May 5, 2022

Three Incoming Buckeyes in NHL Central Scouting Final Rankings


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Three future members of the Ohio State men’s hockey team – Davis Burnside, Tyler Duke and Stephen Halliday – are listed in the final NHL Central Scouting rankings heading into the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. The draft will be held at Bell Centre in Montreal, with the first round July 7 and rounds 2-8 July 8.

Burnside, a forward from Fountain Hills, Ariz., played in the USHL the last three seasons and is No. 199 in the Central Scouting ratings. The 5-11, 176-pound forward started 2021-22 with Des Moines before he was traded to Dubuque. He had 31 points, with 12 goals and 19 assists, in 39 games with Des Moines before a 6-6-12 line in 21 regular season games with Dubuque, totaling 18 goals, 25 assists and 43 points in 60 regular season games. His USHL career spanned 135 games, with 57 points on 26 goals and31 assists.

Duke, a native of Strongsville, Ohio, is a 5-8, 179-pound defenseman who plays for the U.S. National Team Development Program and is No. 201 in the Central Scouting list. Through 54 games this season, he has 18 points, with three goals and 15 assists, and a +60 rating. He recently earned a silver medal with Team USA at the Under-18 World Championship. Last season he had 25 points, including 22 assists, in 44 games with the NTDP U-17 Team.

Halliday, from Ajax, Ontario, who played with the Dubuque Fighting Saints in the USHL the last three seasons, is No. 161 among North American skaters. A 6-3, 213-pound forward, he ends his junior hockey career as the USHL Tier I all-time regular season scoring leader with 215 points in 215 games. In 62 regular season games in 2021-22, Halliday had 35 goals and 60 assists for 95 points, ranking second among all USHL skaters in assists and points and standing fifth in goals. He was selected for the 2022 BioSteel All-American Game.

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