Friday, June 26, 2015

Future Mavericks could get drafted (updated)

Two future Minnesota State players, including an incoming freshman already in Mankato, are on the radar for this weekend's NHL draft.

Round one took place on Friday night, so Saturday could be the day for Daniel Brickley and Jake Jaremko.

Brickley, a defenseman, will be on next season's team and is already working out and skating in Mankato with most of his teammates, while Jaremko, a forward and this past season's Mr. Hockey winner in Minnesota, will play in the USHL this upcoming season.

"I really don't know what will happen," Brickley said on Friday. "There's been some talk and some interest, but if it doesn't happen, so be it. I'll keep working to try to get better."

I ran into former Mav Eriah Hayes, who has been skating with his old team this summer, and he was impressed with what he saw in Brickley (and others).

Read more about the potential picks here.

Update: The seven-round draft has concluded, but Brickley and Jaremko went unpicked.

Two players with WCHA connections were taken, both in the second round: Michigan Tech defenseman Matt Roy (Los Angeles Kings, 194th overall) and Bowling Green commit and goaltender Ryan Bednard (Florida Panthers, 206th overall).

Info from College Hockey Inc.:

Fifty-six current or future NCAA players representing 27 schools were selected in the draft.

After a record-setting first round that saw three current NCAA players taken in the top 10 for the first time, 50 more players were selected Saturday in rounds two through seven. Nine of the 56 players played college hockey in 2014-15, with the rest planning to enroll in school this fall or in 2016.
Michigan led all schools with six players selected, followed by Boston College, Boston University, Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin with four each.

To see a full list of college picks, go here.

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