NHL Central Scouting released its list of players likely to get drafted by teams this summer. On the list of North American Skaters DU recruits Quentin Shore was listed at #80 and Dakota Mermis was listed at #84.
If past experience is any guide, Shore and Mermis will likely go in the later rounds of the draft.
The good news for DU fans is that the incoming class will likely remain together for three if not all four years. That's something that hasn't happened since the championship runs in the middle of the last decade. As we saw with Ferris State this season a senior laden team can do some damage in the NCAA Tournament.
2012 Recruiting Class
F Tyler Pham (Indiana Ice, USHL)
D Dakota Mermis (Green Bay, USHL)
D Matt Van Voorhis (Sioux Falls, USHL)
F Garrett Allen (Des Moines, USHL)
D Nolan Zajac (Omaha, USHL)
F Quentin Shore (U.S. Under-18)
F Grant Arnold (Green Bay, USHL)
F Gabe Levin (Fairbanks, NAHL)
2013 Recruiting Class
F Brad Hawkinson (Lincoln Stars, USHL)
F Landon Smith (Cedar Rapids, USHL)
F Connor Chatham (U.S. Under-17)
F Ray Pigozzi (Chicago, USHL)
D Will Butcher (U.S. Under-17)
F Cody DePourcq (Penticton, BCHL)
F Trevor Moore (Tri-Cities, USHL)
2014 Recruiting Class
F Jared Fiegl (Colorado Rampage, U-16)
D Gage Ausmus (U.S. Under-17)
F Dylan Gambrell (Colorado Thunderbirds, AAA)