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NHL: Future UMD players earn NHL interest

Six future Minnesota Duluth players made the final NHL Central Scouting rankings for the 2017 NHL Draft, with incoming freshman defenseman Mikey Anderson ranked the highest at No. 51 among North American skaters.

Six future Minnesota Duluth players made the final NHL Central Scouting rankings for the 2017 NHL Draft, with incoming freshman defenseman Mikey Anderson ranked the highest at No. 51 among North American skaters.

Mikey Anderson, whose older brother, Joey, just completed his freshman year with the Bulldogs, is in his second season with the Waterloo Blackhawks of the United States Hockey League. The Roseville, Minn., native has five goals and 29 assists in 54 games.

Future Bulldogs defenseman Dylan Samberg is ranked 67th. As a senior this winter, Samberg guided Hermantown to its second consecutive Class A state championship.

Other future Bulldogs on the list include incoming freshman defenseman Matt Anderson (111) out of Holy Family High School, Stillwater senior wing Noah Cates (121), incoming freshman wing Nick Swaney (138) of the USHL's Waterloo Blackhawks and Hunter Lellig (188), a defenseman for the Minnesota Magicians of the North American Hockey League.

Senior wing Micah Miller, who guided Grand Rapids to the Class AA title, came in at No. 161. He's heading to St. Cloud State.

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