The NHL Central Scouting's Futures List for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft features 22 Minnesota natives among the 148 North American skaters.
The group is mix of current high school standouts and those playing in the U.S. Hockey League and elsewhere. Players are listed on the NHL website alphabetically and without an assigned ranking.
Of the Minnesotans, 15 played high school hockey in Minnesota during the 2015-16 season, six played in the USHL or in Ann Arbor with the U.S. National Team Development Program and one in Major Junior hockey with the Western Hockey League.
Forwards Casey Mittelstadt (Eden Prairie High School, pictured) and Prior Lake’s Scott Reedy (U.S. Under-18 Team) are possible first round picks in the 2017 NHL Draft held in Chicago. Let’s Play Hockey Magazine compiled a handy list of Minnesotans.