Nick Kunin of the St. Louis AAA Blues U18 team and Logan Brown of the St. Louis AAA Blues 98 Team have been selected by the Indiana Ice of the United States Hockey League in the 2013 Entry Draft.
The Sioux City Muskeeters of the United States Hockey League have selected Brendan Wilson, Alec Pellegrino, and Cameron Gornet in the 2013 USHL Entry Draft.
Joseph Matthews of the St. Louis AAA Blues program has been selected 185th overall by the Cedar Rapids Roughriders in the 2013 USHL Entry Draft.
Grant Frederic and Thomas Stahlhuth of the St. Louis AAA Blues program have been selected by the Des Moines Buccaneers in the 2013 USHL Entry Draft. The Head Coach of the Buccaneers is Jon Rogger, also a St. Louis native.
In the 16th round (239th overall), the Herd chose defenseman Adam Roeder from Ballwin, MO. He spent this past season skating with the St. Louis Blues Minor Midget where he collected 42 points (12g, 30a) in 40 games. A 1996 birth date, Roeder stands at 5-foot-11, 165-pounds.
Finally, in Round 8 and with the 112th overall selection, the Lancers grabbed forward Cole Chatham, the younger brother of current Lancers forward Connor Chatham. A 6’0”, 180-pound native of Shiloh, Illinois, Chatham spent last season with the St. Louis AAA Blues where he was teammates with the recently tendered Henderson. In 38 games with the Blues this past year, Chatham registered 20 goals, 17 assists and 37 points to go along with 30 penalty minutes.
In the second round, 30th overall, Dubuque took blueliner Michael Davies from Kirkwood, Missouri. Davies is 5-foot-8 and 155 lbs. and played for the St. Louis Blues U16 team this past season. One of the top puck moving defensemen for his age, Davies scored six goals and added 24 assists for 30 points this past season in only 38 games.
Other additions in the draft include forwards Adam Marsh (CYA U16) and Troy Terry (Colorado Thunderbirds U16), goaltender Ben Blacker (Brampton 45’s) and Jacob Wilson (St. Louis Blues U16).
The 27-year-old American comes to the club after a strong season in Alleghe in the Italian top flight where he was a teammate of former LIK player Gino Guyer. In Alleghe, he was a key player and one of the best on our team. “Gino has also told great things about Jeff,” said sporting director Tor Nilsen.
Forward Paul Stastny (St. Louis, Mo./Colorado Avalanche/Univ. of Denver) has been named captain of the 2013 U.S. Men’s National Team the begins play here tomorrow (May 4) in the 77th annual International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Championship.