NHL Scouts Talk USHL
Monday June 25, 2012
The stage at the 2012 NHL Draft. (photo by Getty Images)
With 28 players who spent time in the USHL this season being selected in the 2012 NHL Draft, the USHL continues to show its value in developing players for the highest level of hockey. Scouts have recognized the League as a top source of talent that have the potential to one day wear the NHL uniform.
Martin Madden, Director of Amateur Scouting for the Anaheim Ducks, talks about the three players that his team selected in the NHL Draft - Nicolas Kerdiles of Team USA, Kevin Roy of the Lincoln Stars, and Brian Cooper of the Fargo Force. He also talks about drafting USHL alum Jaycob Megna who played in the League for the Muskegon Lumberjacks.
Jim Cummins, Amateur Scout for the Calgary Flames, also talks about four players with USHL connections that his team selected in the 2012 NHL Draft - Jon Gillies of the Indiana Ice, Patrick Sieloff of Team USA, Matt DeBlouw of the Muskegon Lumberjacks, plus Mark Jankowski who will play in the USHL next season for the Dubuque Fighting Saints.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrated its 10th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2011-12. With 28 picks during the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, 13 NHL draftees on its rosters this season, and 280 players already committed to NCAA Division I schools this season, the USHL has emerged 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 multiple 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 online all season long, live or on-demand via FASTHockey (ushl.fasthockey.com).
It’s not just hockey. It’s the USHL.