The United States Premier Hockey League is proud to announce that eight former USPHL players, who suited up for league teams at various levels, were recognized by NHL Central Scouting by being placed in the Mid-Term Rankings for the 2022 NHL Entry Draft, scheduled for July 7-8, 2022, at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.
Below are short profiles on each player who has played games in the USPHL. We wish the best of luck to all. Watch for the NHL Central Scouting Final Rankings to be released in April 2022.
North American Goalies
3. Dylan Silverstein (Islanders Hockey Club, USPHL 16U 2018-19)
Silverstein (‘04/Calabasas, Calif.) 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. He currently plays for the U.S. National Team Development Program.
4. Cameron Whitehead (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 regular season and two playoff games for the campaign. He currently tends net for the Lincoln Stars of the USHL.
5. Tyler Muszelik (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.
5. Karlis Meszargs (Florida Eels, USPHL Elite 2019-20)
The 2003-born native of Riga, Latvia, suited up for the Florida Eels of the USPHL Elite during the 2019-20 season, tending the Eels net for 17 games and posting a 2.52 goals against average and a .924 save percentage. He currently plays for HK Riga in Russia’s MHL.
North American Skaters
37. 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 Jackson 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.
57. 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.
73. 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. The ‘04 Hull, Mass., native is committed to Harvard University after playing for his current team, the USHL’s Sioux City Musketeers.
176. 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.
The USPHL wishes the best of luck to all of its alumni who received Mid-Term rankings for the 2022 NHL Entry Draft.