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.