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USHL Has Record-Setting 2014 NHL Draft

35 players from 2013-14 USHL season chosen by NHL teams

It was a record weekend for the USHL at the 2014 NHL Draft in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as a total of 35 players that appeared in the USHL during the 2013-14 season had their names called by NHL team.  It was the most USHL players selected in a single year, surpassing the mark of 32 from last year.

Four players were chosen in the first round on Friday night, making it 10 consecutive seasons that at least one USHL player has been picked in the first round.

Additionally, 16 players who previously competed in the USHL were chosen in the 2014 NHL Draft.

USHL Selections in 2014 NHL Draft

1st Round

Dylan Larkin (F), Team USA – Detroit Red Wings, 15th overall

Sonny Milano (F), Team USA – Columbus Blue Jackets, 16th overall

Alex Tuch (F), Team USA – Minnesota Wild, 18th overall

Nick Schmaltz (F), Green Bay Gamblers – Chicago Blackhawks, 20th overall


2nd Round

Josh Jacobs (D), Indiana Ice – New Jersey Devils, 41st overall

Ryan Collins (D), Team USA – Columbus Blues Jackets, 47th overall

Jack Dougherty (D), Team USA – Nashville Predators, 51st overall

Maxim Letunov (F), Youngstown Phantoms – St. Louis Blues, 52nd overall

Brandon Montour (D), Waterloo Black Hawks – Anaheim Ducks, 55th overall

Johnathan MacLeod (D), Team USA – Tampa Bay Lightning, 57th overall


3rd Round

Jack Glover (D), Team USA – Winnipeg Jets, 69th overall

Louis Belpedio (D), Team USA – Minnesota Wild, 80th overall

Matt Iacopelli (F), Muskegon Lumberjacks – Chicago Blackhawks, 83rd overall

Mark Friedman (D), Waterloo Black Hawks – Philadelphia Flyers, 86th overall


4th Round

Joe Wegwerth (F), Team USA – Florida Panthers, 92nd overall

Fredrik Olofsson (F), Chicago Steel/Green Bay Gamblers – Chicago Blackhawks, 98th overall

Shane Eiserman (F), Dubuque Fighting Saints – Ottawa Senators, 100th overall

J.J. Piccinich (F), Youngstown Phantoms – Toronto Maple Leafs, 103rd overall

Ryan Mantha (F), Indiana Ice – New York Rangers, 104th overall

Austin Poganski (F), Tri-City Storm – St. Louis Blues, 110th overall

Steven Johnson (D), Omaha Lancers – Los Angeles Kings, 120th overall


5th Round

Dakota Joshua (F), Sioux Falls Stampede – Toronto Maple Leafs, 128th overall

C.J. Franklin (F), Sioux Falls Stampede – Winnipeg Jets, 129th overall

Shane Gersich (F), Team USA – Washington Capitals, 134th overall

Luc Snuggerud (D), Omaha Lancers – Chicago Blackhawks, 141st overall

Tyler Nanne (D), Sioux Falls Stampede – New York Rangers, 142nd overall

Anthony Angello (F), Omaha Lancers – Pittsburgh Penguins, 145th overall

Anders Bjork (F), Team USA – Boston Bruins, 146th overall


6th Round

Christopher Brown (F), Green Bay Gamblers – Buffalo Sabres, 151st overall

Tyler Vesel (F), Omaha Lancers – Edmonton Oilers, 153rd overall

Steven Spinner (F), Omaha Lancers – Washington Capitals, 159th overall

C.J. Yakimowicz (F), Team USA – St. Louis Blues, 172nd overall

Hayden Hawkey (G), Omaha Lancers – Montreal Canadiens, 177th overall


7th Round

Jared Fiegl (F), Team USA – Arizona Coyotes, 191st overall

Dwyer Tschantz (F), Indiana Ice – St. Louis Blues, 202nd overall


USHL Alumni Selections

1st Round

Anthony DeAngelo (D), Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (2010-11) – Tampa Bay Lightning, 19th overall

2nd Round

Brendan Lemieux (F), Green Bay Gamblers (2012-13) – Buffalo Sabres, 31st overall

Thatcher Demko (G), Team USA (2012-13)/Omaha Lancers (2011-12) – Vancouver Canucks, 36th overall

Ryan MacInnis (F), Team USA (2012-13) – Arizona Coyotes, 43rd overall

Christian Dvorak (F), Chicago Steel (2012-13) – Arizona Coyotes, 58th overall

3rd Round

Rinat Valiev (D), Indiana Ice (2012-13) – Toronto Maple Leafs, 68th overall

Connor Chatham (F), Omaha Lancers (2012-13)/Team USA (2011-12) – New Jersey Devils, 71st overall

Alex Schoenborn (F), Lincoln Stars (2011-12) – San Jose Sharks, 72nd overall

Blake Siebenaler (F), Indiana Ice (2012-13) – Columbus Blue Jackets, 77th overall

Nathan Walker (F), Youngstown Phantoms (2012-13) – Washington Capitals, 89th overall

4th Round

Nick Magyar (F), Sioux City Musketeers (2012-13) – Colorado Avalanche, 93rd overall

Josh Wesley (D), Team USA (2012-13) – Carolina Hurricanes, 96th overall

6th Round

Kyle Schempp (F), Sioux Falls Stampede (2012-13) – New York Islanders, 155th overall

Kevin Labanc (F), Team USA (2012-13)/Des Moines Buccaneers (2011-12) – San Jose Sharks, 171st overall

7th Round

Cam Darcy (F), Muskegon Lumberjacks (2012-13)/Team USA (2011-12) – Tampa Bay Lightning, 185th overall

Jeff Taylor (D), Dubuque Fighting Saints (2012-13) – Pittsburgh Penguins, 203rd overall


Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrated its 12th season as the nation’s only Tier I junior hockey league in 2013-14.  A record 35 players were chosen in the 2014 NHL Draft and more than 300 players on team rosters this past season have committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.  For more information, visit us on the web at www.USHL.com or visit the League’s social media platforms, including Facebook (www.facebook.com/ushlhockey), twitter (www.twitter.com/ushl), and YouTube (www.youtube.com/ushlinteractive).  Fans can also watch USHL action all season long, live or on-demand via FASTHockey (ushl.fasthockey.com).

It’s not just hockey. It’s the USHL.

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