Yesterday, the first round of the NHL draft kicked off in Pittsburgh, next year's host to the Frozen Four. No current of future Terriers were selected in the first round. In fact, no current college hockey players were selected in the first round for the first time since 1997. There were a few soon to be Hockey East players taken, though. Vermont bound Zemgus Girgensons heard his name called by Buffalo with the 14th overall pick. Providence recruit Mark Jankowski went 21st overall to Calgary and BC recruit Michael Matheson was selected 23rd overall to Florida.
The first future Terrier to be selected in the 2012 NHL draft was Sam Kurker, a standout forward from St. Johns Prep. Kruker went 56 overall to the St. Louis Blues in the second round. The third Round saw Matt Grzelcyk, a soon to be Terrier defenseman, went 85th overall to the Boston Bruins. The man who will be put in charge of replacing Kieran Millan in net, Sean Maguire was picked at the 113 mark by the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Skipping ahead to the fifth round, a pair of 2013 recruits heard their name called. Doyle Somerby was taken with the 125 overall selection by the New York Islanders. Currently, Somerby is at Kimble Union Academy where he is a strong defenseman. 11 picks later, fellow 2013 recruit Robbie Baillargeon was taken 136th overall by the Ottawa Senators. Two picks later at 138, 2012 recruit Danny O'Regan was picked by the San Jose Sharks. O'regan is the third Terrier in three years to be taken by the Sharks. Charlie Coyle went 29th overall in 2010 and Matt Nieto was taken in the second round last year.
In the 6th round, future Terrier forward Wesley Myron was selected with the 177th overall pick by the Vancouver Canucks. Last year, Myron played for Victory of the BCHL. He will be at BU next fall. 2013 recruit Brandon Collier was taken with the 189th pick by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 7th round. Collier played at Malden Catholic last season where he and his MC teammates won their second straight State Championship.
So with little else to report, this is undoubtably one of the more exciting days of blog work in the summer. With each Terrier selected today, it makes me want it to be October even more.