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Four Kamloops Blazers crack NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings

Four Kamloops Blazers cracked NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings, which were released on Thursday. Forward Fraser Minten is 28th, defenceman Mats Lindgren is 47th and forward Matthew Seminoff is 72nd among North American skaters.
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Four Kamloops Blazers cracked NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings, which were released on Thursday.

Forward Fraser Minten is 28th, defenceman Mats Lindgren is 47th and forward Matthew Seminoff is 72nd among North American skaters.

Netminder Dylan Ernst is 30th among North American goaltenders.


Minten, the Yaletown product who is in his second season with the Blazers, racked up 20 goals and 55 points in 67 games.

Lindgren, from North Vancouver, had five goals and 44 points, the fourth-most points among draft-eligible WHL defencemen. He was plus-25, the second-best rating among draft-eligible WHL D-men.

Seminoff, from Coquitlam, recorded 26 goals and 57 points in 64 games.

Ernst, from Weyburn, Sask., posted a record of 14-8-2-0, 2.95 goals-against average and .900 save percentage.

Central Scouting had a five-day in-person meeting in Toronto in early April and two follow-up video conferences later in the month to finalize the list.

The first round of the 2022 NHL Draft will take place on July 7 at Bell Centre in Montreal, with rounds two through seven to take place on July 8.

Shane Wright, a centre for Kingston of the Ontario Hockey League, is No. 1 in NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of North American skaters.