Posted 31 days ago ago by Kendall Grayson
Kearney, NE. – The National Hockey League’s (NHL) Central Scouting Service has ranked two Tri-City Storm players and three Storm affiliate players in the November edition of their “Players to Watch” list. All five players were given a grade of “C”, indicating that Central Scouting believes they are each a 4th, 5th, or 6th round candidate in this year’s NHL draft on June 22nd in Dallas, Texas.
Current Storm players ranked by Central Scouting are defenseman Tony Malinowski, and forward Wyllum Deveaux.
Tony Malinowski, 18, from Clarkston, MI, has skated in four games this season with the Storm and has recorded one assist. Malinowski previously announced his commitment to Minnesota State.
Wyllum Deveaux, 17, from Sackville, Nova Scotia, has skated in eight games with the Storm this season. Deveaux previously announced his commitment to Harvard.
Three Storm affiliate list players also appear in the rankings. Each USHL team has an affiliate list of players who can be called up during the season. Storm affiliate players making the list were Jack Jensen, Daniel Hilsendager, and Jack Lagerstrom.
Jack Jensen, 17, of Eden Prairie, MN, was a 4th round draft pick of the Tri-City Storm in the 2016 USHL Draft. Jensen previously announced his commitment to Minnesota. He is currently playing for Eden Prairie High School in Minnesota.
Daniel Hilsendager, 17, of Lloydminster, Saskatoon, was a 4th round draft pick of the Tri-City Storm in the 2016 USHL Draft. He previously announced his commitment to Western Michigan. He is currently playing for the Lloydminster Bobcats of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL).
Jack Lagerstrom, 17, of Edina, MN, was a 5th round selection by the Tri-City Storm in the 2015 USHL Draft. Lagerstrom is currently playing for Shattuck St. Mary’s in Faribault, MN.
Current Storm players Nate Clurman and Filip Larsson were selected in the 6th round of the 2016 NHL Draft. Nate Clurman was selected 161st overall by the Colorado Avalanche and Filip Larsson was taken six selections later, 167th overall by the Detroit Red Wings. Former Storm players Wade Allison and Brandon Duhaime were also selected in the 2016 NHL Draft. Wade Allison was taken 52nd overall in the 2nd round by Philadelphia, and Brandon Duhaime was selected 106th overall in the 4th round by Minnesota.
Several Storm alumni were also drafted this past June in the 2017 NHL Draft in Chicago, IL. Reilly Walsh was selected 81st overall in the 3rd round by New Jersey. Carson Meyer was drafted by Columbus, 179th overall in the 6th round. Linus Weissbach was the 192nd overall pick in the 7th round by Buffalo.
The Tri-City Storm congratulates Tony Malinowski, Wyllum Deveaux, Jack Jensen, Daniel Hilsendager, and Jack Lagerstrom on being named to NHL Central Scouting’s “Players to Watch” list for November, 2017. Complete List