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Former Madison Capitol's AAA Player Mick Messner Named to NHL Central Scouting Preliminary List

10/14/2016, 12:45am CDT
By USHL Website

2 Current Madison Capitols (USHL) Added To Central Scouting

Former Madison Capitol AAA forward Mick Messner who played 6 seasons in our AAA program and currently plays for the USHL team along with teammate Kamil Saldlocha

NHL Central Scouting released their Preliminary Players to Watch list for the 2017 NHL Draft. The annual list identifies players using the following criteria:


  • A Rating – Indicates a 1st round candidate
  • B Rating – Indicates a 2nd/3rd round candidate
  • C Rating – Indicates a 4th/5th/6th round candidate
  • LV (Limited Viewing) – Injured players who have not had sufficient viewings to be categorized


68 players on USHL rosters this season were named to the list. The 68 players is the second most amount of prospects listed for any junior league in the world. 49 of the 68 players have NCAA Division I college commitments. In addition, eight USHL alumni, seven of which are playing college hockey, were named to the September list. The news comes after the 2016 NHL Draft in which the USHL had 30 or more players selected in four consecutive NHL Drafts.


The USHL will feature top NHL Draft-eligible talent in the annual USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Sioux Falls, SD on January 10, 2017.




15 USHL teams featured multiple players on NHL Central Scouting’s list: Team USA (18), Green Bay Gamblers (6), Muskegon Lumberjacks (6), Fargo Force (5), Sioux Falls Stampede (4), Tri-City Storm (4), Chicago Steel (3), Des Moines Buccaneers (3), Omaha Lancers (3), Sioux City Musketeers (3), Waterloo Black Hawks (3), Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (2), Dubuque Fighting Saints (2), Lincoln Stars (2), Madison Capitols (2). All 17 USHL member clubs had at least one player listed on the Preliminary List. 








A Shane Bowers Waterloo Black Hawks  
A Casey Mittelstadt Green Bay Gamblers  University of Minnesota
A Eeli Tolvanen Sioux City Musketeers Boston College
A Maxim Zhukov Green Bay Gamblers   
B Alexis Binner Green Bay Gamblers  University of Maine
B Tyler Inamoto Team USA University of Wisconsin
B Nate Knoepke Team USA  
B Tommy Miller Team USA Michigan State University
B Ben Mirageas Bloomington Thunder Providence College
B Grant Mismash Team USA University of North Dakota
B RJ Murphy Dubuque Fighting Saints Harvard University
B Josh Norris Team USA University of Michigan
B Michael Pastujov Team USA University of Michigan
B Keith Petruzzelli Muskegon Lumberjacks Quinnipiac University
B Clayton Phillips Fargo Force  University of Minnesota
B Cayden  Primeau Lincoln Stars Northeastern University
B Scott Reedy Team USA University of Minnesota
B Jakub Sirota Cedar Rapids RoughRiders  
C Jacob Acton Omaha Lancers  
C Mikey Anderson Waterloo Black Hawks University of Minnesota Duluth
C Evan Barratt Team USA Penn State University
C Ryan Bischel Fargo Force Clarkson University
C Wyatt Bongiovanni Tri-City Storm  
C Ronald Brickey Muskegon Lumberjacks Western Michigan University
C Adam Brizgala Muskegon Lumberjacks  
C Joey Cassetti Team USA Boston College
C Logan Cockerill Team USA Boston University
C Ben Copeland Waterloo Black Hawks  
C Evan Dougherty Fargo Force Bowling Green State University
C Charlie Dovorany Fargo Force University of Minnesota Duluth
C Josh Dunne Green Bay Gamblers  
C David Farrance Team USA Boston University
C Mario Ferraro Des Moines Buccaneers Western Michigan University
C Max Gildon Team USA University of Wisconsin
C Adam Goodsir Tri-City Storm University of Denver
C Corson Green Chicago Steel University of New Hampshire
C Matthew Hellickson Sioux City Musketeers University of Notre Dame
C Randy Hernandez Team USA  
C Keeghan Howdeshell Muskegon Lumberjacks Ferris State University
C Logan Hutsko Team USA Boston College
C Isaac Johnson Des Moines Buccaneers  
C Michael Karow Youngstown Phantoms  
C Phil Kemp Team USA Brown University
C Jesper Kokkila Chicago Steel  
C Kasper Kotkansalo Sioux Falls Stampede  
C John Leonard Green Bay Gamblers University of Massachusetts
C Josh Maniscalco Team USA University of Minnesota
C Connor Mayer Sioux City Musketeers University of Connecticut
C Marc McLaughlin Cedar Rapids RoughRiders  
C Brannon McManus Omaha Lancers University of Minnesota
C Mick Messner Madison Capitols University of Wisconsin
C Nolan Moyle Green Bay Gamblers Michigan State University
C Matthew Murray Fargo Force University of Massachusetts
C Matthew Quercia Sioux Falls Stampede Boston University
C Dayton Rasmussen Tri-City Storm University of Denver
C Brendan Rons Omaha Lancers Michigan Tech
C Jan Ruzicka Des Moines Buccaneers  
C Kamil Sadlocha Madison Capitols Ohio State University
C Adam Scheel Team USA University of Notre Dame
C Graham Slaggert Team USA University of Notre Dame
C John St. Ivany Sioux Falls Stampede Yale University
C Keenan Suthers Muskegon Lumberjacks Western Michigan University
C Jeremy Swayman Sioux Falls Stampede  
C Eero Teravainen Lincoln Stars  
C Jordan Timmons Muskegon Lumberjacks University of Connecticut
C Santeri Virtanen Dubuque Fighting Saints  
C Reilly Walsh Chicago Steel Harvard University
C Paul Washe Tri-City Storm Western Michigan University

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