Two future Tigers named to NHL Central Scouting’s final draft list

schweitzerTwo future Tigers were listed in the final NHL Central Scouting 2020 Draft rankings released on Wednesday.
The 2020 NHL Draft scheduled for June 26-27 in Montreal has been postponed to a date to be announced.
Benilde-St. Margaret’s righthanded defenseman Nathan Schweitzer, listed at 6-foot, 200 pounds, is projected as a fourth-round selection.  He is pictured above.
Cretin-Durham Raiders lefty forward Matthew Gleason (5-8, 170 pounds) was picked as a possible seventh-round pick. The two MInnesota high schoolers, scheduled to join CC at the start of the 2021-22 seasons, were also named to the midseason list.
Schweitzer, 18, committed to CC in September 2018. He recorded 32 points (26 assists) in 21 games during his second season as the B-SM captain after recording 42 points (27 assists) in 43 games as a junior. He also played in four games for the Sioux Falls Stampede.
Gleason, who turns 19 in September, committed to the Tigers in October 2018.
Gleason was named as the St. Paul Pioneer Press’ 2019 East Metro Boys’ Hockey Player of the Year and as the 2020 Minneapolis Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year. He recorded 78 points (36 goals) in 27 high school games as a senior. He recorded 52 points (34 goals) in 26 games as a junior
Here is a link to the pdf  listing all the players ranked.

Incoming goalie Dominic Basse was selected in the sixth round (167th overall) by Chicago in 2019. He is part of a freshman class joining the National Collegiate Hockey Conference program that is ranked fifth nationally by the Neutral Zone scouting website.

The full class will be announced between April 15 and Aug. 1 when the NCAA signing period resumes.

Rising sophomore forward Josiah Slavin (13 points, 34 games) was chosen by the Blackhawks in the seventh (193rd) in 2018.


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