Locals making NHL Draft final rankings

Scott Barboza for ESPN

The NHL Central Scouting bureau released its final rankings ahead of this year's draft on Wednesday.

And, as usual, there is a healthy contingent of locals representing high school, prep school and junior programs from across New England.

Topping the list again are a pair of superior college freshman, with BU forward and Hobey Baker finalist Jack Eichel (North Chelmsford, Mass.) and BC's Noah Hanifin (Norwood) remain No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, and have the opportunity to become the first pair of Massachusetts-born players taken in the top five of the draft.

The MIAA was well represented as well, with four current and/or former skaters among the list including Casey Fitzgerald (Malden Catholic), Erik Foley (Mansfield), Ryan Shea (BC High) and Luke Stevens (Duxbury).

Here's a look at the New England skaters:

2 Jack Eichel, Boston University (North Chelmsford, Mass.), C, 6'2", 196

3 Noah Hanifin, Boston College (St. Sebastian's - Norwood, Mass.), D, 6'2.75", 203

29 Colin White, USA U-18 (Hanover, Mass.), C, 6'0", 183

51 Erik Foley, Cedar Rapids - USHL (Mansfield/ Tabor Academy - Mansfield, Mass.), 5'11.5", 185

62 David Cotton, Cushing Academy, C, 6'2.5", 200

63 John Marino, South Shore Kings - USPHL (North Easton, Mass.), D, 6'0.5", 171

69 A.J. Greer, Boston University (Kimball Union), LW, 6'2.5", 204

84 Taggart Corriveau, Westminster, RW, 6' 1.0", 181

106 John McDermott, Westminster, C, 6'1.25", 190

136 Brien Diffley, Boston University (Burlington, Mass.), D, 6'1.0", 176

148 Casey Fitzgerald, USA U-18 (Malden Catholic - North Reading, Mass.), D, 5'10.5", 186

149 Luke Stevens, Noble & Greenough, LW, 6'3.75", 192

154 Cam Askew, Moncton - QMJHL (St. Sebastian's/ Cushing Academy, South Boston), C, 6'2.25", 203

155 Ryan Shea, Boston College High School, D, 6'0.5", 175

182 McKay Flanagan, The Gunnery, D, 6'0.25", 208

204 Liam Darcy, Berwick Academy, D, 5'10.5", 175