Michigan leads with 5.5 commits on 2015 NHL Draft Futures List

Michigan leads with 5.5 commits on 2015 NHL Draft Futures List

Submitted by gwkrlghl on July 9th, 2014 at 12:45 PM

NHl Central Scouting released their 2015 NHL Futures List (people to keep an eye on this year). Michigan is kinda-sorta leading with 6ish commits on the list. The 'ish' being because Zach Werenski is yet to be officially on the team though he's semi-officially committed.

Slightly modified table via SBNCollegeHockey:

  Position 2013-14 Team College Commitment
AJHL      
Cameron Hughes C Spruce Grove Saints Wisconsin '14
CCHL      
Chase Pearson C Cornwall Colts Uncommitted
CT-High      
Taggart Corriveau RW Westminster Prep St. Lawrence '16
Indiana High      
Karch Bachman C Culver Military Academy Miami '15
Michigan High      
Sam Miletic LW Cranbrook-Kingswood Michigan '15
MN High      
Brock Boeser RW Burnsville Wisconsin '15
Matthew Freytag LW Wayzata Wisconsin '15
Jack McNeely D Lakeville North Nebraska-Omaha '15
Tom Novak LW St. Thomas Academy Minnesota '15
Jack Sadek D Lakeville North Uncommitted
NH High      
A.J. Greer LW Kimball Union Boston University '14
Quebec High      
Frederic Foulem G Stanstead College Harvard '16
OJHL      
Dennis Gilbert D Buffalo Jr. Sabres Niagara '15
USHL      
Chris Birdsall G Cedar Rapids RoughRiders Boston College '15
Nick Boka D USNTDP U-17 Michigan '15
Jeremy Bracco RW USNTDP U-17 Boston College '15
Kyle Connor C USNTDP U-18 Michigan '15
Tory Dello D Tri-City Storm Notre Dame '15
Jack Eichel C USNTDP U-18 Boston University '14
Christian Fischer C USNTDP U-17 Notre Dame '15
Casey Fitzgerald D USNTDP U-17 Boston College '15
Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson D Omaha Lancers Uncommitted
Brent Gates C Green Bay Gamblers Notre Dame '15
Jordan Greenway LW USNTDP U-17 Boston University '15
Noah Hanifin D USNTDP U-17/18 Boston College '14
Cooper Marody C Muskegon Lumberjacks Michigan '15
Ivan Provorov D Cedar Rapids RoughRiders Uncommitted
Brendan Warren LW USNTDP U-17 Michigan '15
Zach Werenski D USNTDP U-17 Michigan '14
Colin White RW USNTDP U-17 Boston College '15
USPHL Premier      
John Marino D South Shore Kings Yale '15

Generally speaking, Boka, Connor, and Werenski are all viewed as potential 1st round picks next year. Warren, Marody, and Miletic are probably early to mid round guys and Cecconi may be drafted as well. Should be an awesome recruiting class for us as long as the OHL is fended off successfully.

The BU-BC rivalry should be awesome this year as BU has potential #1 overall pick Jack Eichel and BC has likely the #1 defenseman in the draft (and top 5 overall) in Noah Hanifin. Eichel's the likely Hobey winner in my opinion. I can't recall college hockey having so many really elite talents in a single class.

Edit: Oops. Somehow completely missed that Cooper Marody was on the list.

Hello, eh: Sam Miletic

Hello, eh: Sam Miletic

Submitted by gwkrlghl on July 5th, 2013 at 8:19 PM

Word just got out that Sam Miletic, a presumed 2015 kid, has committed to Michigan

Proud to say I've committed to play hockey at the University of Michigan! #goblue

— Sam Miletic (@SamMiletic) July 5, 2013

Per MichiganHockey.net:

The Bloomfield Hills, Michigan native played for Cranbook this past season and had 10 goals and 10 assists in 11 games. ... Russ Bitely ranked Miletic among the ‘B’ players at last summer’s USA Hockey Select 15 Player Development Camp

MHNet link

I forget what exactly A vs B vs C indicates but I think it generally means the guy is expected to be a NHL pick at this point. Seems like a really solid pick up to go with Brendan Warren and Kyle Connor (who just got picked for a USA U-18 tournament team) The 2015 hockey class is shaping up to be very very good at this point.

Edit: Oops, forgot Nick Boka for 2015 too. He is also projected to be a 'B' player and is on the US Under-17s. Go Blue