2011 NHL Draft List: Connecticut Connections

Connecticut appears to be well represented in the upcoming 2011 NHL Draft, scheduled for June 24–25, at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Below is a list of players with connections to the nutmeg state on Central Scouting’s final rankings list posted earlier this spring:

Rank Name Pos. Previous Team Hometown ’10-’11 Stats College Commitment Other
43 Matt Nieto LW Boston University Long Beach, CA 8-13-21 Previously played for Salisbury
74 Philippe Hudon RW Choate Montreal, QC 10-10-20 Cornell University (2011)
75 Colin Sullivan D Avon Old Farms Milford, CT 3-12-15 Yale University (2012) Previously played for Fairfield Prep
86 Michael Paliotta D USNTDP U-18 Westport, CT 1-12-13 University of Vermont (2011)
112 Craig Wyszomirski D The Gunnery Mahwah, NJ 6-20-26 Providence College (2011)
114 Michael Pereira LW UMass-Amherst West Haven, CT 12-13-25 Previously played for Notre Dame-West Haven, South Kent, Avon Old Farms
127 Kevin Morris LW Salisbury Massena, NY 6-8-14
144 Michael McKee D Kent School Newmarket, ON 8-15-23 Northeastern University (2012)
145 Joseph Manno C South Kent School Montreal, QC 16-27-43 Northeastern University (2011)
203 Jack Barre RW Salisbury Fairfield, CT 15-21-36 Dartmouth (2012)


Rank Name Pos. Previous Team Hometown ’10-’11 Stats College Commitment Other
5 Stephen Michalek G Loomis-Chaffee Glastonbury, CT 3.95 GAA, .918 SV% Harvard University (2011)