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NHL Central Scouting Rankings: Incoming Boston College forward Eeli Tolvanen #8 among North American skaters

Jacob Tortora, Michael Karow also appear in final rankings

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Three of Boston College hockey’s incoming recruits have been ranked in the final NHL Central Scouting rankings, in anticipation of this summer’s upcoming NHL Draft.

The gem of this year’s recruiting class, Finland-born forward Eeli Tolvanen, is ranked #8 among North American skaters, and is projected to be an early- to mid-first round draft pick.

Tolvanen put up 54 points in 52 games for the Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL this season, and also stood out as one of Finland’s top players at the World Junior championships. Tolvanen is the second highest ranking college hockey prospect in the central scouting rankings after Minnesota’s Casey Mittelstadt, and the highest in Hockey East.

Jacob Tortora and Michael Karow also have hopes of having their names called at this summer's draft.

Tortora, a forward, is #165 among NA skaters in the final rankings, and will have a chance to improve his stock at the upcoming U18 World Championships playing for the US.

Karow, a 6’2’’ defenseman, is ranked #109 after a strong season with the Youngstown Phantoms in the USHL.