Minnesota high school defenseman Robbie Stucker, a Colorado College hockey commit, was ranked No. 88 among 247 North American skaters in the final rankings released by NHL Central Scouting.
With another 240-plus European skaters in the mix, it makes him a likely late round draft pick in the June 23-24 entry draft in Chicago’s United Center.
The St. Thomas Academy blue-liner, listed at 6-foot-2, is scheduled to join the National Collegiate Hockey Conference program at the start of the 2018-19 season. He committed to CC in March.
The 18-year-old team captain, wearing No. 2 in attached picture, will play next season with the North American Hockey League’s Minnesota Magicians after four years at 2A St. Thomas. He recorded 51 points (40 assists) in 31 high school games during his senior year.
“Robbie is a big, smooth D-man playing locally at STA,” Magicians coach Scott Meyer said. “He can play all scenarios and we are excited to have him.”
Stucker may sign with CC during the next NCAA signing period, which begins Wednesday and lasts until Aug. 1.