Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Van Blaricom on Initial NHL Central Scouting Players to Watch List

(Photo credit to the Humboldt Broncos)

TORONTO – National Hockey League Central Scouting (NHLCS) announced Wednesday its preliminary ‘Players to Watch’ list as a prelude to the 2024 NHL Draft and 15 individuals from the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) are among those who have been listed.Of the group, three have been tabbed with a ‘C’ rating, which identifies them as a potential fourth or fifth round selection.They are centre Logan Sawyer of the Brooks Bandits (AJHL) along with centre Jonathan Morello of the St. Michael’s Buzzers (OJHL) and goaltender Sebastian Gatto of the Leamington Flyers (OJHL).The remaining 12 have all been ‘W’ rated and being a possible sixth or seventh round NHL draft pick.Of the entire group, 10 are forwards in the CJHL, four are defencemen and one is a goaltender.The following is the names of CJHL players named to the NHL Central Scouting preliminary ‘Players to Watch’ list:

C Jonathan Morello C St. Michael’s Buzzers OJHL
C Sebastian Gatto G Leamington Flyers OJHL
C Logan Sawyer C Brooks Bandits AJHL
W Easton Adrian D Drumheller Dragons AJHL
W Nathan Free RW Brooks Bandits AJHL
W Gavin Garland C Calgary Canucks AJHL
W Diego Johnson RW Sherwood Park Crusaders AJHL
W Lucas Lemieux D Camrose Kodiaks AJHL
W Coy Pighin C Drumheller Dragons AJHL
W Mathieu Taillefer D Brooks Bandits AJHL
W Ryan Zaremba C Sherwood Park Crusaders AJHL
W Caton Ryan C Carleton Place Canadians CCHL
W Nathan Brown LW Niverville Nighthawks MJHL
W David Green D St. Michael’s Buzzers OJHL
W Matthew Van Blaricom RW Humboldt Broncos SJHL