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2016 Frozen Four: Players to Watch

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No other event in the college hockey season brings in casual fans like the Frozen Four. And for fan that maybe follows the NHL, but isn't as familiar with NCAA hockey, this year's Frozen Four field is a real treat. Four of the top six teams in the country are playing for the national championship this year, which means all four line-ups are loaded with NHL talent.

We've broken down some of the top players to keep an eye on as future NHL prospects, using our recently completed list of the Top 100 NHL Prospects in the NCAA.  25 out of the 100 players to make our list are playing in the Frozen Four this weekend, including four players that made the top ten. There's a lot of talent playing this weekend that will be playing in the NHL very soon. We've also added a few players that just missed the cut on our rankings, but are definitely worth keeping an eye on.

Boston College

#3 Ian McCoshen, Defense, Florida Panthers

#4 Steve Santini, Defense, New Jersey Devils

#5 Colin White, Forward, Ottawa Senators

#14 Zach Sanford, Forward, Washington Capitals

#15 Alex Tuch, Forward, Minnesota Wild

#17 Miles Wood, Forward, New Jersey Devils

#41 Ryan Fitzgerald, Forward, Boston Bruins

#48 Thatcher Demko, Goalie, Vancouver Canucks

#58 Adam Gilmour, Forward, Minnesota Wild

#63 Chris Calnan, Forward, Chicago Blackhawks


#73 Connor Clifton, Defense, Arizona Coyotes

#75 Devon Toews, Defense, New York Islanders

#98 Sam Anas, Forward, Free Agent

Michael Garteig, Goalie

Chase Priskie, Defense

North Dakota

#2 Brock Boeser, Forward, Vancouver Canucks

#8 Nick Schmaltz, Forward, Chicago Blackhawks

#19 Troy Stecher, Defense, Free Agent

#38 Christian Wolanin, Defense, Ottawa Senators

#39 Tucker Poolman, Defense, Winnipeg Jets

#43 Paul LaDue, Defense, Los Angeles Kings

#61 Gage Ausmus, Defense, San Jose Sharks

#88 Keaton Thompson, Defense, Anaheim Ducks

#100 Drake Caggiula, Forward, Free Agent

Luke Johnson, Forward, Chicago Blackhawks

Austin Poganski, Forward, St. Louis Blues


#12 Danton Heinen, Forward, Boston Bruins

#49 Troy Terry, Forward, Anaheim Ducks

#86 Will Butcher, Defense, Colorado Avalanche

Dylan Gambrell, Forward, 2016 Draft Eligible

Trevor Moore, Forward, Free Agent

Quentin Shore, Forward, Ottawa Senators

Blake Hillman, Defense, 2016 Draft Eligible