With the NHL's Central Scouting preliminary rankings still fresh in everyone's mind, now's as good a time as any to take a look at each of the three Canadian Hockey Leagues and the United States Hockey League and compare those ratings with the top scorers.
Of course, what does it mean? Not much when you take into consideration defenders aren't asked to be goal-scorers and players competing for teams that are struggling are at a disadvantage. But, it is fun to take a look at where some of the top-rated prospects are in terms of production in their respective leagues.
Ontario Hockey League
, Kitchener, 20 games, 11-24-35, 8th CSS, 4th in scoring
, Niagara, 21 games, 10-23-33, 4th CSS, 8th in scoring
, Kitchener, 20 games, 17-14-31, 1st CSS, 10th in scoring
, Plymouth, 20 games, 9-19-28, 12th CSS, 14th in scoring
, Sault Ste. Marie, 22 games, 10-15-25, 16th CSS, 18th in scoring
Western Hockey League
, Portland, 23 games, 14-25-39, 3rd CSS, 2nd in scoring
Sven Bartschi, Portland, 23 games, 16-17-33, 2nd CSS, 4th in scoring
, Red Deer, 22 games, 5-25-30, 1st CSS, 10th in scoring
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
, Drummondville, 26 games, 14-20-34, 1st CSS, 5th in scoring
, Saint John, 23 games, 15-15-30, 2nd CSS, 10th in scoring
, Victoriaville, 23 games, 11-16-27, 4th CSS, 17th in scoring
United States Hockey League
, USNTDP, 19 games, 14-10-24, 4th CSS, 1st in scoring on USNTDP
, USNTDP, 18 games, 6-7-13, 13th CSS, 3rd in scoring on USNTDP
, USNTDP, 17 games, 2-11-13, 2nd CSS, 4th in scoring on USNTDP
, USNTDP, 17 games, 6-4-10, 1st CSS, 5th in scoring on USNTDP
, Omaha, 8 games, 2-2-4, 3rd CSS
, Youngstown, 10 games, 1-2-3, 4th CSS
* - Have played fewer games in USHL in order to compete for U.S. Selects Team.