Three Michigan players were drafted in the first round today as current defenseman Mark Mitera went No. 19 to the Anaheim Ducks. On stage, Mitera posed with both the new home and away jerseys for the Ducks.
Two picks earlier, incoming forward Trevor Lewis heard his name called by the Los Angeles Kings and then the Phoenix Coyotes acquired the No. 29 pick from the Detroit Red Wings and selected incoming blueliner Chris Summers.
In the second round, two future Michigan State Spartans were drafted. First, incoming freshman defenseman Michael Ratchuk went to the Philadelphia Flyers 42nd overall and then 2007 recruit Jeff Petry, another defender, went to the Edmonton Oilers three spots later.
Chesterfield native Jeff Zatkoff, entering his sophomore season in goal with Miami University, was taken by Los Angeles at No. 74 in the third round.
With the first pick in the fourth round, 94th overall, the St. Louis Blues selected incoming MSU forward Ryan Turek. Also in the fourth round, incoming Northern Michigan defenseman T.J. Miller was chosen by the New Jersey Devils with the 107th selection.
Sophomore Michigan State forward Nick Sucharski was a fifth-round pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets, taken at No. 136.
Chris Frank, a sophomore defenseman at Western Michigan, went to Phoenix in the seventh round, 188th overall.
Wolverines' goaltender Billy Sauer is now property of the Colorado Avalanche after Colorado took the sophomore in the seventh round with the 201st overall pick. Notre Dame sophomore right wing and Livonia native Erik Condra was taken by the Ottawa Senators, also in the seventh round, at No. 211 to round out the collegians with Michigan ties.