Esposito top North American skater in mid-season rankings for 2007 NHL draft

Trevor Cann of the Peterborough Petes is the top-ranked North American goalie on the list, released today by NHL Central Scouting Service. Russian right-winger Alexei Cherepanov holds the top ranking spot among European skaters.

Swedish netminder Mark Owuya is the top-ranked European goaltender.

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The ranking features the top 210 skaters and 30 goaltenders in North America and top 170 skaters and 15 goalies from Europe.

The entry draft will be held June 23 in Columbus.