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Four Musketeers Listed In Latest NHL Draft Rankings

By Tanner Hoops, 05/27/21, 12:45PM CDT


The latest 2021 Draft Prospect rankings from NHL Central Scouting have been released and four Musketeers have made the list.

Shai Buium, a defenseman committed to the University of Denver, is ranked as the 20th-best North American skater. The San Diego native tallied 26 points including a team-best 22 assists in 50 games for the Musketeers this season.

Owen McLaughlin, a forward headed to Penn State, is ranked 119th among North American-born skaters. He appeared in three games for the Musketeers as an affiliate player during the 2019-20 season before spending time with the USNTDP this year.

Bennett Schimek is listed as the 121st-best North American skater. The Providence-bound winger appeared in 50 games for the Musketeers this season, tallying 11 goals and 13 assists.

Daniel Laatsch, a defenseman headed to the University of Wisconsin, is ranked 147th among North American skaters. Laatsch played 92 USHL games over three seasons, including this past season in Sioux City where he put up 19 points in 51 games.

"The number one goal of our organization is to develop players and move them onto the next level,” Musketeers general manager Andy Johnson said, “Our coaching staff has put a lot of time into their development but credit to these kids for the work they've put in every day to be recognized by Central Scouting."