29 Minnesota Products Selected in Phase 1 of the USHL Draft

29 Minnesotans were selected in Phase 1 of the USHL Draft, with Nate Pederson being the first 2008 prospect selected by Lincoln in the first round. Lincoln continued their pursuit of Minnesotans, selected a league high of five over the course of the draft. With the 8 Minnesotans that made the NTDP 17 Program and the tender of Cole Bumgarner, a total of 38 Minnesotans have USHL representation after the Phase 1 Draft.

Congrats to all the players on being selected in the draft. To all the coaches, family members, and communities of these players, give yourself a pat on the back as a player himself cannot achieve this without you.

There were a plethora of talented 2008 Minnesotans not taken in Phase 1 and there are numerous reason on why. To these players, the talent gap is small, so keep the motivation and continue to prove the player you are.

1/12LincolnNate PedersonFShakopee
2/21MuskegonNate CelskiDWhite Bear Lake
3/34YoungstownConnor SchubertFRosemount Bantam AA
3/42OmahaJimmy EganFMahtomedi
4/46OmahaDakotah BaileyFGentry Academy
4/47LincolnCasey VandertopFEdina
4/48Des MoinesHenry ChmielDShattuck 15’s
4/49LincolnGriffin SturmDSt. Cloud Cathedral
4/51Sioux FallsKaenan SmithGDuluth Marshall
4/55Sioux CityBlake SinclairDRogers
4/58WaterlooLiam SchultzFMinnetonka Bantam AA
5/71FargoPhoenix CahillDCretin Derham Hall
5/72OmahaMax BiesDEast Grand Forks Bantam AA
5/75FargoZac Zimmerman*FMoorhead
6/82Tri-CityJackson StrukelDHibbing
7/93Des MoinesNathan GarskiFGrand Rapids
7/94LincolnLuke PuchnerFShattuck 16’s
7/95ChicagoNathan ChorltonFCretin Derham Hall
7/99YoungstownLuca JarvisFStillwater
8/108Des MoinesRiley ZupferFHill-Murray
8/110ChicagoDrew SimonichDMoorhead Bantam AA
8/118MuskegonMax CullenFMoorhead Bantam AA
9/124LincolnXavier WendtGShattuck 15’s
9/126Sioux FallsNicklas NelsonDMonticello
9/128MuskegonCole AndersonDMaple Grove Bantam AA
9/130Sioux CityDylan DeanFLong Island Gulls 15’s
9/131OmahaBrock CheslockFRogers
9/133MuskegonPavel GoryachevFMoorhead Bantam AA
9/134DubuqueRennick HendricksonFShattuck 15’s
*From Fargo, plays in Moorhead