CSS Midterms Are Out

The NHL Central Scouting Bureau [url=http://www.nhl.com/news/2006/01/252338.html]has released their Midterm Rankings for the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. [/url] Three US based players top the North American rankings: [b]North American Skaters[/b] 1. D Erik Johnson, 6'4" 222 lbs, USNTDP (US) 2. C Phil Kessel, 6'0" 189 lbs, Minnesota (WCHA) 3. W Jonathan Toews, 6'1.5" 195 lbs, North Dakota (WCHA) 4. C Jordan Staal, 6'4" 209 lbs, Peterborough (OHL) 5. C Peter Mueller, 6'2.5" 210 lbs, Everett (WHL) 6. C Derick Brassard, 6'0" 174 lbs, Drummondville (QMJHL) 7. C Bryan Little, 5'10" 194 lbs, Barrie (OHL) 8. RW Chris Stewart, 6'1.5" 227 lbs, Kingston (OHL) 9. C James Sheppard, 6'1.5" 205 lbs, Cape Breton (QMJHL) 10. D Bobby Sanguinetti, 6'1.5" 182 lbs, Owen Sound (OHL) [b]North American Goaltenders[/b] 1. G Jonathan Bernier, 5'11" 180 lbs, Lewiston (QMJHL) 2. G Leland Irving, 6'0" 177 lbs, Everett (WHL) 3. G Kevin Armstrong, 6'1" 179 lbs, Spokane (WHL) [b]European Skaters[/b] 1. RW Michael Frolik, 6'1" 187 lbs, Kladno (CZE) 2. C Nicklas Backstrom, 6'0" 183 lbs, Brynas (SWE) 3. C Jiri Tlusty, 6'1" 198 lbs, Kladno (CZE) 4. C Tomas Kana, 6'0" 189 lbs, Vitkovice (CZE) 5. D Yuri Alexandrov, 6'0" 185 lbs, Cherepovets (RUS) [b]European Goaltenders[/b] 1. G Jhonas Enroth, 5'10" 174 lbs, Sodertalje (SWE) 2. G Reto Berra, 6'4" 189 lbs, Zurich (SUI) 3. G Riku Helenius, 6'3" 202 lbs, Ilves (FIN)