32 CSSHL Skaters Named to NHL Draft Watch List

32 former Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) student-athletes have been named to the NHL Preliminary Draft Rankings Watch List for the 2023 NHL Entry Draft.

Five players were given an ‘A’ Grade (First round Candidate), nine players were given a ‘B’ Grade (Indicates a 2nd/3rd round candidate), and 17 were given a ‘C’ Grade (Indicates a 4th/5th/6th round candidate), and one received a LV Grade (Limited Viewing) — Injured players who have not had sufficient viewings to be categorized.

The 29 CSSHL alumni currently playing in the AJHL, BCHL, and WHL who find their names on this list represent 54% (29/54) of all players from these leagues. One NCAA, one QMJHL and one USHL player with CSSHL ties also find their names on the NHL Draft Watchlist.

The 32 players named to the NHL Draft Watch List are:

Ranking Full Name Junior Team Junior League CSSHL Team
A Connor Bedard Regina Pats WHL West Van Academy
A Zach Benson Winnipeg Ice WHL Yale Hockey Academy
A Carson Bjarnason Brandon Wheat Kings WHL RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg
A Nate Danielson Brandon Wheat Kings WHL Northern Alberta Xtreme
A Matthew Wood University of Connecticut NCAA West Van Academy
B Luca Cagnoni Portland Winterhawks WHL BWC Academy
B Andrew Cristall Kelowna Rockets WHL St. George’s School
B Lukas Dragicevic Tri-City Americans WHL Delta Hockey Academy
B Ty Halaburda Vancouver Giants WHL Delta Hockey Academy/Pacific Coast Hockey Academy
B Kaden Hammell Kamloops Blazers WHL West Van Academy
B Connor Levis Kamloops Blazers WHL St. George’s School
B Tanner Molendyk Saskatoon Blades WHL Yale Hockey Academy
B Scott Ratzlaff Seattle Thunderbirds WHL Northern Alberta Xtreme
B Koehn Ziemmer Prince George Cougars WHL OHA Edmonton
C Owen Beckner Salmon Arm Silverbacks BCHL St. George’s School
C Aiden Celebrini Brooks Bandits AJHL BWC Academy
C Dylan Compton Vernon Vipers BCHL Shawnigan Lake School
C Aiden Fink Brooks Bandits AJHL Northern Alberta Xtreme
C Terrell Goldsmith Prince Albert Raiders WHL Delta Hockey Academy
C Cameron Johnson Chicago Steel USHL St. George’s School
C AJ Lacroix Chilliwack Chiefs BCHL Delta Hockey Academy/West Van Academy
C Cole Miller Edmonton Oil Kings WHL Northern Alberta Xtreme
C Dawson Seitz Edmonton Oil Kings WHL Northern Alberta Xtreme
C Ethan Semeniuk Vancouver Giants WHL Delta Hockey Academy/Pursuit of Excellence
C Grayden Siepmann Calgary Hitmen WHL Yale Hockey Academy
C Brady Smith Coquitlam Express BCHL Yale Hockey Academy
C Cam Squires Cape Breton Eagles QMJHL Mount Academy
C Hoyt Stanley Victoria Grizzlies BCHL St. George’s School
C Jackson Unger Moose Jaw Warriors WHL Edge School
C Saige Weinstein Spokane Chiefs WHL Northern Alberta Xtreme
C Logan Wormald Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL Yale Hockey Academy
LV Brayden Schuurman Victoria Royals WHL Yale Hockey Academy