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Sixty-five Americans Chosen In 2014 NHL Draft

By, 06/28/14, 11:15AM MDT


PHILADELPHIA - Sixty-five Americans were chosen here in this weekend’s 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Not since 1991 (67) have more U.S.-born players been selected in a single draft.

Dylan Larkin (Waterford, Mich./U.S. National Under-18 Team) was the first American selected when the Detroit Red Wings took him 15th overall, while Sonny Milano (Massapequa, N.Y./U.S. National Under-18 Team) was selected one pick later by the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Minnesota Wild made Alex Tuch (Baldwinsville, N.Y./U.S. National Under-18 Team) the 18th pick overall.  Anthony DeAngelo (Sewell, N.J.) went with the 19th selection to the Tampa Bay Lightning and Nick Schmaltz (Madison, Wis./Green Bay Gamblers) was chosen with the 20th pick by the Chicago Blackhawks to round out American choices in the first round.

At least 10 U.S. players were chosen in each of rounds two through six. Three American goaltenders were picked in the second round, with Thatcher Demko (San Diego, Calif./Boston College) going to the Vancouver Canucks 36th overall and Alex Nedeljkovic (Parma, Ohio) to the Carolina Hurricanes with the next pick. The New York Rangers selected Brandon Halverson (Traverse City, Mich.) at No. 59. All three netminders are invitees of the 2014 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp.

Americans represented 31 percent (65/210) of the 2014 draft class, which is the third-highest U.S. percentage of any NHL Draft. In 1987, 38 percent (97/252) of players were American and in 1988, 32 percent (80/252) of draftees hailed from the U.S.

Notes: USA Hockey's junior ranks had a strong showing at this year's NHL Entry Draft. Thirty-one American players who skated in the United States Hockey League in 2013-14 were chosen this weekend. Overall, 44 USHL alumni were picked in the draft ... A record-tying 19 alumni of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program were chosen ... Six North American Hockey League players were selected ... Three players who spent time in the American Tier III junior leagues were also drafted ... Forty-seven drafted Americans who are playing or committed to playing NCAA Division I college hockey were also selected ... Twelve players who skated for high schools or prep schools in 2013-14 were selected ... Players drafted represented 16 states, including California, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin … Twenty-eight of the 30 NHL teams selected at least one American player. The Chicago Blackhawks led all teams with five. The Columbus Blue Jackets, New York Rangers and Winnipeg Jets each drafted four American players … A total of 57 Americans were selected in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, 55 in 2012, 59 in 2011, 59 in 2010, 51 in 2009, 46 in 2008 and 62 in 2007. For a complete list of total Americans drafted each year.

For the full list of Americans chosen in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, see below.

Dylan Larkin 1 (15) Detroit Red Wings U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
Sonny Milano 1 (16) Columbus Blue Jackets U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
Alex Tuch 1 (18) Minnesota Wild U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
Anthony DeAngelo 1 (19) Tampa Bay Lightning Sarnia Sting (OHL)
Nick Schmaltz 1 (20) Chicago Blackhawks Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)
Thatcher Demko 2 (36) Vancouver Canucks Boston College (HEA)
Alex Nedeljkovic 2 (37) Carolina Hurricanes Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
Josh Jacobs 2 (41) New Jersey Devils Indiana Ice (USHL)
Ryan MacInnis 2 (43) Arizona Coyotes Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
Ryan Collins 2 (47) Columbus Blue Jackets U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
Jack Dougherty 2 (51) Nashville Predators U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
Ryan Donato 2 (56) Boston Bruins Dexter School (USHS)
Johnathan MacLeod 2 (57) Tampa Bay Lightning U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
Christian Dvorak 2 (58) Arizona Coyotes London Knights (OHL)
Brandon Halverson 2 (59) New York Rangers Soo Greyhounds (OHL)
Dominic Turgeon 3 (63) Detroit Red Wings Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
Jack Glover 3 (69) Winnipeg Jets U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
Miles Gendron 3 (70) Ottawa Senators Rivers Academy (USHS)
Connor Chatham 3 (71) New Jersey Devils Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
Alex Schoenborn 3 (72) San Jose Sharks Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
Blake Siebenaler 3 (77) Columbus Blue Jackets Niagara IceDogs (OHL)
Louis Belpedio 3 (80) Minnesota Wild U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
Matheson Iacopelli 3 (83) Chicago Blackhawks Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL)
Keegan Iverson 3 (85) New York Rangers Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
Beau Starrett 3 (88) Chicago Blackhawks South Shore Kings (USPHL)
Joe Wegwerth 4 (92) Florida Panthers U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
Nick Magyar 4 (93) Colorado Avalanche Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
Josh Wesley 4 (96) Carolina Hurricanes Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
Chase DeLeo 4 (99) Winnipeg Jets Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
Shane Eiserman 4 (100) Ottawa Senators Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL)
John Piccinich 4 (103) Toronto Maple Leafs Youngstown Phantoms (USHL)
Ryan Mantha 4 (104) New York Rangers Indiana Ice (USHL)
Austin Poganski 4 (110) St. Louis Blues Tri-City Storm (USHL)
Zach Nagelvoort 4 (111) Edmonton Oilers University of Michigan (Big Ten)
Sam Lafferty 4 (113) Pittsburgh Penguins Deerfield Academy (USHS)
Steven Johnson 4 (120) Los Angeles Kings Omaha Lancers (USHL)
Max Willman 5 (121) Buffalo Sabres Williston-Northhampton (USHS)
Matt Berkovitz 5 (123) Anaheim Ducks Ashwaubenon (USHS)
Dakota Joshua 5 (128) Toronto Maple Leafs Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)
CJ Franklin 5 (129) Winnipeg Jets Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)
Liam Coughlin 5 (130) Edmonton Oilers Vernon Vipers (BCHL)
Shane Gersich 5 (134) Washington Capitals U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
Chase Perry 5 (136) Detroit Red Wings Wenatchee Wild (NAHL)
Tyler Bird 5 (137) Columbus Blue Jackets Kimball Union (USHS)
Luc Snuggerud 5 (141) Chicago Blackhawks Eden Prairie (USHS)
Tyler Nanne 5 (142) New York Rangers Edina High (USHS)
Miguel Fidler 5 (143) Florida Panthers Edina High (USHS)
Anthony Angello 5 (145) Pittsburgh Penguins Omaha Lancers (USHL)
Anders Bjork 5 (146) Boston Bruins U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
Christopher Brown 6 (151) Buffalo Sabres Cranbrook Kingswood (USHS)
Joey Dudek 6 (152) New Jersey Devils Kimball Union (USHS)
Tyler Vesel 6 (153) Edmonton Oilers Omaha Lancers (USHL)
Aaron Haydon 6 (154) Dallas Stars Niagara IceDogs (OHL)
Kyle Schempp 6 (155) New York Islanders Ferris State University (WCHA)
Nolan Vesey 6 (158) Toronto Maple Leafs South Shore Kings (USPHL)
Steven Spinner 6 (159) Washington Capitals Eden Prairie (USHS)
Kevin Labanc 6 (171) San Jose Sharks Barrie Colts (OHL)
CJ Yakimowicz 6 (172) St. Louis Blues London Knights (OHL)
Hayden Hawkey 6 (177) Montreal Canadiens Omaha Lancers (USHL)
Cameron Darcy 7 (185) Tampa Bay Lightning Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL)
Jared Fiegl 7 (191) Arizona Coyotes U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
Matt Ustaski 7 (192) Winnipeg Jets Langley Rivermen (BCHL)
Jeff Taylor 7 (203) Pittsburgh Penguins Union College (ECAC)
Jack Ramsey 7 (208) Chicago Blackhawks Penticton Vees (BCHL)

