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Graham and Flamand Ranked on Midterm Rankings for Upcoming NHL Draft

January 12, 2022 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Kelowna Rockets News Release

Kelowna Rockets centre Nolan Flamand
Kelowna Rockets centre Nolan Flamand
(Kelowna Rockets, Credit: Steve Dunsmoor)

Kelowna Rockets centremen Max Graham and Nolan Flamand were been named to NHL Central Scouting's Midterm Rankings of the top North American skaters eligible for the 2022 NHL Draft issued on Wednesday by the NHL Central Scouting Service.

Graham has posted 16 points (7G, 9A), 12 penalty minutes and a +6 plus/minus rating over 29 games this season.

Through 29 games this season, Flamand has put up 24 points (5G, 19A), 4 penalty minutes and a +17 plus/minus rating.

Flamand was not listed on earlier editions of the Central Scouting Rankings this season.

The Rockets will be without Flamand for the next three to five weeks, the Saskatoon, Sask. product suffered a lower-body injury on January 2 against the Vancouver Giants.

In its 47th year of operation, NHL Central Scouting provides evaluation and scouting of draft-eligible players to NHL member clubs. Headed by Director of Central Scouting Dan Marr, NHL Central Scouting employs eight full-time scouts throughout North America.

The 2022 draft is scheduled to be held at Bell Centre in Montreal, with the first round July 7 and Rounds 2-7 on July 8. The NHL Draft was held virtually in 2020 and 2021 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus. The NHL Draft Lottery to determine the first 16 picks in the draft will be announced at a later date.

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Kelowna Rockets centre Nolan Flamand
Kelowna Rockets centre Nolan Flamand

(Steve Dunsmoor)

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