Raaymakers, Gettinger, Katchouk & Kopacka invited to 2016 NHL Scouting Combine

Ontario Hockey League

68 CHL players have been invited to the 2016 NHL Scouting Combine that will be held May 30 to June 4 at First Niagara Center and the HarborCenter in Buffalo, NY.

The list of CHL invitees includes 37 forwards, 24 defencemen and seven goaltenders. CHL talent represents 60% of the 114 players invited to attend the event.

Top CHL draft eligible talent invited includes Cape Breton Screaming Eagles forward Pierre-Luc Dubois, who was the top ranked player on NHL Central Scouting’s Final Pre-Draft Rankings released in early April. Joining him are other highly ranked prospects in Matthew Tkachuk (London Knights), Alexander Nylander (Mississauga Steelheads) and top-ranked defenceman Jakob Chychrun (Sarnia Sting).

The NHL Scouting Combine provides an opportunity for teams to meet and interview prospects as well as see them physically tested in an off-ice setting.

Of the 68 CHL players invited, 35 are from the Ontario Hockey League, 21 from the Western Hockey League, and 12 from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Goaltenders (7):
Evan Cormier (Saginaw Spirit)

Evan Fitzpatrick (Sherbrooke Phoenix)
Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)
Tyler Parsons (London Knights)
Joseph Raaymakers (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Zach Sawchenko (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Dylan Wells (Peterborough Petes)

Defencemen (24):
Frederic Allard (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)
Josh Anderson (Prince George Cougars)
Jake Bean (Calgary Hitmen)
Vojtech Budik (Prince Albert Raiders)
Jakob Chychrun (Sarnia Sting)
Kale Clague (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Sean Day (Mississauga Steelheads)
Cam Dineen (North Bay Battalion)
Samuel Girard (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Benjamin Gleason (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Luke Green (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Libor Hajek (Saskatoon Blades)
Lucas Johansen (Kelowna Rockets)
Olli Juolevi (London Knights)
Max Lajoie (Swift Current Broncos)
Josh Mahura (Red Deer Rebels)
Victor Mete (London Knights)
Keaton Middleton (Saginaw Spirit)
Markus Niemelainen (Saginaw Spirit)
Jordan Sambrook (Erie Otters)
Mikhail Sergachev (Windsor Spitfires)
Logan Stanley (Windsor Spitfires)
Riley Stillman (Oshawa Generals)
Gabriel Sylvestre (Shawinigan Cataractes)

Forwards (37):
Vitalii Abramov (Gatineau Olympiques)
Jonathan Ang (Peterborough Petes)
Nathan Bastian (Mississauga Steelheads)
Tyler Benson (Vancouver Giants)
Will Bitten (Flint Firebirds)
Logan Brown (Windsor Spitfires)
Connor Bunnaman (Kitchener Rangers)
Nicholas Caamano (Flint Firebirds)
Alex DeBrincat (Erie Otters)
Dillon Dube (Kelowna Rockets)
Pierre-Luc Dubois (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles)
Julien Gauthier (Val-d’Or Foreurs)
Tim Gettinger (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Brandon Gignac (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Noah Gregor (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Brett Howden (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Max Jones (London Knights)
Tanner Kaspick (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Boris Katchouk (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Jack Kopacka (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Vladimir Kuznetsov (Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia Sting)
Pascal Laberge (Victoriaville Tigres)
Beck Malenstyn (Calgary Hitmen)
Adam Mascherin (Kitchener Rangers)
Michael McLeod (Mississauga Steelheads)
Alexander Nylander (Mississauga Steelheads)
Cliff Pu (London Knights)
Taylor Raddysh (Erie Otters)
Ty Ronning (Vancouver Giants)
Givani Smith (Guelph Storm)
Otto Somppi (Halifax Mooseheads)
Jordy Stallard (Calgary Hitmen)
Sam Steel (Regina Pats)
Simon Stransky (Prince Albert Raiders)
Matthew Tkachuk (London Knights)
Carsen Twarynski (Calgary Hitmen)

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