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Rayside-Balfour’s DeGrazia cracks NHL Central Scouting’s final draft rankings

CALGARY, Alta. – National Hockey League Central Scouting released their final rankings for the 2021 NHL Draft Thursday and 10 Canadian Junior Hockey League players earned their way on the list.

Leading the CJHL contingent is Brooks Bandits (AJHL) defenceman Corson Ceulemans, who was slotted 14th among North American skaters.

Next at 8th among NA skaters is Rayside-Balfour Canadians (NOJHL) centre Nick DeGrazia.

Meanwhile third in the rankings, among CJHLers, is Lindsay Muskies (OJHL) blueliner Artem Guryev.

The 2021 NHL Draft is currently slated to be held July 23-24.

Here are the CJHL players named to NHL Central Scouting’s final draft rankings list:

RANK PLAYER NAME POS. TEAM LEAGUE
14th Corson Ceulemans D Brooks Bandits AJHL
85th Nick DeGrazia C Rayside-Balfour Canadians NOJHL
99th Artem Guryev D Lindsay Muskies OJHL
124th Ryan Gillespie RW Brockville Braves CCHL
143rd Brenden Sirizzotti RW Pickering Panthers OJHL
150th Justin Ertel LW Summerside Western Capitals MHL
163rd Ranvir Gill-Shane D Kanata Lasers/Renfrew Wolves CCHL
201st Declan Ride D Oakville Blades OJHL
212th Nolan Dann RW Georgetown Raiders OJHL
222nd Payton Robinson D Burlington Cougars OJHL