AMARILLO, TX – The Amarillo Bulls received some good news from NHL Central Scouting on Tuesday afternoon.
Defenseman Quinn Warmuth is one of 10 players recognized on the National Hockey League’s Prospects To Watch List for 2018 Draft Eligible Players with the release of the NHL Central Scouting’s preliminary list of players to watch in North American and in Europe.
Warmuth, a native of Olmstead Falls, Ohio (Cleveland) has one goal and one assist for two points in seven games. Last year 6-3, 187 pound defenseman had 8 points and 36 penalty minutes in 54 games.
“Quinn has established that he has a high ceiling as a player and excellent pro upside,” said Bulls Head Coach Rocky Russo. “We are excited for the early accolades that he has received but know there is much more work to be done for him to reach his goals.”
Warmuth joins Tristan Rostagno and Ivan Chukarov as former Bulls players who made the NHL Central Scouting Watch Lists.
Warmuth along with goaltender Mitchell Gibson (Lone Star Brahmas), forward Aaron Grounds (Minot Minotauros), goaltender Danile Lebedeff (Janesville Jets), Defenseman Joseph Mancuso (Northeast Generals), defenseman Ben Schultheis (Minnesota Magicians), goaltender Ryan Ullan (Bismarck Bobcats), Paul Cotter, Chase Hartje, Jake Kucharski who are all on the Watch List.
A total of 55 NHL scouts, including those from NHL Central Scouting, were on hand at the NAHL Showcase two weeks ago scouting players at the NAHL Showcase.
The lists, comprised of “A,” “B” and “C” players for the upcoming season in each of the major junior hockey leagues, are sent to NHL team scouts for the purpose of tracking the top draft-eligible players entering the 2017-18 season. All “A” skaters have been identified as potential first-round picks, while “B” players are considered second- or third-round candidates. The players on the “C” list are thought to be fourth-, fifth- or sixth-round possibilities. Central Scouting’s preliminary rankings will be revealed in November. That list includes the top 25 prospects for each of the various leagues throughout North America and Europe.
NHL Central Scouting will release its midseason rankings of 2018 draft-eligible players in January, followed by its final rankings in April. The Dallas Stars will host the 2018 NHL Draft at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Next year’s Draft will be held over two days on June 22-23.
A total of 17 players have been selected right after playing in the NAHL in the past five NHL Drafts.
The Amarillo Bulls continue a four game home stand this weekend at the Budweiser Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center hosting the Corpus Christi IceRays on Saturday and Sunday at 7 pm. Saturday is the first Scout Night of the Season, and it’s also the Kids Zone with B’s Bouncers and the Seven Grill and Bar Bike Giveaway. Sunday is Jimmy Fincher Body Shop’s Faith and Family Night as well as the 2nd Scout Night and $1 hotdogs. Troop and Pack leaders can book tickets as well as purchase the new Scout Patch that is designed like a hockey jersey.
Tickets are available at the Bulls Office located at 301 South Polk, Civic Center Box Office and all Panhandle Ticket locations including United Supermarkets or online at www.panhandletickets.com. For further information on Group Rates, Season Tickets, or Corporate Marketing Partnerships please call the Bulls Office at 806-242-1122.