Cole Coskey and Spirit prospect Nick Campoli appear on NHL Central Scouting mid term list

Coskey was listed at No. 96 while Campoli came in at No. 111 on the list which ranks the top North American Hockey players eligible for the 2017 NHL draft.....

Posted In: Sports, Saginaw Spirit,   By: Jason Marcoux

22nd January, 2017     0

Saginaw Spirit forward Cole Coskey was among the 68 OHL players whose names appeared on NHL central scouting's mid-term list of the top 217 North American skaters eligible for the 2017 NHL draft which will take place this upcoming June at the United Center in downtown Chicago. The list was released this past Wednesday. 
 
Coskey appeared at No. 96 and 2015 Spirit draft pick Nick Campoli, who is currently playing for the North York Rangers in the Ontario Junior Hockey League, appeared at No. 111 on the list which is an accurate gauge to see which players will be drafted in June. 
 
Coskey, a 6-foot, 190-pound forward from Zion, IL who rescinded a scholarship offer from the University of Miami Ohio Hockey program to sign with the Spirit, was listed on the early season NHL central scouting list where he received a 'B' rating which translates into a possible second to third round pick in the draft. 
 
Coskey helped his cause after an invitation to the 2016 CCM/USA Hockey All American Prospect's game in Philadelphia, PA earlier this year, a game that featured the top 42 American hockey players from NCAA and Major Junior Hockey. 
 
Campoli, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound forward who was drafted by the Spirit in the sixth round (107 overall) of the 2015 Ontario Hockey League priority selection draft, has been playing for the North York Rangers in the OJHL where he accumulated 55-points (19-goals, 36-assists) in 48 games over the past two seasons.
 
Campoli, a native of Etobicoke, ON has committed to play NCAA hockey at D1 Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY next year, however, much like Coskey, he may choose to forgo college in order to sign with the Spirit and develop his game further in the OHL which is better suited at preparing players for the leap to professional hockey. 
 
Former Spirit forward Kirill Maksimov who was recently traded to the Niagara Ice Dogs showed up at No. 185 on the list. Both Maksimov and Coskey were on NHL central scouting's early season list, along with current second year Spirit forward Brady Gilmour.
 
Ironically, Gilmour was snubbed from the mid term list despite having better numbers than both Maksimov and Coskey. Gilmour has 32-points (16-goals, 16-asists) this season while Coskey (6-goals, 14-assists) and Maksimov (9-goals, 11-assists) have just 20-points each respectively. 
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