NHL Central Scouting Mid-Term Released: UW Recruit Grant Besse #124

UW recruit Grant Besse is ranked #124 by NHL Central Scouting

NHL Central Scouting released their mid-term rankings Tuesday, and Wisconsin recruit Grant Besse was ranked as the #124 North American skater.

NHL Central Scouting released their mid-term rankings Tuesday morning, and the list includes on future Badger. Of course I'm talking about Grant Besse, a 2013 Wisconsin recruit from Benilde-St. Margaret's high school in Minnesota.

Besse is ranked as the #124th North American skater, which means he's likely a late round pick, if he's selected at all. The NHL Draft currently only holds seven rounds. This years draft will be held on June 30th at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

A left-handed right-wing, Besse is one of the most prolific scorers in Minnesota high school hockey history. Through 14 games this season, Besse has notched 25 goals and 12 assists for 37 points. For his career, the five-foot-ten, 185-pound Besse has netted 121 goals and 85 assists for 206 points in 89 games.

No stranger to big games, Besse set a Minnesota high school state championship game record when he scored all five of his teams goals in a 5-1 victory last spring in the AA title game over Hill-Murray.

Number one on the mid-term ranking is Portland Winterhawks defenseman Seth Jones. Of course, Jones was one of the many stars on Team USA at the recent World Junior Championships.

NHL Central Scouting Mid-Term Ranking (College, or future college players)

20) JT Compher (LW)--USA U18--Michigan recruit
21) Ian McCoshen (D)--Waterloo (USHL)--Boston College recruit
31) Michael McCarron (RW)--USA U18--Western Michigan recruit
32) Connor Hurley (C)--Edina HS--Notre Dame recruit
36) Brett Pesce (D)--University of New Hampshire
42) Hudson Fasching (RW)--USA U18--Minnesota recruit
47) Steven Santini (D)--USA U18--Boston College recruit
49) Michael Downing (D)--Dubuque (USHL)--Michigan recruit
51) Keaton Thompson (D)--USA U18--North Dakota recruit
57) Gustav Olofsson (D)--Green Bay (USHL)--Colorado College recruit
59) John Hayden (C)--USA U18--Yale recruit
62) Adam Tambellini (C)--Surrey (BCHL)--North Dakota recruit
64) Luke Ripley (D)--Powell River (BCHL)--Notre Dame recruit
72) Blake Heinrich (D)--Sioux City (USHL)--Minnesota Duluth recruit
73) Connor Clifton (D)--USA U18--Quinnipiac recruit
75) Teemu Kivihalme (D)--Burnsville HS--Colorado College recruit
77) Tommy Vannelli (D)--Minnetonka HS--Minnesota recruit
78) Luke Johnson (C)--Lincoln (USHL)--North Dakota recruit
79) Anthony Florentino (D)--South Kent School--Providence recruit
83) Zachary Sanford (LW)--Middlesex (EJHL)--UNCOMMITTED
85) Tyler Hill (LW)--Hotchkiss Prep--UNCOMMITTED
86) Avery Peterson (C)--Grand Rapids HS--UNCOMMITTED
89) Blaine Byron (C)--Smiths Falls(CCHL)--Maine recruit
90)Jason Salvaggio (C/LW)--South Kent School--UConn recruit
98) Sean Malone (C)--USA U18--Harvard recruit
100) Thomas Ebbing (C)--Chicago (USHL)--Bowling Green recruit
104) David Pope (LW)--West Kelowna (BCHL)--Nebraska Omaha recruit
108) Trevor Moore (LW)--Tri-City (USHL)--Denver recruit
109) Tyler Motte (C)--USA U18--Michigan recruit
113) Brendan Harms (RW)--Fargo (USHL)--Bemidji State recruit
114) Jake Guentzel (C)--Sioux City (USHL)--Nebraska Omaha recruit
115) Zach Glienke (LW)--Eagan HS--UNCOMMITTED
117) Brian Pinho (C)--St. John's Prep--Providece recruit
119) Parker Reno (D)--Edina HS--RPI recruit
120) Eddie Ellis (LW)--Anover HS--Harvard recruit
121) Ross Olsson (RW)--Lincoln (USHL)--Northeastern recruit
124) Grant Besse (RW)--Benilde-St. Margaret's--Wisconsin recruit
125) Wiley Sherman (D)--Hotchkiss School--Harvard recruit
133) Nick Hutchinson (C)--Avon Old Farms--UNCOMMITTED
134) Matt Buckles (C)--St. Michaels (OJHL)--Cornell recruit
135) Adam Johnson (C)--Hibbing HS--Minnesota Duluth recruit
136) Ryan Segalla (D)--Salisbury--UConn recruit
137) Carson Soucy (D)--Spruce Grove (AJHL)--UNCOMMITTED
141) Kevin Guiltinan (D)--Prince George (BCHL)--Harvard recruit
143) Jacob Jackson (C)--Tartan HS--Michigan Tech recruit
150) Nolan DeJong (D)--Victoria (BCHL)--Michigan recruit
154) Dexter Dancs (LW)--Vernon (BCHL)--Michigan recruit
160) Quin Pompi (D)--Berkshire--Princeton recruit
161) Dane Birks (D)--Merritt (BCHL)--Michigan Tech recruit
162) John Stevens (C)--Dubuque (USHL)--Northeastern recruit
163) Miles Wood (LW)--Nobles Prep--UNCOMMITTED
164) Clint Lewis (D)--USA U18--Cornell recruit
166) Troy Josephs (C)--St. Michaels (OJHL)--Clarkson recruit
168) Christopher Forney (D)--Thief River Falls--UNCOMMITTED
170) Will Butcher (D)--USA U18--Denver recruit
172) Daniel LaFontaine (C)--Avon Old Farms--UNCOMMITTED
173) Willie Raskob (D)--Shatuck Prep--Minnesota Duluth recruit
174) Neal Poink (D)--Hermantown HS--UNCOMMITTED
178) Connor Light (D)--Andover--UNCOMMITTED
180) Evan Allen (C)--USA U18--Michigan recruit
186) Quentin Shore (C)--University of Denver
189) Andrew Copp (C)--University of Michigan
191) Mark Hamilton (D)--Salisbury Prep--UMass recruit
192) Peter Quenneville (C)--Dubuque (USHL)--Quinnipiac recruit
196) Alec Rauhauser (D)--Bismark HS--UNCOMMITTED
197) Tyler Wood (D)--Nobles Prep--Brown recruit
198) Kiefer Sherwood (C)--Ohio Blue Jackets--Miami recruit
200) Tyler Vesel (C)--Shattuck Prep--Nebraska Omaha recruit
201) Brett Boehm (LW)--Flin Flon--Minnesota Duluth recruit
205) Cole Bardreau (C)--Cornell
207) Tyler Andrew (RW)--Topeka (NAHL)--Ferris State recruit
210) Jacob Montgomery (LW)--Sioux City (USHL)--Nebraska Omaha recruit

North American Goalies

4) Cal Peterson--Waterloo (USHL--Notre Dame recruit
7) Eamon McAdam--Waterloo (USHL--Penn State recruit
9) Evan Cowley--Witchita Falls (NAHL)--UNCOMMITTED
23) Charlie Lindgren--Sioux Falls (USHL)--St. Cloud recruit
30) Sean Romeo--Youngstown (USHL)--UNCOMMITTED
32) Adam Clark--Salmon Arm (BCHL)--New Hampshire recruit
33) Chad Katunar--Penticton (BCHL)--Notre Dame recruit
34) Merrick Madsen--Proctor Academy--Harvard recruit
35) Shane Starrett--South Kent School--UNCOMMITTED

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