NHL Midget Cup Rosters and Schedules
The 2019 NHL Midget Cup starts today and runs through Sunday at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough, Mass.
The tournament is hosted by the Boston Junior Bruins and the invited teams are all under NHL ownership or are affiliated and/or sponsored by an NHL team, which explains the NHL in the tournament's name.
There are 18U, 16U, and 15U divisions, with a number of top organizations on hand, including the Chicago Mission, Little Caesar's, NJ Devils Youth, Nashville Jr. Predators, Junior Bruins, PAL Jr. Islanders, Dallas Stars, Washington Little Capitals, Colorado Avalanche, and more.
The playoffs take place on Sunday. Last year's winners were the PAL Jr. Islanders (U18), and Little Caesar's (U16, U15).
2019 NHL Midget Cup Schedule
2019 NHL Midget Cup Rosters
2019 NHL Midget Cup Tournament Rules
In case you were wondering...
The 2019 Beantown Spring Classic will run from Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10.
The 2019 Beantown Summer Classic starts Sunday, August 11 and winds up on Tuesday, August 13.
46 Former Prep Players in NHL this Season -- So Far
Last season we made two lists of former prep players who had appeared in one or more NHL games in the 2017-18 season. We did the first one around Christmas, and the final one in June. There were 57 former prep players on that final list.
There were 48 former prep players on the first list, which was restricted to NEPSIHA schools and NEPSIHA affiliates. But, over the remainder of the season, it grew to the above-mentioned 57 as nine additional players joined the ranks.
Readers appeared to like the list, so we're doing it again. We've counted 46 players.
If a player's school and date are in parentheses, that indicates the player left prep school at that time, generally for the NTDP, USHL, Major Junior, etc.
Only one former prep player, D Gavin Bayreuther, has made his NHL debut thus far this season. The New Hampshire native went undrafted. Now, he joins his cousin, D Ben Lovejoy (NJ Devils) in the show. Lovejoy was also undrafted.
Thirteen of the former prep players were first round NHL draft picks. Thirteen went undrafted and made it anyway. Keep that in your heart.
Also, 13 former prep players who were in the NHL for at least one game in 2017-18, but have not been in the league this season are listed at the end, along with their current team, which in all but one case are AHL affiliates.
Here's the list:
Brian Gibbons, F, Thayer '06/Salisbury '07 -- Undrafted
Arizona -- None
Kevan Miller, D, Berkshire '07 -- Undrafted
Noel Acciari, F, Kent '11 -- Undrafted
Matt Grzelcyk, D, (Belmont Hill '10) -- Round 3
Ryan Donato, F, Dexter ’15 – Round 2
Zach Bogosian, D, (Cushing '06) -- Round 1
Conor Sheary, F, Cushing '10 – Undrafted
Mark Jankowski, F, Stanstead '12 -- Round 1
Garnet Hathaway, F, Andover '10 -- Undrafted
Noah Hanifin, D, (St. Sebastian's '13) -- Round 1 (from Carolina)
Warren Foegele, F, St. Andrew’s College ’14 – Round 3
John Hayden, F, (Brunswick '11) -- Round 3
Dylan Sikura, F, (St. Andrew’s College ’14) – Round 6
Matt Nieto, F, (Salisbury '08) -- Round 2
AJ Greer, F, Kimball Union '14 -- Round 2
Cam Atkinson, F, Avon '08 -- Round 6
*Gavin Bayreuther, D, Holderness '12 --Undrafted
Luke Glendening, F, Hotchkiss '08 – Undrafted
Wade Megan, F, South Kent '09 -- Round 5
Edmonton -- none
Keith Yandle, D, Cushing '05 -- Round 4
Jonathan Quick, G, Avon '05 -- Round 3
Charlie Coyle, F, (Thayer '09) -- Round 1
Ryan Suter, D, (Culver Academy '01) -- Round 1
Montreal -- none
Nick Bonino, F, Avon '07 -- Round 6
Brian Boyle, F, St. Sebastian's '03 -- Round 1
Miles Wood, F, Nobles '15 -- Round 4
Ben Lovejoy, D, Deerfield '02 -- Undrafted
Cory Schneider, G, Andover '04 -- Round 1
Kevin Rooney, F, Berkshire ’12 -- Undrafted
New York Islanders – None
New York Rangers
Chris Kreider, F, Andover '09 -- Round 1
Kevin Shattenkirk, D, (Brunswick '05) -- Round 1
Kevin Hayes, F, Nobles '10 -- Round 1
Jimmy Vesey, F, (Belmont Hill '11) -- Round 3
Boo Nieves, F, Kent '12 -- Round 2
Mike Condon, G, Belmont Hill '09 – Undrafted
Colin White, F, (Nobles ’13) – Round 1
Paul Carey, F, Salisbury '07 -- Round 5
Shayne Gostisbehere, D, South Kent '11 -- Round 3
Casey DeSmith, G, (Deerfield ’09) -- Undrafted
St. Louis -- none
San Jose -- None
Alex Killorn, Deerfield '08 -- Round 3
Toronto -- none
Alex Biega, D, Salisbury '06 -- Round 5
Richard Bachman, G, Cushing '06 -- Round 4
Adam Gaudette, F, (Thayer ’14) – Round 5
Max Pacioretty, F, (Taft '06) -- Round 1
Brooks Orpik, D, Thayer '98 -- Round 1
Nic Dowd, F, Culver Academy '08 -- Round 7
Winnipeg -- None
Note: South Kent School (Gostisbehere, Megan) was a former NEPSIHA school.
