Boston High School: Middlesex Islanders

Locals selected in NHL Draft

June, 30, 2013
6/30/13
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The NHL Draft is underway at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. and we'll keep you up-to-date on the local scene with our Draft tracker.

We'll update this entry as New England skaters come off the board. Also, make sure to follow High Schools co-editor Scott Barboza on Twitter (@espnscottb) for updates and analysis.

Players selected:

SECOND ROUND
33. Tampa Bay -- Adam Erne, LW, Quebec (QMJHL), North Branford, Conn.

61. Washington -- Zach Sanford, LW, Middlesex Islanders (EJHL), Auburn, N.H., Pinkerton Academy.

THIRD ROUND
74. Chicago -- John Hayden, C, U.S. NTDP (USHL), Greenwich, Conn.

FOURTH ROUND
100. New Jersey -- Miles Wood, LW, Noble & Greenough, Manchester, Mass.

119. Pittsburgh -- Ryan Segalla, D, Salisbury School, Hanover, Mass.

120. Boston -- Ryan Fitzgerald, C, Valley Junior Warriors, North Reading, Mass., Malden Catholic.

FIFTH ROUND
143. Buffalo -- Anthony Florentino, D, South Kent/Selects, West Roxbury, Mass., Xaverian Brothers.

150. Boston -- Wiley Sherman, D, Hotchkiss School, Greenwich, Conn.

SIXTH ROUND

157. Calgary -- Tim Harrison, RW, Dexter School, Duxbury, Mass.

161. Ottawa -- Chris LeBlanc, RW, South Shore Kings (EJHL), Wintrhop, Mass., Winthrop H.S.

162. Philadelphia -- Merrick Madsen, G, Proctor Academy.

174. Washington -- Brian Pinho, C, St. John's Prep, North Andover, Mass.

Scouts dish on local NHL Draft class

June, 29, 2013
6/29/13
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The NHL Draft commences Sunday in Newark, N.J., and there is a crop of New England-raised players hoping to hear their name called.

So we took the task to the Northeast regional scouts of an Eastern and a Western Conference team to give their evaluations of some of the region’s best and brightest.

So here’s a look at some of the local skaters to watch out for and their scouting evaluation heading into the Draft:

(Editor’s note: Players appear by NHL Central Scouting rankings among North American skaters.)

Ryan Fitzgerald, C, Valley Junior Warriors (EJHL)
Height: 5’9”
Weight: 170 lbs.
Hometown: North Reading, Mass. (Malden Catholic H.S.)
College commitment: Boston College
Central Scouting final ranking: 56

Scout's take: “He has tremendous hockey sense, with great vision and quick hands. He’s an undersized player, but has tremendous balance and is solid on the puck. He thinks the game at a high level.”

Zach Sanford, LW, Middlesex Islanders (EJHL)
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 190 lbs.
Hometown: Auburn, N.H. (Pinkerton Academy)
College commitment: Boston College
Central Scouting final ranking: 60

Scout's take: “He’s still very raw and a little unpolished, but he’s got the frame. He’s rangy and you know he has some weight to put on. He’s can play a pretty physical game, but he has to add to his frame. He had a tough start to the season in the E.J., but then averaged a point per game down the stretch.”

Anthony Florentino, D, South Kent / Selects
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 220 lbs.
Hometown: West Roxbury, Mass. (Xaverian Brothers)
College commitment: Providence College
Central Scouting final ranking: 75
Scout's Take: “He’s the top [defensive] prospect in the draft locally. He’s got a heavy shot and skates well. Plus, you get a four-year projection on him as a true freshman headed to college. He’s got a chance. He’s the youngest of four boys, so he’s been pushed around a bit and that’s made him tough to play against. He’s gone a little under the radar.”

Jason Salvaggio, C/LW, South Kent / Selects / Indiana Ice (USHL)
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 190 lbs.
Hometown: Hanson, Mass. (Xaverian Brothers)
College: UNH
Central Scouting final ranking: 97

Scout's Take: “He’s got a little edge to his game. Good hands, good shot. His size is OK, but big enough to play. I think the question is whether he can process the game at a high level. I think UNH will help him. He has skill and can skate, but can he process when it’s moving really fast?”

Wiley Sherman, D, Hotchkiss School
Height: 6’6”
Weight: 210 lbs.
Hometown: Greenwich, Conn.
College: Harvard
Central Scouting final ranking: 104

Scout's Take: “He’s obviously a big frame at 6-6, and hecan defend. He’s an excellent skater for someone so tall. He has a great base and foundation to play on. Has a little meanness, too, and he’ll do whatever has to to protect the house. I think of him along the lines of a Hal Gill.”

Brian Pinho, C, St. John’s Prep
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 171 lbs.
Hometown: North Andover, Mass.
College: Providence College
Central Scouting final ranking: 109

Scout's Take: “He’s an excellent skater, a natural skater and a high-energy guy. I think he projects as a good energy line guy, a good solid two-way player.”

Ryan Segalla, D, Salisbury School
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 194 lbs.
Hometown: Hanover, Mass.
College: UConn
Central Scouting final ranking: 169

Scout's Take: “He has an over-the-top compete level. It’s second to none for kids around New England. He might play a little out of control at time, but he’s very strong, extremely physical. He’s tenacious.”

Shane Starrett, G, South Kent / Selects
Height: 6’5”
Weight: 180 lbs.
Hometown: Bellingham, Mass. (Catholic Memorial)
College: Boston University
Central Scouting final goaltenders ranking: 15

Scout's Take: “Goalies are hard to predict, it’s the one [position] that’s probably hardest to predict. He’s got the size to play — the way goaltenders are going now. The only question is the level of hockey that he’s played at.”

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