2012 USHL Draft: Connecticut Connections

Players drafted in the 2012 USHL Draft on 5/23 with ties to Connecticut hockey:

1 12 Omaha Philip Zielonka C Point Claire, Que. Salisbury
2 18 Des Moines Nick Ellis G Millersville, MD Pomfret
2 23 Omaha Alex Rauter LW Morristown, NJ Choate
3 32 Muskegon Ben Foster LW Darien, CT Choate
3 43 Lincoln Jake Wood F Georgetown, Ont. Gunnery
4 47 Muskegon Tyler Hill LW Hagersville, Ont. Hotchkiss
15 222 Cedar Rapids Jason Kalinowski RW Stamford, CT Salisbury
16 233 Fargo Chase Priske RD Pembroke Pines, FL Selects Hockey Academy (at South Kent School)
19 278 Fargo Perry Holcombe RD Cumming, GA Kent
19 281 Dubuque Andrew Gaus RW Wexford, PA Taft
21 314 Indiana Laythe Jadallah RW Raleigh, NC Gunnery


Overall, New England prep schools as a whole had a strong showing with 26 players selected (see full 2012 draft list here), showing that prep school hockey is still a great option for players looking to take their games to the next level.