Saturday, June 27, 2009

Millan, Chiasson and Megan picked in NHL draft

2009 NCAA Rookie of the Year Kieran Millan and incoming recruits Alex Chiasson (photo) and Wade Megan were selected on the second day of the NHL entry draft.

Millan was the fifth round choice of the Colorado Avalanche. He joins teammates Kevin Shattenkirk and Colby Cohen and graduated senior Brandon Yip as Avs’ picks. The Alberta native, who was the MVP of the Hockey East playoffs, was the tenth goalie taken overall.

Chiasson, who was picked early in the second round by Dallas, number 38 overall, had been ranked #34 among North American skaters. Dallas blogger Brandon Worley interviewed Chiasson following his selection.

Stars scout Bob Gernander:

"He obviously has real good size (6-4, 187-pounds), and he is
a physical power-type of player. He's aggressive, big and
goes hard to the net. We saw him early last season and he's
really committed to becoming a good player. His skating has
improved quite a bit under J.P. Parise in Des Moines, and its gone from a concern into a positive for him. He's good down low and makes good decisions. He'll go to Boston University and we are really excited about his potential."

Ft. Worth Star-Telegram coverage

Megan, a 6-1 center coming off a 63 point season (27-36) for South Kent School, was taken in the fifth round by the Florida Panthers, #138 overall.


nick said...

Chiasson taken 9 spots higher than Ethan Werek. That seems like a good sign.

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