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NHL Draft final rankings to be released April 15

Central Scouting lists top players available; Combine returns to Buffalo

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

TORONTO -- The National Hockey League will release the NHL Central Scouting Bureau's final rankings for the 2019 NHL DraftTM on Monday, April 15, at 11 a.m. ET. The rankings, featuring the top 217 skaters and 31 goaltenders in North America as well as the top 135 skaters and 12 goaltenders internationally, will be available on and

The 2019 NHL Scouting CombineTM presented by adidas, featuring the top 109 draft-eligible players from North America and Europe, returns to KeyBank Center and HarborCenter in Buffalo in May. The NHL will host a media availability with select 2019 NHL Draft Top Prospects on Friday, May, 31, followed by the fitness testing portion of the NHL Scouting Combine on Saturday, June 1.

The first group of prospects will begin testing on Saturday, June 1 at 7:30 a.m. ET, with the last group finishing by approximately 4 p.m. ET. Prospects will be available to the media in a scrum format after they have completed their tests. A media schedule of events and specific player testing times will be released at a later date.

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