Zach Nagelvoort taken #111 overall (21st pick of 4th round) by the Edmonton Oilers.
Congrats Zach and good luck down the road. You'll need it in Edmonton in 3 years unless all their #1 or #2 picks finally pan out.
Is he at risk of being plucked early by the OIL?
So, tonight begins the two-day experience of the NHL Draft. It will be held in Philly.
The first round is tonight on NBC Sports Network. It's a whole production.
Tomorrow, rounds 2-7 will be on NHL Network with picks coming at rapid pace.
Incoming freshman forward Dylan Larkin is essentially a first round lock, Michigan's second in the last three years. Every mock draft I've looked at has him going at #15 overall to.......Detroit!
I really hope this is the case.
The Wings have only picked 5 Wolverines ever, the last being Kevin Hilton in 1993.
Other than Larkin, I'm not sure how many other Wolverines will go. Hopefully Center Ice comes in and posts on this.
I'm not sure this counts as 100% reliable but given the previous rumblings and the twitter below, Zach Werenski appears to have committed to Michigan's 2014 hockey class
Per a reliable source, NTDP dman Zach Werenski has committed to Michigan. Was a target. Ugh.— BC Hockey Blog (@bchockeyblog1) June 6, 2014
As I mentioned in the previous thread when the first rumor popped up, Werenski is unanimously projected as top 10-15 NHL draft pick for 2015. That would put him comfortably in Jacob Trouba territory and the 5* category. If true, it's a big boost for our D-corps as he should be an instant impact guy, although I do believe he's coming in young. The original rumor said he was graduating high school early to get to A2.
He'd join fellow (2014) projected first rounder Dylan Larkin in this years class. For the 2015 draft class (which Werenski is in), we've also got commitments from Kyle Connor (proj. mid-1st) and Brendan Warren (proj. 2nd). A lot of great talent coming in in these next two classes.
FWIW, the website OTB ranked Werenski as their #1 uncommitted college prospect this past fall:
1. 97 D Zach Werenski – NTDP U17 – 6’1 – 206 Versatile, elite defenseman has a pro build and serious mobility. Regarded as one of the USA’s top defense prospects, Werenski is the full package both offensively as well as in his own end. Built out of a franchise defenseman mold and could very well be a one-and-done should he make it to college - London of the OHL own Werenski’s major junior rights.
So this Stanley Cup Final is pretty good already.
Wolverine Carl Hagelin has had three breakaways tonight. One resulting in a shorthanded goal.
The most recent one almost scored the gamewinner. Oh yeah, and it would've also been shorthanded.
Also--he saved the game for the Rangers by knocking the puck away from the line-
All we can say is, "we know". Super Swede at his best.
Been 70 years since the rangers scored a short handed goal in the playoffs...that is hard to believe but good for Carl.
The Big Ten hockey conference schedule was released today and the results are below (including the only non-con games that I'm aware of). We open with our eternal tormentors in Ann Arbor right before Thanksgiving. That should be an early litmus test to determine whether things are normal now or whether you should resume being oh so frustrated with Michigan Hockey. Also, the conference did their best to schedule our two series with OSU in the wildest way possible: two one-offs and a home-and-home in a single weekend.
|1/8 or 1/10||Minnesota|
|1/23 or 1/25||@Wisconsin|
|2/27 or 3/1||Wisconsin|
(Edit: Thanks to redwings8831 for the non-con games)
With the Big Ten - Hockey East challenge continuing, it's a safe bet we'll get play at least one or two more Hockey East teams. I don't think the trip to BC counts toward the challenge.