Posted 244 days ago ago by David Fine
Storm Alum Rasmussen, Meyer also ranked
Kearney, Neb. – NHL Central Scouting listed Tri-City Storm forward Linus Weissbach the 139th-ranked North American skater for the 2017 NHL Draft in the service’s Final Rankings. Miami University forward Carson Meyer (TC: 2015-16), was rated #151 among North American skaters. NHL Central Scouting graded former Storm goaltender Dayton Rasmussen the #6 North American goaltender.
The list rates the top North American and international skaters and goalies eligible for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. The draft is set for June 23-24, 2017, at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois home of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Weissbach led the Storm with 19 goals, 28 assists, 47 points and four game-winning goals in 49 games. He was second among USHL players with 37 points (16 goals) in 33 games from November 23 – March 11. The 5-foot-9, 168-lb. speedster is 18 years old, committed to Wisconsin, and a native of Gothenburg, Sweden. Weissbach was not ranked on NHL Central Scouting’s Midterm Rankings.
Denver commit Dayton Rasmussen played for Tri-City from 2015-17 (43 GP with Storm) and was traded to Chicago in February. Rasmussen, 18, was also ranked the #6 North American Goaltender in NHL Central Scouting’s Midterm Rankings. A 2016 Clark Cup Champion, Rasmussen finished his second USHL season with two shutouts, a 17-16-2-1 record, 2.45 goals against average and .912 save percentage in 38 games.
Meyer led Tri-City with 32 goals and 51 points in 2015-16. During the postseason, he tied for second on the team with five goals and finished fourth with 11 points. His combined 37 goals during the regular and playoffs was fourth-most in a Storm season. In his freshman season, Meyer led Miami freshmen with 10 goals and 26 points in 32 games.
Last year, Wade Allison and Brandon Duhaime were listed by NHL Central Scouting in its 2016 Final Rankings. Allison moved from #192 on the Midterm list to #62 on the Final Rankings, the largest jump (130 rankings) of any player. The 2016 Clark Cup MVP was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the second round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. The Minnesota Wild selected Duhaime in the fourth round of the 2016 Draft. Call 308-338-8144 to register for 2017-18 Storm season tickets. The Viaero Center Box Office is open Monday-Friday from 11-5.