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Two Merrimack Recruits on Final NHL Central Scouting List

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Merrimack recruits Michael Kesselring and Declan Carlile are both on the final rankings list from NHL Central Scouting, which has ranked players for the upcoming 2018 NHL Entry Draft in June.

Kesselring was ranked No. 75 among North American skaters after finishing his senior season with New Hampton Prep in New Hampshire. Kesselring followed that up by signing with the Des Moines Buccaneers in the USHL. With New Hampton, Kesselring finished with 34 points (11 goals, 23 assists) in 38 games from the blue line. Since signing with Des Moines, Kesselring, who was ranked No. 55 in the mid-term rankings, has two assists in 12 games.

Carlile was ranked No. 176 in the final rankings, making his debut on the list after not being ranked in the mid-term rankings. Carlile appeared in 54 games for the Wellington Dukes (OJHL) this season, posting six goals and 33 assists for 39 points.

Fellow Merrimack recruit Jonathan Young is not on the Central Scouting list, but does have interviews scheduled with a handful of NHL teams ahead of the draft in June.

About Mike McMahon

Mike McMahon is in his 13th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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