These 13 players appeared in one or more NHL games last season, but none this season. Their last NHL team and current squad are listed.
Kevin Roy, F, (Deerfield '11) -- Round 4 -- Anaheim/ San Diego Gulls (AHL)
Jaycob Megna, D, (Tabor '09) -- Round 7 -- Anaheim/ San Diego Gulls (AHL)
Kyle Criscuolo, F, Choate '11 – Undrafted -- Buffalo/ Rochester Americans (AHL)
Danny O’Regan, F, St. Sebastian’s ’12 – Round 5 -- Buffalo/ Rochester Americans (AHL)
Jon Gillies, G, (Salisbury '10) -- Round 3 -- Calgary/ Stockton Heat (AHL)
David Warsofsky, D, (Cushing ’07) – Round 4 -- Colorado/ Colorado Eagles (AHL)
Brad Malone, F, (Cushing '06) -- Round 4 -- Edmonton/ Bakersfield Condors (AHL)
Connor Brickley, F, (Belmont Hill ’09) – Round 2 -- Florida/ Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL)
Torrey Mitchell, F, Hotchkiss '04 -- Round 4 -- Los Angeles/ Lausanne HC (Swiss League)
Jimmy Hayes, F, (Nobles '06) -- Round 2 -- New Jersey/ Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins (AHL)
Rob O’Gara, D, Milton ’12 – Round 5 -- NY Rangers/ Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL)
Will O'Neill, D, (Tabor '06) -- Round 7 -- Philadelphia/ Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins (AHL)
Jayson Megna, F, Tabor '09 – Undrafted -- Vancouver/ Hershey Bears (AHL)
NHL Central Scouting Midterm Rankings
To no one's surprise, NHL Central Scouting has NTDP U-18 center Jack Hughes as the top-ranked North American skater in this year's Midterm Rankings, released today. Hughes, along with #5Alex Turcotte, #6 Matt Boldy, and #7 Trevor Zegras gives the U.S. four of the top seven North American skaters, all from the NTDP. For the U.S., there's a dropoff after that, but...
The #1-ranked North American -- and American -- goaltender is the NTDP's 6'3" Spencer Knight, who was with Avon Old Farms last season, and the Mid-Fairfield Rangers program before that.
The top European skater is Kaapo Kakko, a gold medal-winning forward with the 2019 Finnish WJC squad. Kakko, who had a 2-3-5 line in 7 games in Vancouver and Victoria, was a handful for the US, to say nothing of other countries.
This year's NHL Entry Draft will be held in Vancouver, BC, June 21-22, 2019.
Here are the current and former prep players on Central's list:
North American Skaters:
6. Matt Boldy, LW, NTDP (ex-Dexter)
7. Trevor Zegras, LC, NTDP (ex-Avon)
32. Henry Thrun, LD, NTDP (ex-St. Mark's)
37. John Farinacci, RC, Dexter
43. Jayden Struble, LD, St. Sebastian's
48. Braden Doyle, LD, Lawrence Academy
53. Johnny Beecher, NTDP (ex-Salisbury)
62. Cade Webber, LD, Rivers
86. Cooper Moore, LD, Brunswick
88. Ryan Siedem, RD, Central Illinois (ex-Avon)
102. Patrick Moynihan, RW, NTDP (ex-Nobles)
119. Lynden Breen, LC, Central Illinois (ex-New Hampton)
123. Tyce Thompson, RW, Providence College (ex-Salisbury)
127. Tomas Mazura, LC, Kimball Union
130. Arlo Merritt, LC, Kimball Union
171. Malik Alishlavov, LD, Westminster
174. Nikita Nesterenko, LC, Lawrenceville
179. Matthew Stienburg, RC, St. Andrew's College
189. Tyler Young, RW, Lawrence Academy
190. Kevin Wall, RW, Chilliwack (ex-Salisbury)
202. Luke Krys, RD, Salisbury
Limited Viewing: Cade Alami, RD, Berkshire
North American Goaltenders:
1. Spencer Knight, NTDP (ex-Avon)
14. Henry Wilder, Hotchkiss
20. Alexandros Aslanidis, Avon
28. Derek Mullahy, Dexter