Here is the explanation of this early list.
A Rating -- A 'must see' player who is predicted to be a potential First or Second Round Draft selection in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft
B Rating -- A player to note if you are in the area, a potential selection in the Third to Fifth Round Draft Selection in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft
C Rating -- A player that Central Scouting is tracking, a potential late round selection in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft
There are a number of players with Minnesota ties, including some UMD recruits, on these lists.
First off, let's list the UMD recruits.
Joe Basaraba, RW, Shattuck-St. Mary's
Mac Carruth, G, Wenatchee (NAHL)
Caleb Herbert, C, Bloomington Jefferson
Adam Krause, C, Hermantown
Basaraba is from Fort Frances, and played in Duluth Marshall's Christmas tournament a couple years ago. Very impressive kid who will be on campus next year. He was a high pick in the OHL Draft, with rights going to the Erie Otters, but there are no indications he will go that route.
Herbert is a bit undersized, but a very impressive playmaker who can skate like crazy. Krause is the top local player this year, and he could lead Hermantown back to state.
Other names worth watching on this list:
Tyson Fulton, RW, Breck (Jordan's younger brother)
Garrett Hendrickson, C, Virginia/MIB
Will Corrin, D, International Falls
John Skrbec, RW, Grand Rapids
Players from the USHL and U.S. Under 18 National Team program are not on this list. They will be ranked separately in November. Duluth East's Derek Forbort should be quite high in those rankings, as he is a possible high pick next year, too.
Want proof? Kevin Pates notes International Scouting Services rankings that have Forbort 15th among North American skaters.