Wednesday, January 20, 2010

10 Prospects from the USHL

In alphabetical order, here's who I feel are ten of the hottest prospects from the USHL...

Austin Coldwell - D/90 - Des Moines
Austin Czarnik - F/92 - USNTDP
Nick Ebert - D/94 - Waterloo
Connor Frick - D/92 - Des Moines
Dan Furlong - D/91 - Sioux Falls
Rocco Grimaldi - F/93 - USNTDP
Marek Hrbas - D/93 - Fargo
Michael Paliotta - D/93 - USNTDP
Matt Stewart - D/91 - Green Bay

8 comments:

Force Blogger said...

I don't think Hrbas is going to go to college though. He would be a nice pick-up for any NCAA team but I think it's likely that he will go the major junior route.

Redwing77 said...

I also think Grimaldi is not going to college either.

And Voran just committed to Notre Dame.

http://theworldofjuniorhockey.blogspot.com/2010/02/voran-commits-to-notre-dame.html

Anonymous said...

Alex Gesek should be moved to your top 5 93's at this point. Please check his numbers in the EJHL... WOW

CHRE said...

Gacek is already committed. This blog is for college fans who want to know which prospects are still uncommitted.

Anonymous said...

Can't believe that Power and Teglia are not committed from Omaha yet......They have to be on this list

Tom Miller said...

What do you think of going Jr. vs. the college route. It seems like more players from Juniors end up making the NHL but considering there are so many junior leagues is there any one that is a sure fire route to the NHL?

CHRE said...

Tom,

IMHO, there is problem with the whole "route to the NHL" mentality in general. I'd recommend kids focus on what's good for them this year, next year, and that's it.

If you're such an awesome midget minor that playing Tier II would hurt your development next season, then by all means, play WHL, QMJHL, OHL, or USHL. Of course, this applies to about three or four kids from any given birthyear. Odds are, there's plenty you can still learn in Tier II. Do that, then see what next year holds.

When parents and kids keep their egos in check... everybody wins.

Anonymous said...

Furlong is committed to UMass for next season...