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NHL Central Scouting Final Rankings for 2012 NHL Draft

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Yep. What the totally SEO-friendly headline said. The NHL's final Central Scouting rankings came out today. The timing on this is always a little weird, because the upcoming World U18 championships renders this list obsolete pretty quickly, but it's always fascinating to see what NHL Central Scouting is thinking.

Here are the North American skater rankings, and you can follow links to the rest.

Three out of the four players connected to colleges have ties to Michigan in Jacob Trouba(9th), Phil DiGiuseppe(22nd), and Boo Nieves(27th). Minnesota recruit Brady Skjei, Wisconsin recruit Nic Kerdiles, and Boston College recruit Michael Matheson also cracked the top 30.Nebraska-Omaha recruit Anthony Stolarz is the top college-committed goalie at 4th. Jon Gillies, who recently decommitted from Northeastern and visited Notre Dame is 6th. 96 total players are either playing college hockey or committed to play college hockey.