18 Minnesota Products on Central Scouting 2022 Mid-Season Rankings

NHL Central Scouting released their Mid-Season Rankings for the 2022 NHL Draft this afternoon. There are 18 Minnesota products listed, headlined by Chaska native Jimmy Snuggerud at number 7 among North American Skaters. The puck savvy forward is currently playing for the USA U-18’s and is committed to the Golden Gophers for next season. Jimmy has 47 points in 43 games this season.

Defenseman Ryan Chesley also cracked the top 25 in the rankings. Chesley, who is also committed to the University of Minnesota, is Snuggerrud’s teammate on the NTDP U-18 Team. Chesley has 10 points in 41 games for USA U-18’s.

There are nine prospects listed that are currently playing Minnesota high school hockey, the highest being Chaska’s Sam Rinzel who is listed at 26. Zam Plante of Hermantown is 40th and Alex Bump of Prior Lake, is ranked 69th among North American skaters. Last season there were 16 Minnesotans on the list with eight that were playing Minnesota high school hockey.

Nine Minnesotans were taken in the 2021 NHL Draft, eight of them were on the Mid-Season rankings. The NHL Draft is scheduled to start on Thursday, July 7th.

N/A RankPlayerDOBTeamCollege
7Jimmy Snuggerud 6/1/2004USA U18Minnesota
22Ryan Chesley2/27/2004USA U18Minnesota
25Sam Rinzel6/25/2004ChaskaMinnesota
40Zam Plante8/24/2004HermantownUMD
69Alex Bump3/11/2003Prior LakeVermont
82Tristan Sarsland2/25/2004Benilde St. MargaretColorado
100Leo Gruba12/14/2003Hill-MurrayUndecided
101Daimon Gardner*1/18/2004WarroadClarkson
113Tyler Haskins7/7/2003Madison-USHLMichigan
143Gavin O’Connell2/19/2004Waterloo-USHLUMD
149Dylan Godbout5/5/2004Hill-MurrayWisconsin
170Nick Pierre4/9/2004Sioux-City-USHLWisconsin
172Aaron Pionk1/16/2003MN Wilderness-NAHLMinnesota State
218Weston Knox4/6/2004AndoverUndecided
220Finn Loftus2/12/2004BlaineUndecided
LVCruz Lucius4/5/2004USA U18Minnesota
23 GoalieHobie Hedquist2/14/2003Alberni Valley-BCHLUndecided
27 GoalieCroix Kochendorfer10/13/2003Chippewa-NAHLUndecided

*Born in Winnipeg

Complete list at NHL.COM