with six goals and 19 points in 18 games. The 19-year-old has had a five-game point streak and a six-game point streak this season.
Last year, Wade Allison, Brandon Duhaime and Walker Duehr were listed by NHL Central Scouting in its 2016 Midterm Rankings. Allison moved from #192 on the Midterm list to #62 on the Final Rankings, the largest jump (130 rankings) of any player. The 2016 Clark Cup MVP was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the second round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. The Minnesota Wild selected Duhaime in the fourth round of the 2016 Draft.
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