NHL Central Scouting listed three DU recruits plus Freshman Nick Shore on its final rankings for the NHL Draft to be held this summer in St. Paul, Minnesota.
There was some significant movement by all four DU representatives and it would be interesting to know why.
24. Scott Mayfield D, Youngstown (USHL) was #15
56. Nick Shore C, Denver (WCHA) was #38
70. Zac Larazza LW, USA-18 (NTDP) was #98
108. Josiah Didier D, Cedar Rapids (USHL) '12 was #198
Clearly, Mayfield fell due to a lack of offensive production (7g, 9a) this season at Youngstown (USHL). He has to be considered a bit of a longshot to be selected in the first round unless the scouts are projecting some offensive upside that wasn't on display this season.
Nick Shore's fall was a little puzzling because he played really well this season for DU and really came on at the end of the year.
Zac Larazza didn't post big numbers this season for the USNDT but he rose 28 spots. There must be some intangibles there the scouts really like.
Finally, Josiah Didier made a meteoric rise. Word around town is that he is going to be an exceptional player.
Other draft eligible players/recruits include: Joey Laleggia, Larkin Jacobson, Matt Tabrum, Daniel Doremus, Matt Van Voorhis, Adam Murray.
Of those Doremus has an outside shot at being taken late and there's always the possibility that someone could take a flier on LaLeggia after the huge numbers he posted in the BCHL.
2011 Recruiting Class
D Scott Mayfield (Youngstown, USHL)
F Zac Larraza (U.S. Under-18)
D Joey LaLeggia (Penticton Vees, BCHL)
F Larkin Jacobson (Janesville Jets, NAHL)
D-F Wade Bennett (Wichita Falls, NAHL)
F Matt Tabrum (Omaha, USHL)
2012 Recruiting Class
F Tyler Pham (Colorado Thunderbirds-U18)
D Dakota Mermis (U.S. Under-17)
D Josiah Didier (Cedar Rapids, USHL)
D Matt Van Voorhis (U.S. Under-18)
F Garrett Allen (Chicago, USHL)
F Daniel Doremus (Sioux Falls, USHL)
2013 Recruiting Class
F Brad Hawkinson (Colorado Thunderbirds-U18)