Wisconsin hockey recruiting: 3 future Badgers on NHL Draft watch list

Uncommitted Eau Claire Memorial center Charley Graaskamp is considered an NHL Draft prospect. - Matt Christians

Wisconsin recruits Seamus Malone, Jack Dougherty and Matthew Berkovitz are all considered "players to watch" by NHL Central Scouting.

Three future Badgers and three more players from the state of Wisconsin were listed Thursday by NHL Central Scouting when it released its November watch list for the 2014 NHL Draft. Future Badgers Seamus Malone and Jack Dougherty received "B" ratings by Central Scouting, while Matt Berkovitz was graded as a "C" prospect.

An "A" ranking by Central Scouting indicates a player who is a candidate to be selected in the first round. Players with a "B" ranking are projected as second- or third-round picks, while a "C" grade means a player has a chance to be selected between the third and sixth rounds of the draft.

Wisconsin natives Charley Graaskamp (Eau Claire Memorial), Cooper Watson (Appleton) and Alex Falconer (Shattuck-St. Mary's Prep) all received "C" ratings from Central Scouting. All three players are currently uncommitted.

One-time Badgers recruit Christian Dvorak was graded as a "C" prospect. Dvorak decommitted in August to sign with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League, forfeiting his NCAA eligibility in the process. Dvorak is currently 11th on the Knights in scoring with four goals and 10 points in 19 games this season.

PLAYER TEAM HOMETOWN COLLEGE COMMIT NHL CS GRADE
Matthew Berkovitz Ashwaubenon HS Ashwaubenon, Wis. Wisconsin C
Jack Dougherty U.S. NTDP U-18 Cottage Grove, Minn. Wisconsin B
Seamus Malone Dubuque (USHL) Naperville, Ill. Wisconsin B
Alex Falconer Shattuck-St. Mary's Prep Kohler, Wis. C
Charley Graaskamp Eau Claire Memorial Eau Claire, Wis. C
Cooper Watson Appleton United Appleton, Wis. C
Christian Dvorak London Knights (OHL) Frankfort, Ill. C

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