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65 Minnesotans Selected in 2021 USHL Draft

By Minnesota Hockey, 05/28/21, 3:45PM CDT


65 Minnesotans were selected in Phase I and Phase II of the 2021 USHL draft on May 26-27.  There were 24 Minnesotans selected in Phase I of the USHL draft on Wednesday, May 26 and then 41 more Minnesotans were chosen in Phase II the following day.

All 65 Minnesotans chosen have participated in the CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance programs, and 19 of them played in the CCM HP Fall Tier I Leagues.

A total of 43 of the Minnesotans selected played high school hockey this past season, with another five of the Phase 1 selections playing for their association's top Bantam team. Twelve players spent the 2020-21 season playing in the NAHL, five players competed on 16U/18U teams and Justin Janicke, who was the top overall pick in Phase 2, played for the U.S. Under-18 team. 

15 Minnesota Hockey associations had multiple players selected led by Osseo-Maple Grove which had five alumni drafted.

A complete list of the players, hometown and previous teams are below.

The United States Hockey League (USHL) is the only USA Hockey sanctioned Tier I junior hockey league in the country and is a key component of the player development process in the U.S. Phase I of the USHL draft was limited to players born in 2005. All players whose rights aren’t held by a USHL team were eligible for Phase II of the draft.

Phase 1 Selections (2005's only)

Rd Rk USHL Team Player Birth Year Pos Hometown Last Team
1 1 Youngstown William Whitelaw 2005 LW Rosemount, MN Shattuck-St. Mary's Prep
1 11 Green Bay Jayson Shaugabay 2005 C Warroad, MN Warroad HS
1 15 Cedar Rapids Drew Stewart 2005 LW Minnetonka, MN Minnetonka Bantam AA
2 23 Sioux City Ty Hanson 2005 RD Hermantown, MN Hermantown HS
2 26 Green Bay Danny Nelson 2005 C Maple Grove, MN Osseo/Maple Grove Bantam AA
2 29 Madison Finn Brink 2005 LW Maple Grove, MN Maple Grove HS
3 33 Waterloo Teddy Townsend 2005 C Eden Prairie, MN Eden Prairie Bantam AA
3 42 Muskegon Gavin Reed 2005 LD Dayton, MN Benilde/St. Margaret's HS
4 47 Sioux Falls Tanner Bruender 2005 C Chaska, MN Chaska/Chan. Bantam AA
4 51 Des Moines Joe Gramer 2005 RD Moorhead, MN Moorhead HS
4 55 Chicago  Harper Searles 2005 C Blaine, MN Centennial HS
5 64 Lincoln Wyatt Olson 2005 RW Maple Grove, MN Maple Grove HS
5 75 Cedar Rapids Reese Shaw 2005 RW Coon Rapids, MN Gentry Academy JV
6 82 Fargo Jake Fisher 2005 C Woodbury, MN Cretin/Derham Hall HS
6 84 Green Bay  Ashton Dahms 2005 LW Lakeville, MN Lakeville South HS
6 85 Tri-City Aidan Willis 2005 LW Farmington, MN Lakeville South HS
6 89 Madison Jacob Margarit 2005 RD Chaska, MN Academy of Holy Angels HS
7 91 Youngstown Ty Henricks 2005 LW Woodbury, MN Shattuck-St. Mary's 16U
7 94 Lincoln Carter Davis 2005 RD Elk River, MN Elk River/Zimmerman HS
7 100 Tri-City Ryan Koering 2005 LD Eden Prairie, MN Eden Prairie HS
7 104 Madison Carter Wishart 2005 G Chaska, MN Chaska HS
9 133 Omaha  Sam Scheetz 2005 LW Victoria, MN Chaska/Chan. Bantam AA
10 139 Lincoln Matt VanderVort 2005 RW Edina, MN Edina HS
10 150 Cedar Rapids Tyler Geyer 2005 RD Blaine, MN Gentry Academy HS

