The rankings also include two future Mavericks: Centennial High School defenseman Brett Stern (a prep teammate of Pitlick's), who is No. 136, and Woodbury High School forward Max Gaede, who is No. 144.
The rankings do not necessarily predict draft order. While No. 21 would be a first-round pick, Central Scouting has separate lists for North American goalies, European goalies and European skaters. Tim Jackman remains MSU's highest-drafted player, taken No. 38 overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2001, following his freshman year. David Backes was selected No. 62 overall -- also a second-round pick -- by the St. Louis Blues in 2003, the summer before he arrived at MSU.