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2016 NHL Draft: NHL Central Scouting Preliminary Players to Watch

Kieffer Bellows
Kieffer Bellows
Matt Christians

NHL Central Scouting released their first list for the 2016 NHL Draft today. The list features 100 players, all unranked, that are potential draft picks in next year's NHL Draft.

The full list can be seen here.

Among the notable names on the list:

-Auston Matthews, formerly of the NTDP who is expected to be the top overall pick in next year's Draft.

-BCHL super-recruits Tyson Jost and Dante Fabbro, who have both announced they will return to Penticton next season, preserving their college eligibility. Jost is reportedly deciding between Denver and North Dakota. Fabbro is reportedly interested in those two schools plus Wisconsin.

-The largest group of Americans listed came from the NTDP with 12 players split between last year's U17 and U18 teams.

-Among the European players, Minnesota commit William Fallstrom, who played last year in Djurgarden, makes the list.

-Boston University(Keller, Bellows, MacAvoy), Minnesota(Fallstrom, Rossini, Lindgren), and Minnesota Duluth(Tufte, Graham, Anderson) each have three commits on the list