Chicago Steel right wing Matt Coronato led the list of local players featured on the NHL Central Scouting final rankings ahead of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft.
From Huntington, N.Y., Coronato was ranked ninth among North American skaters. The 5-foot-10, 183-pound Harvard commit finished this past season second in the USHL in points, notching 85 in 51 games (48 goals, 37 assists), as the Steel won the league's 2021 Clark Cup.
Coronato was one of 12 Tri-State natives to appear on the NHL Central Scouting final rankings. The second-highest-ranked local player was U.S. NTDP U-18 right wing and Boston University commit Tyler Boucher (Haddonfield, N.J.), who was listed No. 25.