Even though the 2012 NHL Draft was just put to bed, it's never too early to start looking to next year.
That's exactly what NHL.com's Mike Morreale did today, providing a preview to the upcoming Central Scouting 2013 grades, breaking down players receiving an 'A' mark.
Among those players, which are a rough projection of players who might go in the first round of next year's draft, is local product Ross Olsson.
Olsson began his high school career playing with Billerica High School before moving on to Williston Northampton last season. The Billerica native is a 2013 Northeastern recruit and recently was selected by the Lincoln Stars in the United States Hockey League's Future Draft.
The full Central Scouting preliminary grades list will be released at a later date.