The group includes Harris, Henricks, Hong, Lipinski and Silverstein.
Forward Sam Harris. Photo courtesy of the Sioux Falls Stampede
Five players with ties the Anaheim Jr. Ducks are part of the NHL Central Scouting 2022-23 Preliminary Players to Watch List.
The group includes forwards Sam Harris, Ty Henricks, James Hong, and Jaden Lipinski, as well as goaltender Dylan Silverstein. All garnered a "C" rating, meaning they are projected to go between the fourth and sixth rounds of next summer's NHL Entry Draft.
Harris, a longtime San Diego Jr. Gulls player, has committed to play Division I hockey at Denver. He is in his second season with Sioux Falls of the United States Hockey League (USHL).
The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Harris has eight points (five goals) in seven games thus far this season. Last season, Harris put up 35 points (16 goals) in 60 games. He is a late 2003 birth year and in his second year of eligibility for the draft.
Henricks, a Western Michigan commit, is in his first season of junior hockey with Fargo of the USHL. He has appeared in two games.
The 6-4, 205-pounder had 155 points (87 goals) in 80 games last season for the Jr. Ducks' 16U AAA team that reached the USA Hockey Youth Nationals. A 2005, this is his first year of eligibility for the draft.
Hong, a Minnesota State commit, is in his second season of junior with Waterloo of the USHL. The 5-9, 175-pounder has four points (one goal) in eight games this season after putting up 24 points (11 goals) in 61 games last season. A late 2004, this is his first year of eligibility for the draft.
Lipinski, who plays for Vancouver of the Western Hockey League, has 10 points (three goals) in 11 games in his second major junior campaign. A 6-3, 208-pounder, he had 17 points (eight goals) in 68 games last season. Like Hong, he is a late 2004.
And Silverstein, a 2004 who committed to Boston College but reportedly has withdrawn and appears headed to junior hockey, is in his second season of eligibility. The 6-foot, 180-pounder went 16-9-0 with two shutouts last season for the U.S. National Team Development Program's Under-18 team.