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29 NCAA Players, Recruits Invited to NHL Scouting Combine

by Jeff Cox/CHN Reporter (@JeffCoxSports)

Three current NCAA players and 26 college hockey recruits will be at the 2017 NHL Scouting Combine this week in Buffalo, N.Y.

As was the case last year, Boston University will likely carry the NCAA banner at the 2017 NHL Draft slated for June 23-24 at the United Center in Chicago. Sophomore-to-be goaltender Jake Oettinger and four recruits will all be in attendance at the combine which concludes Saturday.

Michigan defenseman Luke Martin and St. Cloud State forward Ryan Poehling are the other current NCAA players who will be at the combine.

Boston College recruit Eeli Tolvanen, a Finnish center who skated for the Sioux City Musketeers in the USHL, is projected to be the first player selected with NCAA ties.

In total, 19 college hockey programs will be represented at the NHL Scouting Combine. Players go through interviews with interested NHL organizations and a rigorous testing regimen on Saturday.

Current Players

Luke Martin, Michigan
Jake Oettinger, Boston University
Ryan Poehling, St. Cloud State


Michael Anderson, Waterloo Black Hawks (Minnesota-Duluth)
Evan Barratt, U.S. NTDP U-18 (Penn State)
Shane Bowers, Waterloo Black Hawks (Boston University)
Cameron Crotty, Brockville Braves (Boston University)
David Farrance, U.S. NTDP U-18 (Boston University)
Mario Ferraro, Des Moines Buccaneers (Massachusetts)
Max Gildon, U.S. NTDP U-18 (New Hampshire)
Kale Howarth, Trail Smoke Eaters (Connecticut)
Tyler Inamoto, U.S. NTDP U-18 (Wisconsin)
Nathan Knoepke, U.S. NTDP U-18 (Minnesota)
Kasper Kotkansalo, Sioux Falls Musketeers (Boston University)
Cale Makar, Brooks Bandits (Massachusetts)
Ben Mirageas, Chicago Steel (Providence)
Thomas Miller, U.S. NTDP U-18 (Michigan State)
Grant Mismash, U.S. NTDP U-18 (North Dakota)
Casey Mittelstadt, Eden Prairie High School (Minnesota)
Joshua Norris, U.S. NTDP U-18 (Michigan)
Keith Petruzzelli, Muskegon Lumberjacks (Quinnipiac)
Clayton Phillips, Fargo Force (Minnesota)
Cayden Primeau, Lincoln Stars (Northeastern)
Dayton Rasmussen, Chicago Steel (Denver)
Jack Rathbone, Dexter School (Harvard)
Scott Reedy, U.S. NTDP U-18 (Minnesota)
Dylan Samberg, Hermantown High School (Minnesota-Duluth)
Eeli Tolvanen, Sioux City Musketeers (Boston College)
Reilly Walsh, Proctor Academy (Harvard)


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