NHL draft rankings: Philly kid Anthony DeAngelo the top American-born skater

Claus Andersen / Getty Images Sport

NHL Central Scouting has released its midterm rankings for the 2014 NHL Draft, and Philly-area kid Anthony DeAngelo is the top American-born prospect on the list.

The midterm draft rankings from NHL Central Scouting are out for 2014, and a Philly-area kid is listed as the top American-born skater.

Sarnia Sting defenseman Anthony DeAngelo, as you could perhaps deduce from the Italian name, has South Philadelphia roots. He was raised in the South Jersey burb of Sewell, and he played his youth hockey in Central Jersey with the Mercer Chiefs. At age 15, the USHL's Cedar Rapids RoughRiders came calling, and shortly thereafter he made a verbal commitment to play at Boston University.

In 2011, however, DeAngelo was selected in the second-round of the OHL Draft by Sarnia. DeAngelo decided to go the junior route and made the jump to Canada, as opposed to sticking in the USHL and playing college hockey. It's worked out so far. In three years with the Sting, DeAngelo, now 18 years old, has cracked the top 20 in OHL scoring this year (as a defenseman, no less) with 11 goals and 42 assists.

He was one of the final cuts from the USA World Junior team last month, but he's likely to make the 2015 team. He's a tiny guy at the 5'11 and just 165 pounds, but he's expected to be a first-round pick in front of the hometown crowd at Wells Fargo Center come June 27. He might even be on the board when the Flyers make their first-round choice.

Below, see the full rankings from NHL Central Scouting, broken into four categories: North American skaters, North American goaltenders, European skaters and European goaltenders.

North American skaters

European skaters

North American goalies

European goalies

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Broad Street Hockey

You must be a member of Broad Street Hockey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Broad Street Hockey. You should read them.

Join Broad Street Hockey

You must be a member of Broad Street Hockey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Broad Street Hockey. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker