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SportsHughes, Kakko finish atop Central Scouting's final draft rankings

20:25  15 april  2019
20:25  15 april  2019 Source:   thescore.com

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Central Scouting revealed its midterm rankings of the top North American and International skaters and goaltenders Monday. The No. 1 International skater is right wing Kaapo Kakko (6-2, 194) of TPS in Liiga, Finland' s top professional league. The 2019 draft will be held at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on

Hughes , Kakko top- ranked players in NHL Central Scouting ' s rankings . Canadian Press. In the most recent NHL Central Scouting rankings from January, a couple people close to both players were quoted about their thoughts on Hughes and Kakko .

Hughes, Kakko finish atop Central Scouting's final draft rankings© Kevin Light / Getty Images Sport / Getty

Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko are the No. 1 North American and international skaters, respectively, in the final draft rankings released Monday by NHL Central Scouting.

Hughes, the presumptive first overall pick in June's draft, has produced 48 points in 24 games with the U.S. national team development program's Under-18 squad this season. The 17-year-old center will turn 18 on May 14.

Kakko, an 18-year-old winger from Finland, notched 38 points in 45 contests with TPS Turku in 2018-19, and added four goals and an assist in five playoff games.

The New Jersey Devils won the draft lottery on April 9 and own the first overall pick. The New York Rangers will pick second.

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Hughes sets scoring record as U.S. downs Canada in U18 bronze medal game.
ORNSKOLDSVIK, Sweden — Jack Hughes had a goal and two assists Sunday to set a new tournament scoring record as the United States defeated Canada 5-2 in the bronze-medal game of the 2019 under-18 men's hockey championship. Hughes' three-point effort gave him 20 points at the 2019 tournament to add to the 12 he had in 2018. The combined 32 points eclipsed the previous record of 31 set by Alex Ovechkin in 2002 and 2003. Hughes is NHL Central

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