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Saturday, June 21, 2008

State well represented at NHL Draft

Just one player with Michigan college ties was drafted in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft Friday night in Ottawa, Ontario, but the floodgates opened Saturday.

Speedy forward Daultan Leveille from the Golden Horseshoe Junior Hockey League's St. Catharines Falcons, a future Michigan State Spartan, was taken 29th overall by the Atlanta Thrashers for the state's only connection in the opening round.

Four of Michigan's five 2008-09 recruits were drafted Saturday, as well as 2009-10 recruits from Western Michigan and MSU. Two current college skaters, Ferris State's Zach Redmond and Northern Michigan's Mark Olver, were late-round picks as well.

FIRST ROUND
Atlanta Thrashers - 29th overall
Daultan Leveille, F, St. Catharines Falcons (GHJHL)
incoming Michigan State recruit

SECOND ROUND
New Jersey Devils - 52nd overall
Brandon Burlon, D, St. Michael's Buzzers (OPJHL)
incoming Michigan recruit

THIRD ROUND
Los Angeles Kings - 63rd overall
Robbie Czarnik, F, U.S. NTDP
incoming Michigan recruit

FOURTH ROUND
Ottawa Senators - 119th overall
Derek Grant, F, Langley Chiefs (BCHL)
2009 Michigan State recruit

FIFTH ROUND
Toronto Maple Leafs - 128th overall
Greg Pateryn, D, Ohio Jr. Blue Jackets (USHL)
incoming Michigan recruit

Colorado Avalanche - 140th overall
Mark Olver, F, Northern Michigan (CCHA)
will be sophomore in fall

SIXTH ROUND
Tampa Bay Lightning - 160th overall
Luke Witkowski, D, Ohio Jr. Blue Jackets (USHL)
2009 Western Michigan recruit

New Jersey Devils - 172nd overall
David Wohlberg, F, U.S. NTDP
incoming Michigan recruit

SEVENTH ROUND
Atlanta Thrashers - 184th overall
Zach Redmond, D, Ferris State (CCHA)
will be sophomore in fall

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