Locals make NHL mid-term rankings

Mid-term rankings were released by the NHL Central Scouting Service and there are a handful of locals who are turning heads.

Noble and Greenough leads the local talent crop with three players appearing on the list. Forward Steven Miller checks in at No. 85 overall among North American skaters with fellow winger Matt Harlow at No. 101. Defenseman Michael Reardon is ranked 180th overall.

The highest ranked player with New England ties is power forward Philippe Hudon of Choate-Rosemary Hall. The Quebec native and Cornell commit is ranked 31st in North America. Former Wild Boar and U.S. NTDP U-18 teamer Michael Paliotta, of Westport, Conn., checks in at No. 32.

The highest ranked Massachusetts player is Belmont Hill left winger Jimmy Vesey (No. 80).

Junior Bruins forward and Harvard commit Mike Seward, who helped Winchester to a Super 8 appearance last year, is ranked 210th.

Milton Academy defenseman Rob O'Gara (95) and Dexter center Nicholas Bligh (123) made the list as well as Newburyport native Chris Eiserman, the Valley Junior Warriors goaltender who is ranked 34th among netminders.