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Draft Results

By: Ken Oda, minotauroshockey.com

Minot, ND – The Minotauros took a big step in building next season’s team today with the addition of 10 players during the NAHL draft.  The biggest news was a trade for Matt Seidel from the Kenai River Brown Bears.  The Bear’s leading scorer cost the Tauros four draft picks (30th, 35th, 57th, and 106th overall); however since teams are required to draft until they have 30 players on their protected list the Tauros were able to add the 145th, 159th, and 172nd overall picks to the draft.   In the end the Tauros added seven forwards, two defensemen, and a goalie. Below is a summary of the players added today.     

First Round:

– None

Second Round:

Pick 31 – D Zach Simpson Melville (SJHL) ’93 6’0” 185                  50gp 1g 11a

Pick 34 – F Jack Forbort Duluth East (MN High) ’95 5’9” 160         31gp 23g 41a

Third Round:

Pick 59 – F Steven Mather Team Seattle U16 ’96 5’11” 170             55gp 21g 41a

Pick 61 – F Rylan Cratsenberg Team Seattle U16 ’96 6’3” 195         47gp 44g 13a

Fourth Round

Pick 83 – G Hayden Hawkey Colorado T-Birds ’95 6’2” 170           1.94GAA .927SV%

Sixth Round

Pick 128 – D Matt Calabrese Chicago Mission U18 ’95 5’8” 160      59gp 7g 15a

Seventh Round

Pick 145 – F Thomas Plese L.A. Jr. Kings U18 ’94 5’11” 185           38gp 19g 27a

Eighth Round

Pick 159 – F C.J. Stubbs Las Vegas Storm U18 6’0” 165                  40gp 21g 26a

Ninth Round

Pick 172 – F Bo Gronseth Hermantown (MN High) 5’11”                31gp 27g 39a

 

Trade:

To Kenai River Brown Bears: Picks 30, 35, 57, 106

From Kenai River Brown Bears: Matt Seidel                                     57gp 23g 19a