NHL Central Scouting Notes 3 IceDogs
Akil Thomas, Andrew Bruder and Justin MacPherson were all listed Monday by NHL Central Scouting in their final draft rankings. Among North American skaters for the June NHL draft in Dallas, Thomas was number 15, with Bruder at 114 and MacPherson ranked 201st.
Akil Thomas scored 22 goals and added 59 assists in his second OHL season, playing in all 68 games. Andrew Bruder, in his rookie campaign counted 11 points with 4 of those being goals, this after spending his rookie season playing Junior C hockey in Woodstock. Justin MacPherson suited up in 66 games in his second IceDogs season and chipped in 17 assists while being a plus player for Niagara playing on the back end.
One year ago, IceDogs forwards Kirill Maksimov and Ben Jones were selected by Edmonton and Vegas respectively.