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Five Manitobans named to NHL Central Scouting’s Preliminary Players to Watch list

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  October 27, 2022 3:30 pm

Five Manitobans have been named to NHL Central Scouting’s Preliminary ‘Players to Watch’ list for the 2023 NHL Draft.

Brandon Wheat Kings goaltender Carson Bjarnason of Carberry was one of seven WHL players who was given an ‘A’ rating. Portland Winterhawks forward Carter Sotheran (Sanford), Steinbach Pistons forward Ty Paisley (Steinbach), Chicago Steel forward Jayden Perron (Winnipeg), and Prince George Cougars defenceman Hudson Thornton (Winnipeg) were given ‘C’ ratings.

NHL Central Scouting identifies players with a rating system that includes four categories. The ‘A’ rating indicates players projected to be first-round candidates. The ‘B’ rating indicates players projected to be second- or third-round candidates, and the ‘C’ rating indicates players projected to be fourth-, fifth-, or sixth-round candidates. Though no players received this designation, ‘LV’ represents a player who has not had sufficient viewings, due to injury.


PTW Position First Name Last Name Hometown Current Team
A G Carson Bjarnason Carberry Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
C F Carter Sotheran Sanford Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
C F Ty Paisley Steinbach Steinbach Pistons (MJHL)
C F Jayden Perron Winnipeg Chicago Steel (USHL)
C D Hudson Thornton Winnipeg Prince George Cougars (WHL)


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