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AJ Michaelson was an Apple Valley standout before leaving for the USHL.

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NHL draft: Top-ranked Minnesotans

  • June 19, 2012 - 8:01 PM

TOP-RANKED MINNESOTANS

These are the top-ranked Minnesotans among North American skaters (210 ranked) and goalies (35 ranked) in the NHL Central Scouting final rankings. Europeans are ranked separately.

SKATERS

19. Brady Skjei, D, Lakeville (U.S. development team)

53. Zach Stepan, C, Hastings (Shattuck-St. Mary's)

73. Logan Nelson, C, Rogers (Victoria, WHL)

82. Adam Johnson, LW, Hibbing (Hibbing HS)

87. AJ Michaelson, C, Apple Valley (Waterloo, USHL)

105. Jacob Montgomery, LW, Oakdale (Shattuck-St. Mary's)

106. John Draeger, D, Faribault (Shattuck-St. Mary's)

117. Cody Corbett, D, Lakeland (Edmonton, WHL)

130. Will Merchant, LW, Eagan (Eagan HS)

147. Jake Bischoff, D, Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids HS)

149. Dominic Toninato, C, Duluth (Duluth East HS)

173. Justin Kloos, C, Lakeville (Lakeville South HS)

187. Grant Besse, RW, Plymouth (Benilde-St. Margaret's)

188. Lou Nanne, LW, Edina (Edina HS)

191. Grant Opperman, RW, Wayzata (Breck HS)

203. Jay Dickman, LW, Shoreview (St. Paul Johnson HS)

206. Sam Wolfe, D, Eagan (Eagan HS)

207. Eli May, D, Eagan (Eagan HS)

GOALIES

21. Collin Olson, Apple Valley (U.S. development team)

23. Alex Lyon, Baudette (Omaha, USHL)

30. Charlie Lindgren, Lakeville (Sioux Falls, USHL)

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