The United States Hockey League (USHL) is considered by many to be one of the top junior ice hockey leagues in the United States. Given it’s “amateur” status (in comparison to many Canadian junior leagues) it is one of the top feeder leagues for NCAA men’s college hockey teams.
The two-day 2016 USHL Draft – phases 1 and 2 – recently wrapped up on 5/3/16. Below is a breakdown of 2016 draftees with connections to Connecticut.
PHASE 1 – The future’s draft; players chosen in this phase are 17 years of age and younger
|1||3||Omaha||Emilio Pettersen||C||Manglerud, Norway||Selects Hockey Academy 16U at South Kent School||University of Denver (2017)|
|3||13||Bloomington||Drew Elser||LW||Hopewell Junction, NY||Selects Hockey Academy 16U at South Kent School||University of Connecticut (2018)|
|4||9||Sioux City||Jacques Bouqot||C||South Windsor, CT||Salisbury||Boston College (2018)|
|5||7||Fargo||Conner Hutchison||LD||Hicksville, NY||Selects Hockey Academy 16U at South Kent School||University of Vermont (2019)|
PHASE 2 – All other players that are of junior age.
|RND||RANK||TEAM||PLAYER||POS||HOMETOWN||LAST TEAM||COLLEGE COMMITMENT|
|2||27||Lincoln||Gustaf Westlund||C||Djursholm, Sweden||Gunnery||University of Michigan (2017)|
|23||365||Fargo||Carter Dwyer||LD||West Chester, PA||Kent|
|7||106||Madison||Ben Solin||F||Madison, CT||Phillips Exeter||Harvard University (2018)|
|17||265||Omaha||Anthony Mastromonica||C||Kings Park, NY||Selects Academy 16UAm at South Kent School|
|5||65||Omaha||Derek Hamelin||LD||Mercier, Que.||Selects Academy 18UNat at South Kent School||Canisius College (2017)|
|1||3||Omaha||Connor Marshall||C||Parkland, FL||Selects Academy 18UNat at South Kent School||Brown University (2017)|
|12||194||Tri-City||Adam Peck||RW||Williston, VT||Selects Academy 18UNat at South Kent School|
|6||88||Chicago||Jay Powell||LD||Nashville, TN||Westminster|