Boston, MA- Three players from the US Premier Hockey League’s Premier Division and three alumni of member organizations were recognized on the NHL Central Scouting Bureau’s “Players to Watch” list for 2015 draft-eligible players released on November 20.
Current players John Marino (South Shore Kings), Lucas Michaud (Portland Jr. Pirates), and Daniel Gysi (Springfield Pics) all made the list along with alumni Jack Eichel (Junior Bruins), Brien Diffley (Junior Bruins), and Connor Moynihan (Islanders Hockey Club).
Marino received a “B” rating, which means he is a potential second or third round draft pick. The North Easton, MA, native is in his first full season with the Kings Premier team after splitting time between the Premier and 18U squads last season.
Michaud and Gysi both received “C” ratings, meaning they are fourth, fifth or sixth round draft pick candidates.
Junior Bruins alum Jack Eichel received an “A” rating and is expected to be drafted with one of the top three picks.
Fellow Bruins alum Brien Diffley received a “C” rating, as did former Islanders Hockey Club 16U and 18U player Connor Moynihan.