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NHL Draft Class talks with top U.S.-born prospect Sanderson

Newest episode features defenseman discussing choosing NTDP, handling pressure of ranking @NHLdotcom

Jake Sanderson, who could be the first United States-born player selected in the 2020 NHL Draft, joins the latest edition of NHL Draft Class.

Sanderson, the son of former NHL forward Geoff Sanderson, discusses growing up in Whitefish, Montana, attending school in Calgary and choosing to play for the USA Hockey National Team Development Program, as well as handling the pressure that comes with being No. 11 in NHL Central Scouting's midterm ranking of North American skaters, the highest of any U.S.-born player.

NTDP Under-18 coach Seth Appert also joined hosts Adam Kimelman and Mike Morreale to talk about a few of his top players, among them Sanderson, forwards Thomas Bordeleau and Ty Smilanic and goalie Drew Commesso.

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