Michigan sophomore forward T.J. Hensick is ranked 94th among North American skaters for the 2005 NHL Entry Draft according to the NHL's Central Scouting Service's mid-term rankings released last week.
Hensick leads Michigan in goals (15) and points (32) through 24 games during the 2004-05 campaign. He is currently on a career-best eight-game point streak, which includes seven straight games with multiple points.
In the CSS preliminary rankings in November, Hensick was rated as the second-best collegiate player.
Additionally, five future Wolverines were also ranked by CSS in the mid-term rankings. Defenseman Jack Johnson (U.S. NTDP Under-18 Team) is the fifth-ranked skater in North America, forward Jason Bailey (U.S. NTDP Under-18 Team) is ranked 47th, forward Zac MacVoy (U.S. NTDP Under-18 Team) is 83rd and forward Andrew Cogliano (St. Michael's Buzzers - OPJHL) is 87th. Forward Tim Miller (Omaha Lancers - USHL) is slated at 135th overall. All five players have signed National Letters of Intent to attend Michigan beginning the fall of 2005.
The NHL's Central Scouting Service provides three rankings of eligible players leading up to the NHL Entry Draft, which is tentatively scheduled for June 25-26 at the Corel Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. The final rankings are due out in April.