Just one player with Michigan college connections went in the first round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft Friday night in Columbus, Ohio.
Incoming Michigan forward Max Pacioretty was selected 22nd overall by the Montreal Canadiens after playing this past season in the United States Hockey League with the Sioux City Musketeers.
Saturday's selections with Michigan connections
(all are incoming freshmen with the exception of Michigan defenseman Steven Kampfer, who will be a sophomore this fall):
St. Louis - 44th overall, Aaron Palushaj, forward, Michigan
Pittsburgh - 80th overall, Casey Pierro-Zabotel, forward, Michigan Tech
Buffalo - 89th overall, Corey Tropp, forward, Michigan State
Ottawa - 90th overall, Louie Caporusso, forward, Michigan
Anaheim - 93rd overall, Steven Kampfer, defenseman, Michigan
Florida - 101st overall, Matt Rust, forward, Michigan
Toronto - 104th overall, Ben Winnett, Michigan
NY Rangers - 138th overall, Max Campbell, forward, Western Michigan
Philadelphia - 161st overall, Pat Maroon, forward, Ferris State
NY Rangers - 168th overall, Carl Hagelin, forward, Michigan
St. Louis - 190th overall, Trevor Nill, forward, Michigan State ('08)
Florida - 191st overall, Ryan Watson, forward, Western Michigan