Ryan Hartman — F — U.S. Nat’l U17 Team — Hartman will miss 2012 Draft eligibility by five days, unless they somehow change the dates on us. Born on Sept. 20, 1994, he’ll likely be one of, if not the oldest first-year eligible player available in 2013. Hartman may be one of the more natural scorers for the U17 team. Currently its leading goal scorer with 15 tallies on the year, he’s been dominant against international competition (nine goals in 14 international contests) for the U17s. He’s committed to Miami University, where his offensive brand of hockey should thrive. He’ll be an attractive option near the top of the draft board in 2013.
The American Prospect Update, featuring players eligible for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft will return to its usual Tuesday spot next week. I’m working on tracking down a few guys for some Q & A’s for the next few weeks so stay tuned for that.