NHL Central Scouting released its final rankings ahead of this summer's entry draft on Wednesday, and Surrey Eagles forward Adam Tambellini was the top ranked Junior A player in Canada at #42. Congratulations to Adam on this impressive achievement.
Here's the full release from the CJHL:
Fifteen CJHL players were identified in the Final Rankings for the 2013 NHL Entry Draft released today. Surrey Eagles forward Adam Tambellini is the recipient of the Top NHL Prospect Award as the highest ranked CJHL player at 42nd on the North American Skaters list.
The BCHL has the most players recognized in the list among Junior A league with seven. Tambellini was ranked 62nd overall in the Midterm Rankings and climbed 20 spots. The NHL Central Scouting Midterm Rankings included fourteen CJHL Players.
Tambellini was a BCHL 2nd Team-All Star and led the BCHL in goals during the 2013 Playoffs. Tambellini scored the double-overtime goal for the Surrey Eagles to capture the 2013 Fred Page Cup. Tambellini, a native of Edmonton, Alberta, has committed to the University of North Dakota (NCAA Division I) for the 2013-2014 Season. He also earned a tryout with Team Canada West for the 2012 World Junior A Challenge. Tambellini and the Surrey Eagles captured the BCHL Title and will now compete in the 2013 Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup in Nanaimo, BC from April 27 – May 5th.
North American Skaters
42 ADAM TAMBELLINI SURREY BCHL
67 DAVID POPE WEST KELOWNA BCHL
86 LUKE RIPLEY POWELL RIVER BCHL
111 NOLAN DE JONG VICTORIA BCHL
117 MATT BUCKLES ST. MICHAELS OJHL
119 TROY JOSEPHS ST. MICHAELS OJHL
121 DANE BIRKS MERRITT BCHL
122 BLAINE BYRON SMITHS FALLS CCHL
129 CARSON SOUCY SPRUCE GROVE AJHL
131 JEDD SOLEWAY PENTICTON BCHL
162 KEVIN GUILTINAN PRINCE GEORGE BCHL
183 MIKE WILLIAMSON SPRUCE GROVE AJHL
184 JOSH HEALEY SHERWOOD PARK AJHL
204 PAUL STOYKEWYCH WINNIPEG BLUES MJHL
North American Goaltenders
28 CHAD KATUNAR PENTICTON BCHL
Thirteen CJHL players were drafted in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, surpassing a total of 7 players selected in 2011. The 2013 NHL Draft will be held on June 28 at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.