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Fifteen USPHL Alumni Listed On NHL Central Scouting Preliminary Players To Watch List

By USPHL Staff, 10/21/21, 7:30PM EDT

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The United States Premier Hockey League is proud of all 15 of its alumni who were listed on the first NHL Central Scouting Preliminary Players To Watch List for the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. The Draft will be held July 7-8, 2022, at the Bell Centre in Montreal, tentatively the first publicly attended draft since 2019, held prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Players on the Preliminary Players To Watch List are listed simply as A, B or C-rated players. A players are first round candidates, while B players are second and third round candidates, and C players are fourth through sixth round candidates. The players listed below have passed through at least one of four different USPHL leagues - the National Collegiate Development Conference, the USPHL Premier, USPHL 18U and USPHL 16U - and in some cases more than one level. 

 

B-Rated Players

Jackson Dorrington, D - Boston Junior Bruins, NCDC 2020-21

Dorrington, an ‘04, committed to Northeastern University while with the Junior Bruins last season. He played the full season for Mike Anderson’s squad, posting two goals and 18 assists for 20 points in 33 regular season games. He also added three assists in six postseason games as the Junior Bruins advanced to the NCDC Dineen Cup semifinals. He is currently playing in the USHL for the Des Moines Buccaneers, after playing for Team USA in the Hlinka-Gretzky Cup this summer. 

 

David Goyette, C - P.A.L. Jr. Islanders, NCDC 2020-21

A 2004-born native of Saint-Jerome, Que., Goyette played four regular season games for the Jr. Islanders in 2020-21, and registered six points. He is currently playing for the Sudbury Wolves of the OHL. 

 

Ryan Healey, D - Boston Advantage, USPHL 16U/NCDC 2020-21

Healey, a teammate at the Hlinka-Gretzky Cup of Jackson Dorrington and Cameron Lund, played in four USPHL 16U games, posting four points. He also played in two NCDC games, but did not register a point. The ‘04 Hull, Mass., native is committed to Harvard University after playing for his current team, the USHL’s Sioux City Musketeers. 

 

Mats Lindgren, D - Chicago Cougars, USPHL Premier 2020-21

An ‘04 from North Vancouver, B.C., played in 10 games for the Cougars last season, picking up two goals and nine assists for 11 points, prior to joining his current team, the WHL’s Kamloops Blazers. 

 

Cameron Lund, C - Boston Junior Bruins, NCDC 2020-21

The 2004-born Lund grew up in Bridgewater, Mass., and played youth hockey for both the South Shore Kings and Junior Bruins. Years later, he would be a major cog in the machine for the 2020-21 Junior Bruins NCDC team, from which he committed to Northeastern along with teammate Dorrington. Last season, Lund posted 17-17-34 totals in 40 games, and he added six more points in six playoff games. Lund is currently playing in the USHL for the Green Bay Gamblers. 

 

C-Rated Players

Micah Berger, LW - Rockets Hockey Club, USPHL 18U 2020-21

The 2004-born native of Bethesda, Md., played primarily for the Rockets Hockey Club 16U team, but also played in one USPHL 18U league game, registering three goals and one assist. 

 

Jack Brandt, C - South Shore Kings, NCDC 2020-21

Brandt (‘04/Columbus, Ohio) joined the Kings for seven games in 2020-21, registering a goal and an assist. 

 

James Fisher, C - Boston Junior Bruins, USPHL 16U 2019-20

A future Northeastern teammate of fellow Junior Bruins program alumni Jackson Dorrington and Cameron Lund, Fisher played in 27 USPHL 16U games in 2019-20, posting 6-5-11 totals, and he also appeared in five postseason games. 

 

Jacob Guevin, D - Northwood School, USPHL 18U 2019-20

A Nebraska-Omaha commit, the ‘03 out of Drummondville, Que., played in 12 USPHL 18U league games in 2019-20, posting a 5-11-16 line. He added an assist in three playoff games. He currently plays for the USHL’s Muskegon Lumberjacks. 

 

Tyler Muszelik, G - Rockets Hockey Club, USPHL 16U 2019-20

Muszelik (‘04/Long Valley, N.J.) never lost a USPHL game in his time in the league, going 8-0 in the regular season and 2-0, all as a true 15U player (the Rockets 15U team played as the Rockets HC Black team in the USPHL 16U American Division in 2019-20). The University of New Hampshire recruit currently plays for the U.S. National Team Development Program’s 18U squad. 

 

Cedricson Okitundu, D - Fresno Monsters, USPHL Premier 2020-21

Okitundu (‘04/Waterloo, Ont.) joined the Monsters in their inaugural USPHL season last year, posting six goals and eight assists for 14 points in 15 games. He also had a goal in the playoffs for a team that eventually reached the Premier National Championship tournament. He currently plays for the OHL’s Erie Otters. 

 

Owen Paskowski, D - Boston Bandits, USPHL 16U, 2017-18 / Twin City Thunder, NCDC 2020-21

The ‘04 from Plymouth, Mass., played up a few levels from his regular 13U team to the Bandits’ 16U squad for four regular season games in 2017-18. Three years later, he was back in the USPHL with the Thunder of the NCDC, playing in 12 games for the Auburn, Maine-based team. Paskowski also played youth hockey for the South Shore Kings and Junior Bruins in his early career. 

 

Nick Ring, C - Boston Advantage, NCDC 2020-21

Ring (‘03/Hingham, Mass.) was a career Advantage player and an obvious choice as one of the leaders of their first NCDC team last year. Ring posted 13 goals and eight assists for 21 points in 43 games, and two more assists in three playoff games. He is committed to the University of New Hampshire. 

 

Dylan Silverstein, G - Islanders Hockey Club, USPHL 16U 2018-19

Silverstein (‘04/Calabasas, Calif.) is a creasemate of Muszelik with the NTDP 18U team, but well before that, he helped the Islanders Hockey Club win the USPHL 16U National Championship in 2019. During the regular season, he played 13 games and went 10-2 on the season. 

 

Cameron Whitehead, G - Utica Jr. Comets, NCDC 2020-21

Whitehead (‘03/Orleans, Ont.) gets another shot at the NHL Draft, as he was among those listed in the Final Rankings for the 2021 Draft. Whitehead was the clear No. 1 for the 2020-21 Jr. Comets, as he played in 29 games and put up an 11-12-3-0 record for the campaign, and he also played in two postseason games. He currently tends net for the Lincoln Stars of the USHL. 

 

Organizational Alumni Listed In Preliminary Players To Watch List

Grayson Badger - Former South Shore Kings Youth Player

 

Brady Berard - Former South Shore Kings and Boston Junior Bruins Youth Player

 

William Hughes - Former Islanders Hockey Club and Boston Junior Bruins Youth Player

 

Bobby Landry - Former Boston Advantage Youth Player

 

Declan Loughnane - Former non-USPHL South Shore Kings 18U Split-Season Midget Player

 

Conor Sullivan - Former non-USPHL Boston Junior Bruins (Little Bruins) Split-Season Midget Player