Phase 2 Selections

Rd Rk USHL Team Player Birth Year Pos Hometown Last Team
1 1 Dubuque  Justin Janicke 2003 LW Maple Grove, MN USA Under-18's
1 14 Madison Ben Dexheimer 2002 RD Edina, MN Austin Bruins (NAHL)
1 15 Cedar Rapids Jon Bell 2002 LD St. Cloud, MN Bismarck Bobcats (NAHL)
2 18 Waterloo Sam Rinzel 2004 RD Chanhassen, MN Chaska HS
2 19 Lincoln Luc Laylin 2001 C St. Michael, MN Minnesota Magicians (NAHL)
2 22 Fargo Luke Gramer 2002 LD Moorhead, MN Bismarck Bobcats (NAHL)
2 25 Omaha  Jared Wright 2002 LW Burnsville, MN St. Thomas Academy HS
2 29 Omaha  Cade Ahrenholz 2002 RW Lakeville, MN Lakeville South HS
2 30 Cedar Rapids Kade Nielsen 2002 F Burnsville, MN Burnsville HS
4 47 Sioux Falls Luke Kron 2002 C Andover, MN Minnesota Magicians (NAHL)
6 78 Sioux Falls Jack Reimann 2002 C Ham Lake, MN St. Cloud Norsemen (NAHL)
6 84 Sioux City Charlie Schoen 2001 RW Andover, MN Janesville Jets (NAHL)
6 86 Tri-City Tyler Kostelecky 2001 RW Maple Grove, MN Minot Minotauros (NAHL)
6 87 Omaha  Alex Bump 2003 LW Prior Lake, MN Prior Lake HS
7 100 Sioux City Owen Baumgartner 2002 LD Owatonna, MN Wichita Falls (NAHL)
7 103 Tri-City  Nick Erickson 2004 G Apple Valley, MN Hill-Murray HS
7 105 Chicago Hunter Hady 2004 RD Rochester, MN Sioux Falls POWER 16U
8 112 Muskegon  Cody Croal 2003 F North Branch, MN NorthStar Christian Acad. 18U
9 126 Lincoln Brett Oberle 2001 LD Woodbury, MN Minnesota Magicians (NAHL)
9 128 Des Moines Cameron Boche 2002 F Lakeville, MN Lakeville South HS
10 139 Sioux Falls Evan Murr 2003 D Stillwater, MN Stillwater Area HS
10 140 Waterloo Hunter Jones 2002 F Andover, MN Wichita Falls (NAHL)
10 143 Des Moines Joseph Greniuk 2003 LD Elk River, MN Elk River/Zimmerman HS
10 150 Chicago Thor Byfuglien 2003 RD Roseau, MN Roseau HS
11 167 Cedar Rapids Luke Roelofs 2003 LD Minnetrista, MN Holy Family Catholic HS
12 173 Des Moines Henry Bartle 2003 F Blaine, MN Centennial HS
12 175 Sioux City Max Strand 2003 RW Roseau, MN Roseau HS
12 178 Green Bay Nick Sajevic 2003 F Shoreview, MN Gentry Academy HS
12 182 Cedar Rapids Landon Parker 2002 C East Grand Forks, MN East Grand Forks HS
13 183 Youngstown Carson Peters 2002 LD Medina, MN Wayzata HS
13 184 Sioux Falls Aaron Pionk 2003 LW Hermantown, MN Hermantown HS
14 200 Waterloo Wes Berg 2005 F Blaine, MN Gentry Academy HS
14 211 Madison Kellen Murphy 2004 LW Roseau, MN Roseau HS
14 212 Cedar Rapids Calvin Hanson 2002 F Hallock, MN NorthStar Christian Acad. 18U
15 223 Green Bay Erick Comstock 2005 LD Warroad, MN Warroad HS
16 230 Waterloo Jacob Schneider 2002 F Plymouth, MN Wayzata HS
16 233 Des Moines Zakary Kennett 2002 F Red Lake Falls, MN Red Lake Falls HS
17 244 Sioux Falls Howard Moore 2003 RD Mounds View, MN Totino-Grace HS
17 248 Des Moines Kyle Ahlschlager 2005 F Waseca, MN Waseca HS
17 257 Cedar Rapids Aidan Emerson 2003 LD Prior Lake, MN Prior Lake HS
18 268 Green Bay Cooper Conway 2005 F Andover, MN Andover HS

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