Saturday, June 26, 2010

59 Americans Drafted in 2010 NHL Entry Draft, record 11 go in first round










LOS ANGELES – Fifty-nine Americans were selected during the 2010 National Hockey League Entry Draft here this weekend, including a record 11 players chosen in the first round. In addition, a record-tying 21 American players were selected in the first two rounds, tying the mark set in 2007.

"The number of Americans chosen in the NHL Draft this weekend is a reflection of the hard work of so many," said Ron DeGregorio, president of USA Hockey. "There is much we have left to do, but it is cleary an exciting time for hockey in our country."

Goalie Jack Campbell (Port Huron, Mich.), who was selected 11th overall by the Dallas Stars, was the first American taken in the NHL Entry Draft. Defenseman Cam Fowler (Farmington Hills, Mich.) was selected next with the 12th pick by the Anaheim Ducks. Both players were members of the U.S. National Junior Team that captured the gold medal last January at the 2010 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in Regina and Saskatoon, Sask.

Five defensemen from the 2009-10 U.S. National Under-18 Team of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program that plays in United States Hockey League were selected in the first two rounds, including Derek Forbort (Duluth, Minn./15th overall/Los Angeles Kings), Jarred Tinordi (Millersville, Md./22nd overall/Montreal Canadiens), Justin Faulk (South St. Paul, Minn./37th overall/Carolina Hurricanes), Jon Merrill (Brighton, Mich./38th overall/New Jersey Devils) and Stephen Johns (Wampum, Pa./60th overall/Chicago Blackhawks).

For the full list of American players selected in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, see below.

NOTES: Twenty-two American players that played in U.S. junior hockey leagues in 2009-10 were chosen, including 20 from the United States Hockey League and two from the Eastern Junior Hockey League (the total does not include alumni drafted from each of the leagues nor non-Americans drafted from each league) ... Fifteen players with ties to USA Hockey's National Team Development Program were drafted ... Twenty players who skated for high schools or prep schools in 2009-10 were selected ... Four American players who played NCAA Division I hockey in 2009-10 were drafted ... Players drafted represented 16 states, including Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York and North Dakota ... For a complete round-by-round recap of the NHL draft, click here.

Americans Selected in the 2010 National Hockey League Entry Draft

Rd. Pick Name NHL Team 2009-10 Team (League)
1 11 Jack Campbell* Dallas Stars U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
1 12 Cam Fowler* Anaheim Ducks Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
1 15 Derek Forbort* Los Angeles Kings U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
1 18 Austin Watson Nashville Predators Peterborough Petes (OHL)
1 19 Nick Bjugstad Florida Panthers Blaine (Minn.) High School
1 20 Beau Bennett Pittsburgh Penguins Penticton Vees (BCHL)
1 22 Jarred Tinordi* Montreal Canadiens U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
1 24 Kevin Hayes Chicago Blackhawks Noble & Greenough School (Mass.)
1 28 Charlie Coyle San Jose Sharks South Shore Kings (EJHL)
1 29 Emerson Etem* Anaheim Ducks Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
1 30 Brock Nelson New York Islanders Warroad (Minn.) High School
2 31 Tyler Pitlick Edmonton Oilers Minnesota State Univ. (WCHA)
2 32 Jared Knight Boston Bruins London Knights (OHL)
2 37 Justin Faulk* Carolina Hurricanes U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
2 38 Jon Merrill* New Jersey Devils U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
2 50 Connor Brickley Florida Panthers Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
2 52 Phil Lane Phoenix Coyotes Brampton Battalion (OHL)
2 53 Mark Alt Carolina Hurricanes Cretin-Derham Hall (Minn.)
2 54 Justin Holl Chicago Blackhawks Minnetonka (Minn.) High School/Omaha Lancers (USHL)
2 59 Jason Zucker* Minnesota Wild U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
2 60 Stephen Johns* Chicago Blackhawks U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
3 74 Max Gardiner St. Louis Blues Minnetonka (Minn.) High School
3 78 Taylor Aronson Nashville Predators Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
3 80 Bryan Rust* Pittsburgh Penguins U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
3 82 Jason Clark New York Islanders Shattuck-St. Mary's School (Minn.)
3 85 Austin Levi Carolina Hurricanes Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
3 88 Max Gaede San Jose Sharks Woodbury (Minn.) High School/Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)
4 94 Brandon Archibald Columbus Blue Jackets Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
4 100 Andrew Yogan New York Rangers Erie Otters (OHL)
4 103 John Ramage* Calgary Flames Univ. of Wisconsin (WCHA)
4 108 Bill Arnold* Calgary Flames U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
4 114 Joe Faust New Jersey Devils Bloomington Jefferson (MInn.) High School
4 115 Patrick McNally Vancouver Canucks Milton Academy (Mass.)
4 118 James Mullin Tampa Bay Lightning Shattuck-St. Mary's School (Minn.)
5 122 Chris Wagner Anaheim Ducks South Shore Kings (EJHL)
5 125 Tony DeHart New York Islanders Oshawa Generals (OHL)
5 127 Cody Ferriero San Jose Sharks Governor's Academy (Mass.)
5 135 Justin Florek* Boston Bruins Northern Michigan Univ. (CCHA)
5 139 Luke Walker Colorado Avalanche Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
5 140 Kenneth Agostino Pittsburgh Penguins Delbarton School (N.J.)
5 142 Caleb Herbert Washington Capitals Bloomington Jefferson (Minn.) High School
5 148 Kevin Gravel Los Angeles Kings Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)
5 149 Michael Parks Philadelphia Flyers Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (USHL)
6 152 Joe Rogalski Pittsburgh Penguins Sarnia Sting (OHL)
6 160 Tanner Lane Atlanta Thrashers Detroit Lakes (Minn.) High School
6 165 Zane Gothberg Boston Bruins Thief River Falls (Minn.) High School
6 168 Anthony Bitetto Nashville Predators Indiana Ice (USHL)
6 177 Kevin Lind Anaheim Ducks Chicago Steel (USHL)
6 179 Nick Luukko Philadelphia Flyers The Gunnery (Conn.)
6 180 Nick Mattson* Chicago Blackhawks Indiana Ice (USHL)
7 183 R.J. Boyd Florida Panthers Cushing Academy (Mass.)
7 188 Lee Moffie San Jose Sharks Univ. of Michigan (CCHA)
7 191 Mac Carruth Chicago Blackhawks Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
7 196 Bryce Aneloski Ottawa Senators Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (USHL)
7 197 Luke Moffatt* Colorado Avalanche U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
7 200 Chris Crane San Jose Sharks Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)
7 201 Ben Marshall Detroit Red Wings Mahtomedi (Minn.) High School
7 203 Christian Isackson Buffalo Sabres St. Thomas Academy (Minn.)
7 210 Zach Trotman Boston Bruins Lake Superior State Univ. (CCHA)

*-Played at USA Hockey's National Team Development Program

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