Monday, June 26, 2017

17 Big Ten Players Selected in 2017 NHL Entry Draft

A total of 18 players with Big Ten connections were drafted in the 2017 Entry Draft on Friday. The Gophers owned the highest draft pick with forward Casey Mittelstadt going No. 8 overall to the Buffalo Sabres. The Wolverines had two players selected, one in the first and second round to boast the highest picks combined.

Here's the compete breakdown by school.

Wisconsin (4 selected)
D. Tyler Inamoto (No. 133, Florida Panthers)
F. Linus Weissbach (No. 192, Buffalo Sabres)
D. Wyatt Kalynuk (No. 196, Philadelphia Flyers)
D. Josh Ess (No. 215, Chicago Blackhawks)

Penn State (4 selected)
F. Evan Barrett (No. 90, Chicago Blackhawks)
D. Cole Hults (No. 134, Los Angeles Kings)
F. Denis Smirnov (No. 156, Colorado Avalanche)
F. Aarne Talvitie (No. 160, New Jersey Devils)

Minnesota (4 selected)
F. Casey Mittelstadt (No. 8, Buffalo Sabres)
D. Clayton Phillips (No. 93, Pittsburgh Penguins)
F. Scott Reedy (No. 102, San Jose Sharks)
F. Samuel Walker (No. 200, Tampa Bay Lightning)

Notre Dame (2 selected)
D. Nick Leivermann (No. 187, Colorado Avalanche)
D. Matt Hellickson (No. 214, New Jersey Devils)

Michigan (2 selected) 
F. Josh Norris (No. 19, San Jose Sharks)
D. Luke Martin (No. 52, Carolina Hurricanes)

Michigan State (1 selected)
F. Skyler Brind'Amour (No. 177, Edmonton Oilers)


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