top-ranked minnesotans in nhl draft

This year’s NHL Central Scouting Bureau rankings of the top Minnesotans among North American skaters:

Rank Player Hometown 2012-13 team

44 Tommy Vannelli, D Victoria Minnetonka H.S.

45 Connor Hurley, C Edina Edina H.S.

64 Teemu Kivihalme, D Savage Burnsville H.S.

77 Avery Peterson, C Grand Rapids Grand Rapids H.S.

81 Blake Heinrich, D Cambridge Sioux City (USHL)

106 Grant Besse, RW Plymouth Benilde-St. Margaret’s H.S.

132 Jonny Brodzinski, C Ham Lake St. Cloud State

140 Parker Reno, D Edina Edina H.S.

141 Neal Pionk, D Hermantown Hermantown H.S.

160 Zach Glienke, LW Burnsville Eagan H.S.

170 Jacob Jackson, C Maplewood Tartan H.S.

176 Adam Johnson, LW Hibbing Hibbing H.S.

178 Willie Raskob, D Hastings Shattuck-St. Mary’s H.S.

193 Taylor Cammarata, LW Plymouth Waterloo (USHL)

203 Justin Kloos, C Lakeville Waterloo (USHL)

209 Vinni Lettieri, C Minnetonka Lincoln (USHL)

Note: Charlie Lindgren of Lakeville (Sioux Falls, USHL) is the 19th-ranked North American goaltender.