Saturday, December 23, 2006

The 2010 Recruiting Board

I've tried to be as thorough as possible in creating this list, but given the difficult nature of maintaining a list like this, there are always going to be players that should be on this list that are missing. If you think I have missed a player that should be listed, or have any other comments on the list, please email me at

Committed Forwards

Jaden Schwartz-Notre Dame Prep(Sask.)-Committed to Colorado College-Brother of CC recruit Rylan Schwartz. Extremely talented goal scorer.

Luke Moffatt-NTDP U17-Committed to Michigan-Top US born prospect. Does everything exceptionally well. Would have been number 1 WHL pick if he had chosen that route. Will join NTDP in 2008.

Jason Zucker-NTDP U17-Committed to Denver- Fast forward and great playmaker. Hard shot with great accuracy.

Ryan Walters-Des Moines Bucaneers-Committed to Minnesota-Good size. Excellent around the net. A good finisher.

Dakota Eveland-LA Selects-Committed to Colorado College-Very talented forward. Invited to NTDP tryout.

Jacob Fallon-NTDP U17-Committed to Michigan-Very fast. Able to drive hard to the net.

Colten St. Clair-PF Chang AAA-Committed to Colorado College-Described as "smart player with good quality shot and good speed"

Andrew Sinelli-Honeybaked Midget Minor-Committed to Michigan State- Leading scorer at 2006 Select 14 Festival. From Dexter, Michigan. Talented scorer. Could add more strength.

Zach Lehrke-Cedar Rapids(USHL)-Committed to Minnesota State-Smaller forward with great speed. Leading scorer in Minnesota in 07-08.

Jeff Costello-Catholic Memorial(WI)-Committed to Notre Dame-Excellent playmaker.

Michael Mersch-Team Illinois-Committed to Wisconsin-Power forward with good scoring ability.

Tyler Lapic-New Prague HS(MN HS)-Committed to Wisconsin-Tall forward. Excellent at controlling the puck. Good hands.

Alex Lippincott-Mahoning Valley(NAHL)-Committed to Ohio State-Great at controlling the puck. Good speed.

Bryan Rust-NTDP U17-Committed to Notre Dame-Brother of Michigan recruit Matt Rust. Good skater, hard worker.

T.J. Tynan-Chicago Mission-Committed to Notre Dame-Small, extremely quick forward

David Johnstone-Team NXI-Committed to Michigan State-

Corey Leivermann-Mankato West(MN HS)-Committed to Minnesota State-Hard worker. First player from Mankato to play for MSU.

Jake Slemp-Red Deer Midget-Committed to Alaska-

Uncommitted Forwards

Christian Isackson-St. Thomas Academy(MN HS)-Extremely skilled playmaker. Visited Minnesota.

Tucker Long-St. Louis AAA-Leading scorer at 2008 Select 16 Festival.

Matt Nieto-NTDP U17- Very speedy forward. Good finishing ability. From California.

Brent Darnell-Catholic Central(MI)-Talented center. Good in all facets of the game.

Shane Sooth-Salisbury Prep-

Garrett Ross-Belle Tire U-16- Fast skater with great hands. Knows how to finish and an excellent USA festival.

Greg Lamoureux-3rd round WHL draft pick. Connections to North Dakota.

Adam Knochenmus-Roseau-

Dakotah Collins-Fargo-Moorhead Jets(NAHL)-Good skater. Playing in NAHL this year.

Josef Pontasch-Leading scorer at 2008 Select 17 Festival

Anthony Hamburg-LA Selects-Brother of Colorado College recruit Andrew Hamburg

Kyle Cook-Compuware-Very big forward with good scoring ability.

Rocco Grimaldi-Little Caesar's '92-1993 birthdate. Considered one of the top players for his age group in the country. Small, shifty player. Excellent stickhandler.

Will Kessel-Honeybaked U-16- Big lumbering forward with a very hard shot. good hands and allows to make plays.

Adam Ritchie-Nickel City Midget(Ont.)-

Alex Koopmeiners-St. Cloud Cathedral(MN HS)-Strong forward with good skating ability.

Tyson Fulton-Breck School(MN HS)-Good hands, passes the puck well.

