NHL Central Scouting: Movers & Shakers

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Briggins looks at four players moving up the Central Scouting list.

NHL Central Scouting has released its final 2013 Draft Prospect rankings. In this week's article, I look at players who have made significant changes from their mid-season ranking. This week will focus on North American players while next week will look at Europeans.

Rising Prospects


Zach Nastasiuk – RW, Owen Sound – #13 (mid-season rank 33)


The 6-1 and 191 pound Nastasiuk is currently playing for Canada in the under-18 tournament after an excellent sophomore season in Owen Sound where he doubled his offensive output this season. He finished with 20 goals and 20 assists for 40 points in 62 games. After a slow start in September and an injury in October, Nastasiuk finished the season strong. He also had an excellent playoff, netting four goals and seven assists in 11 games. Nastasiuk is a competitive big player who could develop into something special or end up as a third-liner. Keep an eye on his performance at the U18 and where he goes in the NHL draft. Nastasiuk could be worth the investment after the blue chip prospects are off the board in your keeper/dynasty fantasy draft.