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THE UNH MEN’S HOCKEY BLOG: UNH Commits Replace 2-1-2023: NHL Draft Prospects


Connor MacPherson
Ranked #134
Ryan Conmy
Ranked #211
Ryan MacPherson
Ranked #223

Information & Notes

NHL Central Scouting Midterm Rankings

On January thirteenth the NHL Central Scouting Service (NHL CSS) revealed their 2023 Draft Prospect Midterm Rankings. 3 gamers dedicated to the College of New Hampshire – Connor MacPherson (3/2/05), Ryan Conmy (10/23/04) and Ryan MacPherson (3/2/05) – had been added to Central Scouting’s pool of 2023 NHL prospects. Connor MacPherson’s midterm rank is #134, his twin brother Ryan MacPherson is #223, and Ryan Conmy is #211.

It is noteworthy that these gamers weren’t included on Central Scouting’s 2023 NHL Draft Preliminary Gamers To Watch Listing launched on October twenty second. Their excellent efficiency for the reason that 2022-23 season started has impressed the NHL scouting employees.

~ Connor MacPherson (DOB: 3/2/05), the 17-year-old, 6’0″, 176 lbs., right-shot ahead from Tecumseh, Ontario, has scored 20 targets, together with 5 energy play and 4 game-winning targets, and distributed 28 assists in 33 video games with the Leamington Flyers. He is presently tied for twelfth in Better Ontario Junior Hockey League scoring. Listed below are a pair highlights from his final 2 seasons with Leamington:

Connor MacPherson sits at #134 on the 2022-23 North American Skaters Midterm Rankings. This Central Scouting record is split into 7 rounds with 32 North American skater prospects per spherical. Connor MacPherson is close to the highest of the Fifth Spherical (129-160).

Traditionally, nearly all of prospects on the Fifth-round record of North American skaters don’t get drafted. For instance, solely 6 of 32 North American skaters ranked within the Fifth Spherical on the 2021-22 North American Skaters Midterm Rankings had been drafted by an NHL group in June, 2022. 1 within the 4th Spherical (one hundredth general), 2 in Spherical 5 (137th, 146th), 2 in Spherical 6 (177th, 193rd), and 1 in Spherical 7 (223rd). 26 North American skaters ranked within the Fifth Spherical weren’t chosen within the 2022 NHL Draft.

One of many higher situations for Connor MacPherson, and the UNH males’s hockey program, can be to approximate former UNH star Angus Crookshank‘s profession path. Coincidently, Crookshank ranked #139 on Central Scouting’s 2017-18 Midterm Rankings for North American skaters and was drafted by the Ottawa Senators within the Fifth Spherical (134th general) of the 2018 NHL Draft. Throughout three seasons at UNH, Crookshank scored 35 targets, 28 assists in 90 video games. He now performs for the Belleville Senators within the AHL. In 61 video games, he is scored 18 targets and 21 assists.

~ Ryan Conmy (DOB: 10/23/04), the 18-year-old, 5’10”, 188 lbs., right-shot ahead from Alexandria, Virginia, has burst on the scene in his first season of junior hockey. He is scored 19 targets, together with 6 energy play and a game-winning purpose, and 12 assists in 35 video games with the Sioux Metropolis Musketeers. He is presently tied for Fifth in United States Hockey League goal-scoring. Listed below are 3 of the targets Conmy scored in November, 2022:

Ryan Conmy is ranked #211 on the 2022-23 North American Skaters Midterm Rankings. Conmy is close to the center of the seventh Spherical (193-224) of the rankings.

Usually, only some North American skaters ranked within the seventh Spherical of the midterm rankings get drafted. Final season, 4 of 32 North American skaters ranked within the seventh Spherical on the 2021-22 North American Skaters Midterm Rankings had been drafted by an NHL group in June, 2022. 28 North American skaters ranked within the seventh Spherical weren’t chosen within the 2022 NHL Draft.

Curiously, 3 of the 4, Spherical 7 North American prospects chosen within the 2022 Draft have adopted the NCAA Division I route. Cade Littler (Ranked #198; Drafted seventh Spherical, 219th general) is a freshman at Minnesota State. Luke Devlin (Ranked #202; Drafted sixth Spherical, 182nd general) performs for the West Kelowna Warriors (BCHL) and is dedicated to Cornell. Matthew Morden (Ranked #223; Drafted Fifth Spherical, 131st general) is a Harvard commit who performs for the Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL). Landon Sim (Ranked #213; Drafted sixth Spherical, 184th general) performs for the London Knights within the Ontario Hockey League.