40 Americans Selected in 2024 NHL Draft

By USA Hockey 06/29/2024, 3:15pm MDT

A Total of 17 States Represented


Dylan Larkin
1st rd., 15th overall
Detroit Red Wings
(U.S. National Under-18 Team)
Video Interview

Sonny Milano
1st rd., 16th overall
Columbus Blue Jackets
(U.S. National Under-18 Team)
Video Interview

Alex Tuch
1st rd., 18th overall
Minnesota Wild
(U.S. National Under-18 Team)
Video Interview

Anthony DeAngelo
1st rd., 19th overall
Tampa Bay Lightning
(Sarnia Sting)
Video Interview

Nick Schmaltz
1st rd., 20th overall
Chicago Blackhawks
(Green Bay Gamblers)
Video Interview

Thatcher Demko
2nd rd., 36th overall
Vancouver Canucks
(Boston College)
Video Interview

Alex Nedeljkovic
2nd round, 37th overall
Carolina Hurricanes
(Plymouth Whalers)
Video Interview

Josh Jacobs
2nd round, 41st overall
New Jersey Devils
(Indiana Ice)
Video Interview

Ryan MacInnis
2nd round, 43rd overall
Arizona Coyotes
(Kitchener Rangers)
Video Interview


Ryan Collins
2nd round, 47th overall
Columbus Blue Jackets
(U.S. National Under-18 Team)
Video Interview


Jack Dougherty
2nd round, 51st overall
Nashville Predators
(U.S. National Under-18 Team)
Video Interview


Ryan Donato
2nd round, 56th overall
Boston Bruins
(Dexter School)
Video Interview


Johnathan MacLeod
2nd round, 57th overall
Tampa Bay Lightning
(U.S. National Under-18 Team)
Video Interview


Christian Dvorak
2nd round, 58th overall
Arizona Coyotes
(London Knights)
Video Interview


Brandon Halverson
2nd round, 59th overall
New York Rangers
(Soo Greyhounds)


Dominic Turgeon
3rd round, 63rd overall
Detroit Red Wings
(Portland Winterhawks)
Video Interview


Jack Glover
3rd round, 69th overall
Winnipeg Jets
(U.S. National Under-18 Team)
Video Interview


Miles Gendron
3rd round, 70th overall
Ottawa Senators
(Rivers Academy)
Video Interview


Connor Chatham
3rd round, 71st overall
New Jersey Devils
(Plymouth Whalers)
Video Interview


Alex Schoenborn
3rd round, 72nd overall
San Jose Sharks
(Portland Winterhawks)


Blake Siebnaler
3rd round, 77th overall
Columbus Blue Jackets
(Niagara IceDogs)
Video Interview


Louis Belpedio
3rd round, 80th overall
Minnesota Wild
(U.S. National Under-18 Team)
Video Interview


Matheson Iacopelli
3rd round, 83rd overall
Chicago Blackhawks
(Muskegon Lumberjacks)


Keegan Iverson
3rd round, 85th overall
New York Rangers
(Portland Winterhawks)


Beau Starrett
3rd round, 88th overall
Chicago Blackhawks
(South Shore Kings)
Video Interview