Brock Boeser Photo by David Romuald
There were 23 Minnesotans taken during Phase One of the USHL Draft on Monday night. Phase One of the Draft is eight rounds of “Futures” age players only, which are U-17 players for next year’s season. (1997 birth year players only for the 2013 Draft).
Burnsville’s Brock Boeser was the first Minnesota born player to be picked, selected fourth overall by Sioux City. Boeser is a very intense player that possesses great size and skill to match. The sophomore forward was a huge part of Burnsville’s offense last season, scoring 12 goals and adding 22 assists in 19 games. The sky is the limit for Boeser, as his skating and hands have improved a great deal throughout the year.
Two years ago Waterloo selected a small, skilled forward out of Shattuck St. Mary’s first overall. That player, Taylor Cammarata, went on to score 183 points in 139 games for Waterloo. This season the Black Hawks tried to repeat history by taking another small but skilled forward out of Shattuck in the first round, Rem Pitlick. As always Waterloo was busy drafting Minnesotans, selecting four from the State of Hockey during Phase One of the draft.
St. Thomas Academy had three players selected (Tom Novak, Christiano Versich, and Peter Tufto). Novak, a native of Wisconsin was the first player selected but is listed as third overall due to Indiana and Des Moines using tenders instead of selecting one and two respectively.
|1/4||Sioux City||Brock Boeser||F|
|2/8||Des Moines||Tanner Tweten||F|
|2/14||Sioux Falls||John Schuldt||D|
|4/9||Sioux City||Max Zimmer||F|
|4/14||Sioux City||Nick Heid||D|
|6/4||Sioux City||Ryan Zuhlsdorf||D|
|6/14||Sioux Falls||Jordan Klehr||D|
|7/3||Des Moines||Colin Gallagher||D|
|8/5||Cedar Rapids||Jack Ahcan||D|
|8/10||Green Bay||Peter Tufto||F|