NHL Central Scouting Service released its November Preliminary Players to Watch List for the 2015 NHL Draft. Led by Boston University freshman Jack Eichel, Boston College defenseman Noah Hanifin and Michigan defenseman Zach Werenski, the 2015 NHL Draft could be a banner year for college hockey players and recruits.
Eichel, Hanifin and Werenski were all ranked as 'A' players by Central Scouting. BU recruit Jordan Greenway of the USNTDP, Michigan recruit Kyle Connor of the Youngstown Phantoms and Minnesota commit Thomas Novak of the Waterloo Black Hawks were also listed as 'A' players. Novak's Waterloo teammate Brock Boesser, who recently de-committed from Wisconsin, is the only other college recruit listed as an 'A' player. An 'A' player is defined by NHL Central Scouting Service as a player projected to be picked in the first round.
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