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USHL Phase I (Futures) Draft: New England Prep and High School Midseason Watch List

With the prep and high school seasons having reached the halfway point of the regular season, now is the best time to unveil this observer's midseason New England prep and high school hockey watch list for the USHL Phase I (Futures) Draft. Only 1999-born players are eligible for the 2015 USHL Futures Draft.

This observer has had the good fortune of seeing players from full season midgets and those from outside of New England at the USHL Atlantic Classic, last summer's USA Hockey Select 15 Festival and other showcases throughout this season, and those kids will be talked about later.

This watch list is purely comprised of 1999-born players eligible for May's USHL Futures Draft who play prep school hockey or high school hockey in New England. Taking a page out of NHL Central Scouting's watch list for the NHL Draft, this watch list will be broken down into A, B and C players.

An 'A' player suggests a player is a can't miss talent and should be taken in the first round or early second round of the USHL Futures Draft. A 'B' player indicates a player with good upside, but not quite worthy of an 'A' grade nationally. A 'C' player is a player this observer has noticed and thinks is a good hockey player, but is only deserving of consideration for a mid to late round pick in the USHL Futures Draft.

In April after the conclusion of the various seasons, we'll release our rankings and more in-depth notes on the 1999-born players eligible for the USHL Phase I Futures Draft.

Players are listed in alphabetical order, in accordance with draft grade.

Player DOB Pos. School Hometown Grade
Cam Burke 1/8/99 LC Noble & Greenough Boxborough, Mass. A
Philip Kemp 2/12/99 RD Brunswick School Greenwich, Conn. A
Marc McLaughlin 7/26/99 RW Cushing Academy Billerica, Mass. A
Keith Petruzzelli 2/9/99 G Springfield Cathedral Wilbraham, Mass. A
Jack Rathbone 5/20/99 LD Dexter School West Roxbury, Mass. A
Chris Brown 3/27/99 LW Groton Academy Worcester, Mass. B
Christian LeSueur 1/7/99 RC Brunswick School Greenwich, Conn. B
Craig Needham 3/31/99 LC Lawrence Academy Medford, Mass. B
Jack Nisbet 3/3/99 LW BC High Scituate, Mass. B
Zach Pellegrino 11/9/99 F The Gunnery Madison, Conn. B
Riley Prattson 4/28/99 RC Springfield Cathedral Tolland, Conn. B
Brian Scoville 3/28/99 LD Cushing Academy Agawam, Mass. B
Reilly Walsh 4/21/99 RD Proctor Academy Andover, NH B
Steve Agriogianis 1/7/99 RC Delbarton School Florham Park, NJ C
Justin Alves 6/20/99 LC Woburn High School Woburn, Mass. C
John Copeland 3/3/99 LW Belmont Hill Wellesley, Mass. C
Matt Demelis
LC Hingham High School Hingham, Mass. C
Jayson Dobay 7/27/99 LD BC High Weymouth, Mass. C
Matt Egan
LW Hingham High School Hingham, Mass. C
Cameron Gendron 2/5/99 RW Central Catholic Boxford, Mass. C
Sean Keohan 2/9/99 RD Dexter School Milton, Mass. C
Timmy Kent 8/4/99 RW Lawrence Academy Fort Lauderdale, Fla. C
Ian Murphy 4/6/99 RW BC High Braintree, Mass. C
Jay O'Brien 11/4/99 RW Dexter School Hingham, Mass. C
Thomas Samuelsen 3/3/99 RW Kimball Union Academy Williston, Vt. C
Matt Slick 3/13/99 LD Proctor Academy Laredo, Texas C
Jack Studley 4/15/99 LC BB&N Billerica, Mass. C
Devan Tongue 12/31/99 LC Springfield Cathedral Hampden, Mass. C

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Jeff Cox covers college, junior and high school hockey, NCAA recruiting and NHL Draft prospects. Follow him on Twitter @JeffCoxSports.