McCoshen Makes "A List"July 5, 2012 - United States Hockey League (USHL) Waterloo Black Hawks
Thursday, the NHL released the leading Futures List prospects for next summer, including McCoshen. The defenseman was one of four USHL players recognized and in the top tier among 36 skaters from across the globe. Central Scouting now defines an "A list" prospect as likely to be considered during the first round of the seven-round draft.
McCoshen, who turns 17 on August 5th, has spent two seasons with the Black Hawks and appeared in 97 regular season games. In 2011-2012, the 6-3, 205-pound blue-liner recorded eight goals and a dozen assists, with a +4 plus-minus rating. During 15 Clark Cup playoff contests, he added another seven points, tying for the league lead among defensemen with four goals, and was +4 once again. An assistant captain in 2011-2012, McCoshen also skated for the United States last November during the World Junior A Challenge and among the USHL's top 2012 NHL draft prospects during January's USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. McCoshen's age made him too young to be eligible for the 2012 NHL Draft.
The Black Hawks' only previous first round NHL pick was forward Peter Ferraro, chosen by the New York Rangers 24th overall in 1992. Since that selection, Waterloo's highest picks have been in the third round. During the 2012 Draft, five players with ties to the Hawks were chosen. The group included Vince Hinostroza - McCoshen's teammate in Waterloo over the past two seasons - in the sixth round by the Chicago Blackhawks. At least one past, current, or future Black Hawk has been picked during each of the past ten drafts, adding up to 25 players in total.
United States Hockey League Stories from July 5, 2012
- McCoshen Makes "A List" - Waterloo Black Hawks
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.