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Sissons top-ranked Rocket by Central Scouting

Kelowna Rockets captain Colton Sissons is ranked 14th  among North American skaters by Central Scouting. - Marissa Baecker/Contributor
Kelowna Rockets captain Colton Sissons is ranked 14th among North American skaters by Central Scouting.
— image credit: Marissa Baecker/Contributor

A trio of Kelowna Rockets have been listed in NHL Central Scouting's final rankings leading up to this summer's NHL entry draft.

Centre Colton Sissons is the highest-ranked member of the WHL team among North American skaters at 14th overall.

The 6-foot, 187-pound North Vancouver scored 26 goals and 41 points in 53 games this season.

If the Rockets' captain is chosen in the first round the draft, he would be the first member of the WHL team to do so since Luke Schenn was selected fifth overall and Tyler Myers 12th in the 2008 draft in Ottawa.

Kelowna defenceman Damon Severson is rated 48th overall among North American skaters.

The 6-foot-2, 198-pound native of Melville, Sask., scored seven goals and added 30 assists in 56 games during the 2011-12 regular season.

Both Severson and Sissons played in the 2012 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in February in Kelowna.

The third Rockets player ranked is forward Colton Heffley in the 171st position.

A 6-foot-3, 200-pound product of Swift Current, Sask., Heffley scored four goals and added six assists in 55 games.

Other Rockets who haven't been ranked but may receive some consideration on draft day, include defenceman Cole Martin and forwards Carter Rigby and Tyrell Goulbourne.

The NHL entry draft will go June 22 and 23 in Pittsburgh.


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