~ Ryan MacPherson (3/2/05), the 17-year-old twin brother of Connor, is a 6’0″, 176 lbs., left-shot heart from Tecumseh, Ontario. Ryan has scored 19 targets, together with 3 energy play and 4 game-winning targets, and added 29 assists in 38 Leamington Flyers’ video games. He is tied with Connor because the twelfth main scorer within the Better Ontario Junior Hockey League. Listed below are a pair highlights from his final 2 seasons with Leamington:

Sometimes, a North American prospect in Spherical 7 of Central Scouting’s Midterm Rankings will get drafted by an NHL group and turns into a high participant in Hockey East. A working example is Gunnarwolfe Fontaine (9/16/00), a 5’8″, 174 lbs., left-shot ahead from East Greenwich, Rhode Island. Fontaine was ranked #212 on Central Scouting’s 2019-20 North American Skaters Midterm Rankings. He was chosen by the Nashville Predators within the seventh Spherical (202th general) of the 2020 NHL Draft. During the last 3 seasons, Fontaine has scored 21 targets, 41 assists in 84 video games with Northeastern College.

To be included within the NHL Central Scouting Midterm Rankings is actually an honor for a 17 or 18-year-old hockey participant. After all there isn’t any means of figuring out what the long run holds for Ryan MacPherson, his brother Connor, or Ryan Conmy. However inclusion on NHL Central Scouting’s Midterm Rankings is step one in a probably shiny school hockey profession.


2022-23 Statistics

Participant NZ Stars** Workforce League GP Targets Asst Pts PIM +/-
2023 Commits
Brendan Fitzgerald* 3/6/03 (D) 4.0 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 20 2 15 17 55 +7
Nick Ring* 10/26/03 (F) 3.75 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 36 9 22 31 12 -7
Jason Siedem 10/17/02 (F) 3.75 Blackfalds Bulldogs AJHL 46 16 36 52 18
JP Turner* 1/31/03 (F) 3.5 Fargo Pressure USHL 35 5 10 15 16 +6
Ronan Walsh 5/3/02 (F) 3.5 Aberdeen Wings NAHL 37 8 11 19 69 -6
2023 or ’24 Commit
Ryan Conmy* 10/23/04 (F) 4.0 Sioux Metropolis Musketeers USHL 35 19 12 31 4 +8
2024 Commits
Connor DeTurris 10/8/04 (F) 3.75 Janesville Jets NAHL 31 13 13 26 14 +14
Madison Capitols USHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
Connor MacPherson* 3/2/05 (F) 3.75 Leamington Flyers GOJHL 33 20 28 48 27
Ryan MacPherson* 3/2/05 (F) 3.75 Leamington Flyers GOJHL 38 19 29 48 16
Ryan Philbrick* 6/20/04 (D) 3.25 Cushing Academy NE Prep 19 1 15 16
Josh Participant* 5/13/05 (D) 3.5 Inexperienced Bay Gamblers USHL 12 1 2 3 2 0
Bishop Kearney 18U 18U AAA 32 8 21 29 0
NEPACK 18U 6 1 2 3 4
Luca Primerano 3/17/05 (F) 3.75 Prince George Spruce Kings BCHL 33 6 18 24 4
2024 or ’25 Commit
Conner de Haro 10/17/05 (D) 3.75 Janesville Jets NAHL 0 0 0 0 0 0
Youngstown Phantoms USHL 24 0 4 4 14 +6
Jack Sadowski 7/29/06 (F) 3.75 Kimball Union Academy NE Prep 20 14 11 25
Islanders Hockey Membership 18U Prep EHF
2025 Commits
Worth Grimes 1/28/06 (D) 3.75 Sioux Falls Energy 16U 16 AAA 27 3 9 12
T1EHL 15 1 6 7 29
Niko Tournas 2/17/06 (F) 3.75 New Jersey Rockets 16U THF 16U 10 11 8 19 2
NEPACK 16U 11 7 1 8 0
* = Signed Nationwide Letter of Intent
** = Impartial Zone 5-Star Ranking

NOTE
The statistics for the commits, introduced within the above desk, are categorized by the projected 12 months they may enroll in UNH. For instance, the “2023 Commits” are projected to start enjoying for UNH within the Fall of 2023. I’ve primarily based these projections on the next elements:
~ Variety of UNH gamers leaving the group on the finish of the earlier season and the place they performed.
~ Variety of incoming switch gamers and the place they play.
~ If a Nationwide Letter of Intent has been signed.
~ The 12 months the commit and UNH coaches initially focused for enrollment in UNH.
~ How outdated the commit can be upon admission.
~ Variety of years in junior hockey previous to admission.
~ The commit’s efficiency in latest seasons in addition to accidents.
~ Anticipated date of highschool commencement.

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