The North American Hockey League has announced that several players with NAHL ties have been recognized by NHL Central Scouting, including Titans forward Nick Ring who was listed as “C” player.
Eight players with NAHL ties have been recognized on the National Hockey League’s (NHL) ‘Prospects to Watch’ list for 2022 draft-eligible players with the release of NHL Central Scouting’s preliminary list of players to watch in North America and Europe.
The list included two players that are currently playing in the NAHL this season and six former players now playing in another league who all played in the NAHL during the 2020-21 season.
The lists, comprised of “A,” “B” and “C” players for the upcoming season in each of the major junior hockey leagues, are sent to NHL team scouts for the purpose of tracking the top draft-eligible players entering the 2021-22 season. All “A” skaters have been identified as potential first-round picks, while “B” players are considered second- or third-round candidates. The players on the “C” list are thought to be fourth-, fifth- or sixth-round possibilities. Central Scouting’s preliminary rankings will be revealed in November.
NHL Central Scouting’s preliminary rankings will be revealed in November, then NHL Central Scouting will release its midseason rankings of 2022 draft-eligible players in January, followed by its final rankings in April.
The Montreal Canadiens will host the 2022 NHL Draft at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec. Next year’s Draft will be held over two days on July 7-8, 2022.
Ring, in his first year of playing junior hockey, is eighth on the team in total points with six (2 goals and 4 assists).