ALLIANCE Alumni Shine in 2017 NHL Draft, News (Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario)

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ALLIANCE Alumni Shine in 2017 NHL Draft
Submitted By ALLIANCE Hockey on Monday, June 26, 2017
Chicago, IL -  The 2017 NHL Draft was conducted this past Friday and Saturday, with seven ALLIANCE Hockey Alumni moving another step closer toward fulfilling their dreams of playing in the NHL.  London Jr. Knight Alum Nick Suzuki kicked things off, selected by the Vegas Golden Knights 13th overall in the first round.


Rnd

Pick

Overall

Team

Player

Pos

Height

Weight

ALLIANCE Team

1

13

13

VGK

Nick Suzuki

C

5' 11"

183

London Jr Knights

2

3

34

VGK

Nicolas Hague

D

6' 5"

207

Kitchener Jr Rangers

2

4

35

PHI

Isaac Ratcliffe

LW

6' 6"

200

London Jr Knights

2

22

53

BOS

Jack Studnicka

C

6' 0"

171

Sun County Panthers

3

2

64

VAN

Michael Dipietro

G

6' 0"

202

Sun County Panthers

3

13

75

ARI

Nate Schnarr

C

6' 3"

180

Waterloo Wolves

4

6

99

BUF

Jacob Bryson

D

5' 8"

178

London Jr Knights


Congratulations to all the players and their families!  We wish you continued success!


A closer look at First round selction, Nick Suzuki:


13. Vegas Golden Knights (from Winnipeg Jets) - Nick Suzuki, C, Owen Sound (OHL) 

2016-17: 65 games, 45-51-96

Suzuki (5-foot-11, 183 pounds) climbed six spots to No. 10 on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of North American skaters after a strong second half to this season. He continually came through in the clutch, scoring 14 power-play goals, six game-winning goals, five shorthanded goals and five insurance goals. Additionally, 23 of his goals either tied the game or gave Owen Sound the lead. He also won 50.9 percent of his faceoffs.

 


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