Ninth best North Amer­i­can skater

The Peterborough Examiner - - Sports - EX­AM­INER STAFF

Peter­bor­ough na­tive Bar­rett Hay­ton has been ranked as the ninth best North Amer­i­can skater for the June 22-23 NHL draft in Dal­las in the fi­nal rank­ings re­leased Mon­day by the NHL Cen­tral Scout­ing Ser­vice.

Hay­ton, 17, is a 6’1”, 190-pound cen­tre in his sec­ond sea­son with the Sault Ste. Marie Grey­hounds. The Hounds are in a 3-3 dog fight with the Owen Sound At­tack in the OHL West­ern Con­fer­ence semi-fi­nal se­ries. Game 7 on Tues­day night in Sault Ste. Marie will de­cide who will move on to face the Kitch­ener Rangers in the West­ern Con­fer­ence cham­pi­onship se­ries.

Though he slipped from sixth best North Amer­i­can skater in the mid-term rank­ings, Hay­ton is ex­pected to go in the first round of the NHL draft.

No Peter­bor­ough Petes are likely to go in the first round this sea­son, but three are con­tend­ing for picks in later rounds.

De­fence­man De­clan Chisholm fin­ished the sea­son with a rank­ing of 52nd among North Amer­i­can skaters. The 6’1”, 185-pound de­fence­man from Bow­manville quadru­pled his of­fen­sive out­put this sea­son, record­ing three goals, 17 as­sists and 20 points in 47 games played. For­ward Pavel Go­golev, the Petes’ top draft pick in 2016, earned a rank­ing of 79th af­ter a break­out sopho­more sea­son. The 6’1”, 175-pound right winger had 30 goals, 17 as­sists, and 47 points in 66 games dur­ing 2017-18.

Cen­tre Se­myon Der-Ar­guch­int­sev re­ceived a rank­ing of 82nd as one of two Petes to play in all 68 games this sea­son. The 5’10”, 159-pound play­maker had 12 goals, 39 as­sists and 51 points.

Also ranked by NHL Cen­tral Scout­ing at 66th was Lo­gan Hut­sko. Hut­sko was se­lected by the Petes in the sixth round, 117th over­all in the 2015 OHL Pri­or­ity Se­lec­tion, but chose to play in the NCAA for Bos­ton Col­lege.. He was also el­i­gi­ble for the 2017 NHL En­try Draft, but went un­drafted.

De­clan Chisholm

Se­myon DerAr­guch­int­sev

Pavel Go­golev

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