The road to the 2013 NHL Draft began in earnest Wednesday with the release of NHL Central Scouting's preliminary list of players to watch in North America and Europe. The lists, comprised of "A," "B" and "C" players for the upcoming season in each of the major junior hockey leagues, are sent to NHL team scouts for the purpose of tracking the top draft-eligible players entering the 2012-13 season. All "A" skaters have been identified as potential first-round picks, while "B" players are considered second- or third-round candidates. The players on the "C" list are thought to be fourth-, fifth- or sixth-round possibilities. GDI trained netminder Austin Lotz is one notable on the North American - Western Hockey League list that has him featured as one of four goaltenders being looked at. Central Scouting's preliminary rankings will furthermore be revealed in November. That list includes the top 25 prospects for each of the various leagues throughout North America and Europe. For more on the release of NHL Central Scouting's A, B, and C list of players to watch Click Here.