The NHL's Central Scouting Service put out its final predraft rankings today, and Minnesota State's two most-recent recruits are on the list of North American skaters.
Cloquet forward Justin Jokinen is rated 54th, six spots up from his mid-season ranking. The NHL did a story on Jokinen recently. Forward Tyler Thompson of the USHL's Cedar Rapids RoughRiders is 183rd. He was at 149 in the midseason rankings.
The signing of Jokinen and Thompson was finally made official by MSU last week.
Former MSU recruit Garry Nunn, who ended up jumping over major junior part way through this past season because of eligibility issues, is 101st.
The top WCHA recruit on the list is Wisconsin-bound Jake Gardiner of Minnetonka. Gardiner has often credited Mavericks coach Troy Jutting for his development as Jutting suggested he switch from forward to defense. There are six other WCHA recruits listed ahead of Jokinen.