Northland prospects for the 2018 NHL Draft
American Airlines Arena, Dallas, Texas
Round 1: Friday, 6:30 p.m. (NBC Sports Network)
Rounds 2-7: Saturday, 10 a.m. (NHL Network)
Blake McLaughlin, LW, Grand Rapids (6-foot-0, 157 pounds) - Ranked 24th among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting and 51st by TSN's Bob McKenzie. McLaughlin spent last season with the Chicago Steel of the United States Hockey League, totaling 26 goals and 33 assists in 61 games. He'll be a freshman for the Minnesota Golden Gophers next season.
Scott Perunovich, D, Hibbing (5-9, 172) - Ranked 102nd by NHL CS and 78th by McKenzie. The Minnesota Duluth sophomore-to-be in 2018-19 is the reigning NCAA and NCHC Rookie of the Year. He was also a first team All-American and All-Conference defenseman in 2017-18 for the national champion Bulldogs.
Gavin Hain, C, Grand Rapids (5-11, 194) - Ranked 104th by NHL CS after posting 15 goals and 20 assists in 61 games for the USA Hockey National Team Development Program's U18 squad last season. He'll be a freshman at North Dakota in the fall.
Luke Loheit, RW, Minnetonka (6-0, 183) - Verbally committed to playing at UMD in the future, he's ranked 152nd by NHL CS. Posted 14 goals and 18 assists in 27 games last year at Minnetonka. He'll play for the Penticton Vees of the British Columbia Junior Hockey League next season.
Cole Koepke, LW, Hermantown (6-1, 196) - Ranked 215th by NHL CS, Koepke just finished his season season of juniors, this year injury free. He scored 28 goals and 11 assists and will be a freshman for the Bulldogs in the fall.
Ryan Ullan, G, Hibbing (6-1, 184) - Was ranked 24th among North American goalies by NHL CS during the mid-term rankings, but left off the final NHL CS rankings. The Northern Michigan recruit posted a 2.69 goals against average and .910 save percentage in 27 games with Bismarck of the North American Hockey League in 2017-18.
Zach Stejskal, G, Grand Rapids (6-5, 215) - Was ranked 29th among North American goalies during the mid-term rankings, but was left off the final NHL CS rankings. The UMD recruit posted a 4.80 GAA and .847 save percentage with Central Illinois of the USHL in 2017-18.