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College Hockey:
Familiar Faces, Up-And-Comers Dot NHL Draft

Twenty-seven current U.S. college players, representing 16 Division I institutions, were selected during the 1998 National Hockey League Entry Draft. A complete rundown by round is as follows:

First Round
26. New Jersey — Mike Van Ryn, d, Michigan (CCHA)

Second Round
52. Boston — Bobby Allen, d, Boston College (HEA)
53. Colorado — Steve Moore, c, Harvard (ECAC)
58. Ottawa — Chris Bala, lw, Harvard (ECAC)

Third Round
61. Florida — Joe DiPenta, d, Boston U. (HEA)
62. Calgary — Paul Manning, d, Colorado College (WCHA)
71. Carolina — Erik Cole, lw, Clarkson (ECAC)
81. Vancouver — Justin Morrison, rw, Colorado College (WCHA)
82. New Jersey — Brian Gionta, rw, Boston College (HEA)
85. Nashville — Geoff Koch, lw, Michigan (CCHA)

Fourth Round
94. Chicago — Mattias Trattnig, c, Maine (HEA)
99. Edmonton — Shawn Horcoff, c, Michigan State (CCHA)
107. Washington — Chris Corrinet, rw, Princeton (ECAC)

Fifth Round
115. Phoenix — Jay Leach, d, Providence (HEA)
122. NY Rangers — Patrick Leahy, rw, Miami (CCHA)
134. Pittsburgh — Robert Scuderi, d, Boston College (HEA)

Sixth Round
155. NY Islanders — Kevin Clauson, d, Western Michigan (CCHA)
156. Chicago — Kent Huskins, d, Clarkson (ECAC)

Seventh Round
178. Anaheim — Jesse Fibiger, d, Minnesota-Duluth (WCHA)
184. Carolina — Donald Smith, c, Clarkson (ECAC)
187. Phoenix — Erik Westrum, c, Minnesota (WCHA)
200. Dallas — Scott Perry, c, Boston U. (HEA)

Eighth Round
204. Vancouver — Craig Mischler, c, Northeastern (HEA)
211. Carolina — Mark Kosick, c, Michigan (WCHA)
219. Vancouver — Curtis Valentine, lw, Bowling Green (CCHA)
220. Washington — Michael Farrell, d, Providence (HEA)

Ninth Round
244. Pittsburgh — Toby Petersen, c, Colorado College (WCHA)

An additional 12 draftees have committed to college programs for the 1998-99 season. They are as follows, with position, current team and college (in parentheses):

Third Round
73. Phoenix — Pat O’Leary, c, Armstrong H.S. (Minnesota)
77. Buffalo — Mike Pandolfo, lw, St. Sebastian’s H.S. (Boston U.)

Fourth Round
88. Nashville — Kent Sauer, d, North Iowa, USHL (Minnesota-Duluth)

Fifth Round
116. Phoenix — Josh Blackburn, g, Lincoln, Jr. A (Michigan)
125. Washington — Erik Wendell, c-lw, Maple Grove H.S. (Minnesota)

Seventh Round
183. Chicago — Tyler Arnason, c, Fargo-Moorhead, USHL (St. Cloud)
186. Edmonton — Michael Morrison, g, Exeter H.S. (Maine)

Eighth Round
201. Craig Murray, Penticton Panthers, BCHL (Michigan)
212. San Jose — Jim Fahey, d, Catholic Memorial H.S. (Northeastern)
217. Los Angeles — Jim Henkel, c, New England (US Junior) (Rensselaer)

Ninth Round
248. Los Angeles — Matthew Yeats, g, Olds, Tier 2 (Maine)
254. Pittsburgh — Matt Hussey, c, Avon Old Farms H.S. (Wisconsin)
255. St. Louis — John Pohl, c, Red Wing H.S. (Minnesota)

Counting both current players and recruits, Michigan led all schools with five draftees, followed by Minnesota with four. Boston College, Boston University, Clarkson, Colorado College and Maine were next with three each.


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