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73 Players with USHL Ties Listed on 2024 NHLCS Final Rankings

April 16, 2024 - United States Hockey League (USHL) News Release


NHL Central Scouting (NHLCS) announced Tuesday the service's annual Final Rankings, which included 73 players who have played in the USHL to date.

Among the USHL ties, 10 skaters are ranked in the top 30 in North America, including first-rated Macklin Celebrini from Boston University (played for the Chicago Steel in 2022-23 where he was named the USHL Player of the Year, USHL Forward of the Year and USHL Rookie of the Year) and #2-ranked Artyom Levshunov of Michigan State (played for the Green Bay Gamblers in 2022-23 where he was named USHL All-Rookie First Team and All-USHL Third Team).

Also in the Top 30 at #4 is University of Denver defenseman Zeem Buium (USA Hockey NTDP program 2021-23), at #6 is current Tri-City Storm forward Trevor Connelly, at #10 is current Chicago Steel forward Michael Hage, at #12 is current USA Hockey NTDP forward Cole Eiserman, at #16 is current Muskegon Lumberjack forward Sacha Boisvert, at #21 is current Muskegon Lumberjack forward Matvei Gridin, at #27 is Waterloo Black Hawk forward John Mustard and at #28 is current USA Hockey NTDP forward Kamil Bednarik.

The USHL has 64 active players listed in the final rankings.

The USHL is coming off the 2023 NHL Draft, which saw the with 51 selections. The USHL has had 50-or-more NHL Draft picks in each of the last six Drafts and now has 1,041 NHL Draft picks all-time including four first overall picks: Owen Power (Buffalo Sabres - 2021), Jack Hughes (New Jersey Devils - 2019), Auston Matthews (Toronto Maple Leafs - 2016) and Rick DiPietro (New York Islanders - 2000).

By the Numbers:

73 USHL ties on the Final List (including affiliated players)

64 USHL active players on Final Rankings List

16 Member Clubs have at least one player represented on the Final List

9 USHL ties on the Final List are league alumni

2024 NHLCS Final Rankings | Players W/USHL Ties

Rank Last Name First Name Team League USHL AFFILIATION

1 CELEBRINI* MACKLIN BOSTON UNIVERSITY H-EAST CHICAGO

2 LEVSHUNOV* ARTYOM MICHIGAN STATE BIG10 GREEN BAY

4 BUIUM* ZEEV DENVER NCHC NTDP

6 CONNELLY TREVOR TRI-CITY USHL

10 HAGE MICHAEL CHICAGO USHL

12 EISERMAN COLE USA U-18 USHL

16 BOISVERT SACHA MUSKEGON USHL

21 GRIDIN MATVEI MUSKEGON USHL

27 MUSTARD JOHN WATERLOO USHL

28 BEDNARIK KAMIL USA U-18 USHL

34 KLEBER ADAM LINCOLN USHL

39 EMERY ERIC (EJ) USA U-18 USHL

43 PLANTE MAX USA U-18 USHL

44 STIGA TEDDY USA U-18 USHL

49 PROTAS ILYA DES MOINES USHL

55 HUTSON COLE USA U-18 USHL

56 SKAHAN WILL USA U-18 USHL

59 ZIEMER BRODIE USA U-18 USHL

66 GROENEWOLD ELLIOTT CEDAR RAPIDS USHL

68 BURROWS HAGEN SIOUX CITY USHL

71 HUMPHREYS CHRISTIAN USA U-18 USHL

74 VEILLEUX XAVIER MUSKEGON USHL

75 VAN VLIET LUCAS USA U-18 USHL

108 PIETILA* CHASE MICHIGAN TECH CCHA YOUNGSTOWN

113 BURNEVIK AUSTIN MADISON USHL

115 SHAHAN KADEN SIOUX CITY USHL

118 CONNOR JOE MUSKEGON USHL

120 HERRINGTON CAEDEN GREEN BAY USHL

121 ROED NOLAN TRI-CITY USHL

127 MERRILL BEN CHICAGO USHL

132 MCLAUGHLIN FINN FARGO USHL

140 ADAMS* TANNER PROVIDENCE H-EAST TRI-CITY

145 WHIPPLE JOHN USA U-18 USHL

147 MCMORROW BRENDAN USA U-18 USHL

148 LAURILA SAM USA RAPIDS USHL

172 PEAPENBURG MASON CHIPPEWA NAHL DES MOINES

173 SONDREAL JAKE DUBUQUE USHL

175 CERRATO CHARLIE YOUNGSTOWN USHL

177 PAHLSSON ERIK DUBUQUE USHL

182 KEEFE OWEN SIOUX CITY USHL

190 GOUKLER LUKE CHICAGO USHL

196 LUNSKI ALEX MINNETONKA HIGH-MN OMAHA

198 LAPOINTE NOAH USA U-18 USHL

199 PARKS LEE FARGO USHL

201 EPPERSON KRISTIAN USA U-18 USHL

209 PARDUE CHARLES USA U-18 USHL

211 KALD ERIK CEDAR RAPIDS USHL

214 GARDULA ETHAN SIOUX CITY USHL

221 SHARP ZACHARY CEDAR RAPIDS USHL

2024 NHLCS Final Rankings | Goalies W/USHL Ties

FR Last Name First Name Team League USHL Affiliation

1 YEGOROV MIKHAIL OMAHA USHL

4 KEMPF NICHOLAS USA U-18 USHL

13 PARSONS JOHN USA U-18 USHL

15 CLOUTIER LOUKA CHICAGO USHL

17 BERNSTEIN THATCHER TRI-CITY USHL

21 URBAN SAMUEL SIOUX CITY USHL

23 HEIL CALEB SIOUX FALLS USHL

25 PECK STEPHEN BISMARCK NAHL MUSKEGON

32 HENDRICKSON KAM OMAHA USHL

*USHL alumni

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