NHL Central Scouting’s Preliminary Players to Watch List dropped Monday, with 11 New England natives making the cut.
The annual list is meant to provide an initial look into players who could be selected at the NHL Draft. This year’s draft will take place June 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Forwards and defensemen are categorized as skaters and placed separately from goaltenders. Both skaters and goaltenders are broken down by A, B, or C prospects. NHL Central Scouting always lists far too many players, so a player’s inclusion doesn’t come close to guaranteeing a player will be selected.