Connecticut Players Taken in 2011 USHL Draft

The 2011 USHL Draft Entry Draft finished up this week and several hockey players with Connecticut ties were selected:

Rnd. Pick Overall USHL Team Player Pos. Prev. Team Hometown
1 13 13 Dubuque Fighting Saints Matthew Caito D Salisbury Coto De Caza, CA
2 11 26 Omaha Lancers Greg Gozzo F Avon Old Farms Jupiter, FL
3 10 40 Waterloo Black Hawks Mark Naclerio F Avon Old Farms Milford, CT
4 13 58 Dubuque Fighting Saints Kevin Morris F Salisbury Massena, NY
7 7 97 Sioux City Musketeers Kyle Criscuolo C Choate Southampton, NJ
11 13 163 Dubuque Fighting Saints Frank Oplinger G Russell Stover (T1Min) Wilton, CT
15 7 217 Sioux City Musketeers Nick Finn F Westminster Canton, MA
16 4 229 Des Moines Buccaneers Kevin Duane F Brunswick New Canaan, CT
16 14 239 Green Bay Gamblers Ryan Rosenthal C Kent Montvale, NJ

The United States Hockey League (USHL) is the top junior ice hockey league in the United States. The USHL has 16 member teams located in the Midwestern United States, consisting of players who are 20 years of age and younger. The USHL is strictly amateur, allowing former USHL players to compete in NCAA college hockey. (SOURCE: Wikipedia)