League Rankings (575 Prospects): 2005s

Posted on November 29, 2023

Neutral Zone scouts have compiled league-based rankings for the top 2005’s in each of the top junior leagues in North America. This is a combined effort between league/regional scouts and crossover scouts to ensure the highest level of accuracy. This is also available to coaches, scouts, agents and hockey professionals on RinkNet. AJHL Rankings LeagueNamePositionTeamLeagueCommitRating1Rylan…

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QMJHL Draft Final Rankings: Top 288

Posted on June 10, 2023

The Neutral Zone Eastern Canada staff began its focus on the 2023 QMJHL draft prospects back in the summer as scouts attended the various provincial high performance camps.  A unique season, with the insertion of Canada Winter Games, provided some extra opportunities to get eyes on the players who would be vying for positions with their respective provincial…

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USHL Draft Top 300 Final Rankings

Posted on May 2, 2023

Neutral Zone scouts are pleased to announce the NZ Top 300 US Final Rankings for the best prospects in the United States, eligible for the USHL Draft. We have included a few dual citizens; most notably #1 ranked William Moore. He checked in #1 in the Midterm Rankings and once again is #1 in our…

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OHL Draft (CAN) Top 300: Final Rankings

Posted on April 17, 2023

The NZ Ontario team led by former Memorial Cup champion Paul O’Hagan has released the final Ontario rankings for the upcoming OHL Draft later this month. This list includes OHL Draft eligible prospects either from Ontario or playing in Ontario; it does not include US players playing in the US. We will release a separate…

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OHL Draft Midterm Rankings: Top 300

Posted on February 6, 2023

NZ Ontario staff has compiled the Midterm Rankings for the upcoming OHL Draft. This list is for OHL Draft eligible prospects who are Canadian or playing in Canada (the US list will be released later this month). Our Ontario staff of 12 scouts have attended every major tournament and All-Star games as well as individual…

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NZ Top 300 National Rankings: 2004s

Posted on January 15, 2023

Neutral Zone is pleased to release our 2004 Birth-Year National Rankings for the top free-agent prospects in North America. These are players who are not signed in the CHL and are not currently playing in NCAA. This ranking is a joint effort of regional and cross-over scouts watching these players live. The basis of this…

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NZ Top 300 Rankings: 2002’s

Posted on November 12, 2022

Neutral Zone scouts were on the road throughout the fall at every junior showcase in North America to produce the NZ Top 300 Rankings for the 2002 birth-year. This is a culmination of the top 300 NCAA-Eligible players born in 2002 who have not signed in the CHL or in European pro and are not…

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2004 National Rankings: Top 300

Posted on December 16, 2021

Neutral Zone has released the 2004 NZ Top 300 National Rankings. The rankings range from junior, midget, high school and prep school players across North America. While there are just 300 players in this rankings, we will be releasing league by league breakdowns within the next day or two which will rank over 600 players…

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2002 National Rankings: Top 300

Posted on November 26, 2021

In our second round of National Rankings we focus on the 2002 birth year prospect who are not yet in NCAA and not signed in CHL. Our scouting staff covered all of North America attending each junior league tournament, often with multiple scouts. These rankings are the mid-term rankings and will be updated at the…

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Top 300 National Rankings 2001 Birth Year

Posted on April 22, 2021

Neutral Zone scouts have scoured North America this season to cover every junior league that was playing including pre-season and scrimmages. Given the impacts of COVID-19 some prominant leagues like OJHL, CCHL, BCHL, AJHL, etc. have played little hockey which was a hurdle for our scouting staff but we did the best we could to…

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