Saturday, June 26, 2010

2010 NHL Entry Draft, Day Two

Here's a list of players who skated in the USHL during the 2009-2010 season, taken in Saturday's portion of the NHL Entry Draft:

Second Round --

Pick #37 by Carolina Hurricanes -- Justin Faulk of the USNTDP. Faulk, from South Saint Paul, Minnesota, is a 6'0" 196lb defenseman for the USNTDP's U-18 team. In 21 games, Faulk had 9 goals, 3 assists and 46 penalty minutes. He was a +8 at the World U-18 tournament with the champion U.S. team. Will attend Minnesota-Duluth this fall.

Pick #38 by New Jersey Devils -- Jonathan Merrill of the USNTDP. Faulk, from Brighton, Minnesota, is a 6'3" 198lb defenseman for the USNTDP's U-18 team. Faulk had 1 goals, 8 assists and 12 penalty minutes in 22 games. Going to the University of Michigan this fall.

Pick #50 by Minnesota Wild -- Connor Brickley of the Des Moines Buccaneers. Brickley, a 6'0" 190lb center from Everett, Massachusetts, had 22 goals, 21 assists and 68 penalty minutes in 52 games. He also had 6 goals and 11 assists on the power play. Brickley played for the U.S. in the World U-18 championships, with 4 assists and a +5 rating for the gold medal winning U.S. team. He has committed to the University of Vermont.

Pick #60 by Chicago Blackhawks -- Stephen Johns of the USNTDP. Johns, a 6'3" 215lb defenseman for the U-18 team, is from Wampum, Pennsylvania and had 1 goal, 7 assists and 28 penalty minutes and was a +12 in 23 games.

Third Round --

Pick #80 by Pittsburgh Penguins -- Bryan Rust of the USNTDP. Rust, from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is a 5'10" 190lb right wing for the USNTDP's U-18 team. In 27 USHL games, Rust had 10 goals, 13 assists,6 penalty minutes, 4 game-winning goals and was a +15. He also had 4 goals and 2 assists in 7 games at the World U-18 tournament, won by the U.S.. He'll skate for Notre Dame in the fall.

Fourth Round --

Pick #108 by Calgary Flames -- Bill Arnold of the USNTDP. Arnold, a 5'11' 185lb center from Needham, Massachusetts, had 8 goals, 15 assists, 20 penalty minutes, 2 power play goals and was a +15 for the USNTDP's U-18 team. He was a +5 for the gold medal-winning U.S. team in the World U-18 tournament. He'll attend Boston College.

Fifth Round --

Pick #148 by Los Angeles Kings -- Kevin Gravel of the Sioux City Musketeers. From Kingsford, Michigan, Gravel is a 6'4" 175lb defenseman who tallied 3 goals, 3 assists and 36 penalty minutes in 53 games.

Pick #149 by Philadelphia Flyers -- Michael Parks of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. Parks is a 5'10' 184lb right wing from O'Fallon, Missouri. In 51 games last season, Parks had 11 goals, 11 assists and 57 penalty minutes and was a +4. He also had 2 power play goals, 3 shorthanded goals and 2 game winning goals.

Pick #150 by Atlanta Thrashers -- Yasin Cisse of the Des Moines Buccaneers.
In 18 games, he had 13 goals, 6 assists, 16 penalty minutes, 5 power play goals and 3 power play assists, before his season ended with a torn ankle tendon. Cisse is a 6'3" 208lb right wing from Westmount, Quebec and is headed to Boston University in the fall.

Sixth Round --

Pick #168 by Nashville Predators -- Anthony Bitetto of the Indiana Ice. Bitetto is a 6'2" 208lb defenseman from Island Park, New York, who had 11 goals, 29 assists and 99 penalty minutes in 58 games. He also notched 6 goals and 8 assists on the power play, 2 shorthanded assists, 5 game-winniung goals and was a +11.

Pick #177 by Anaheim Ducks -- Kevin Lind of the Chicago Steel. Lind, a 6'3" 200lb defenseman from Homer Glen, Illinois, had 6 goals, 10 assists, 76 penalty minutes, 2 goals and 4 assists on the power play, 2 game-winning goals in 55 games.

Pick #180 by Chicago Blackhawks -- Nick Mattson of the Indiana Ice. Mattson, a 6'1" 190lb defenseman from Chanhassen, Minnesota, scored 5 goals, added 14 assists and 14 penalty minutes in 61 games. He also had 3 goals and 6 assists on the power play.

Seventh Round --

Pick #196 by Ottawa Senators -- Bryce Aneloski of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. Aneloski is a 6'1" 197lb defenseman from Pekin, Illinois and was his teams' 2nd leading scorer, with 15 goals and 39 assists for 54 points. He had 34 penalty minutes, 8 goals and 18 assists on the power play, 1 shorthanded goal and was a +10.

Pick #197 by Colorado Avalanche -- Luke Moffatt from the USNTDP. Moffatt, from Paradise Valley, Arizona, is a 6'0" 190 defenseman, who had 5 goals and 10 assists for the USNTDP's U-18 team.

Pick #200 by San Jose Sharks -- Christopher Crane of the Green Bay Gamblers. Crane, a 6'1" 193lb right wing from West Chester, Ohio, had 15 goals, 14 assists and 107 penalty minutes in 52 games. He had 1 goal and 1 assist on the power play, plus 2 goals and 2 assists on the penalty kill.


Anonymous said...

Brickley played forward for the Bucs.

also Max Gardiner was drafted in the 74th slot by STL he was at the invite camp for the DSM Bucs

Go Bucs

Anonymous said...

If it were not for the USNDTP - the almighty USHL would have some low NHL Draft #s - what is up???

John Meissner said...

What is up? Well, NHL picked who they wanted for the needs they had, not by which league or team a player was from(That was obvious by the Kings passing on two highly rated players from Southern California when making their first round pick).

19 players who skated in the USHL last season were taken in this year's entry draft, 9 from the USNTDP U-18 team, and 10 from the rest of the league. No matter how an anonymous poster might want to spin it, or otherwise denegrate the league because of how many players were taken and from which team, having 19 players who played in the USHL last season is a pretty impressive number.

Anonymous said...

Max Gaede Played in Sioux City last year, but was credited to MNHS instead of the USHL

Anonymous said...

Cisse is headed to Boston University, not Boston College.

Ryan said...

Gaede only played a few games for SC, so that's why his HS team is listed. Same situation with Justin Holl from the Lancers.