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Blues’ Keane ranked by CJHL

Winnipeg Blues’ forward Jackson Keane is one of 11 CJHL players ranked in the 2015 Central Scouting final rankings. Keane, who hails from Winnipeg, is projected to be a sixth-round selection in this June’s NHL Entry Draft.

Keane had an outstanding sophomore season, collecting 61 points (20-41) in 50 games. He was also a member of Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge, in addition to playing for Team West at the CJHL Prospects Game. The 18-year-old forward has committed to the University of North Dakota.

Meanwhile, Marcus Vela of the Langley Rivermen (BCHL) is the recipient of the CJHL’s Top NHL Prospect Award as the highest ranked CJHL player at 131st on the North American Skaters list. The 6’ 2” forward has committed to the University of New Hampshire for the 2015 – 2016 season.

The Final Rankings includes five players from the BCHL, three players from the AJHL and a player from each the OJHL and MJHL.

The following is a list of CJHL players on the 2015 NHL Final Draft Rankings.

 

 R

FR

First Name

Last Name

Team

League

5

131

MARCUS

 

VELA

LANGLEY

BCHL

6

152

JACKSON

 

KEANE

WINNIPEG BLUES

MJHL

7

188

CARMINE

 

BUONO

POWELL RIVER

BCHL

7

190

WILLIAM

 

REILLY

NORTH YORK

OJHL

7

192

RHETT

 

GARDNER

OKOTOKS

AJHL

7

195

THOMAS

 

ALDWORTH

VERNON

BCHL

7

199

LIAM

 

FINLAY

VERNON

BCHL

7

200

 

ADAM

BERG

CALGARY MUSTANGS

AJHL

7

203

JAMES

 

VERMEULEN

WHITECOURT

AJHL

7

209

VINCENT

 

DESHARNAIS

CHILLIWACK

BCHL