Max Gardiner-Minnetonka HS(MN HS)-Big power forward.

Charlie Borer-Breck School(MN HS)-Excellent skater for his age.

Nolan Youngmun-Anchorage- Fast skater and a solid playmaker.

Guan Wang-Shattuck-St. Mary's-Son of famous Chinese hockey player Anfu Wang. Excellent all-around player. From Iowa.

Jay Llewellyn-Victory Honda AAA-Very big for his age.

Jean-Paul LaFontaine-Nephew of Pat LaFontaine.

Steven Phillips-Chicago Young Americans-

Jeff McMinimy-Texas Attack-

Brett Hebel-Warroad(MN) HS-Big forward with good skating ability.

Jordan Lovick-Centennial(MN HS)-Excellent with puck control.

Chad Hennum-Elk River(MN HS)-

Committed Defensemen

Jon Merrill-Little Caesar's-Committed to Michigan-Extremely big for his age, and has a lot of potential. Youngest player to ever commit to a college. Smooth skater, great agility. Has the ability to jump into the rush. Excellent in his defensive zone.

Nick Mattson-NTDP U17-Committed to North Dakota-Played at 2006 Select 15 Festival. Played for Chaska HS as a freshman. One of the best '91 born players in Minnesota.

Derek Forbort-Duluth East(MN HS)-Committed to North Dakota-Big defenseman that moves well.

Frankie Simonelli-Team Illinois-Committed to Wisconsin-

Mac Bennett-Hotchkiss Prep-Committed to Michigan-Puck-moving offensive defenseman. Very poised.

Nate Schmidt-St. Cloud Cathedral(MN HS)-Committed to Minnesota-Played varsity high school hockey as an eighth grader. Great shot. Excellent on the powerplay.

Michael Gunn-Compuware '92-Committed to Michigan State-Big, Versatile defenseman.

Steven Hoshaw-Culver Military-Committed to Alaska-Talented player from California. Will play two years of junior hockey before joining Nanooks.

Bob Marx-Russell Stover Midget-Committed to Alaska-Solid, all-around defenseman.

Kaare Odegard-Red Deer Midget-Committed to Alaska-

Uncommitted Defenseman

Kevin Clare-Jersey Hitmen(AJHL)-Playing Jr. B hockey as a '92 birthdate. Considering BU, BC, UNH, Michigan, and Notre Dame.

Stephen Johns-Pittsburgh Hornets-Big, mobile defenseman. Very good at all aspects of game.

Kevin Gravel-Marquette American Legion-Big defensive defenseman.

Jason Binkley-Cleveland AAA-Leading scorer among defenseman at 2006 Select 14 Festival. Originally from Ohio.

Harrison Scarfone-Elgin Middlesex Minor Midget-

Kevin Lind-Chicago Mission-

Kevin McMorrow-Park Rapids(MN HS)-

Eamonn McDermott-Cleveland Barons AAA-Small, puck-moving defenseman.

Joe Rubbelke-St. Paul Johnson(MN HS)-Very athletic defenseman. Also a good baseball player.

Carter Foguth-Compuware '92-

Jordan Garrison-Nickerson-Shattuck-St. Mary's-From Iowa.

Evan Accetura-Big, physical defenseman

Jarred Tinordi-NTDP U17-Son of former NHLer Mark Tinordi

Cody Van Reuben-Chicago Young Americans-Strong, physical defenseman.

Jon Zeidler-Breck School(MN HS)-Big defenseman that skates well.

David Jarrett-Edina(MN HS)-

Matt Campbell-Mankato West(MN HS)

Committed Goalies

Mac Carruth-Chicago Fury-Committed to Minnesota-Duluth-Big goalie that is also very athletic.

Uncommitted Goalies

Jack Campbell-NTDP U17-

Cody Campbell-Pikes Peak Miners-Small, athletic goalie. Took an unofficial visit to Colorado College

Andy Iles-Ithaca HS(NY)-Considered one of the top goalies in his age group. Expressed an interest in Cornell, Boston College, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Northeastern.

Willie Yanakeff-NTDP U17-

Lukas Hafner-Compuware '92-

Charles Williams-Little Caesar’s ’92-Received some interest from Michigan.