While no current Mavericks are expected to be selected this year, a total of 12 former and/or current members of the purple and gold have been chosen, beginning with defenseman Tom Anderson when he was picked in the seventh round, 111th overall by the California Golden Seals back in 1974.
A few notables regarding MSU's draft history. Of the 12 selections, four have played in the NHL (Tim Jackman, David Backes, Travis Morin and Jon Kalinski). Forward Tyler Pitlick owns the distinction as the highest MSU draftee at #31 and in Justin Jokinen, one is a current Maverick. Ten of the draftees were native Minnesotans and two were Canadians (Chad Brownlee and John Kalinski).
SIDEBAR - Brownlee's recently-completed video for his new single Carried Away is available here.
Here's a look at MSU's draft history over the years.
|Lots of 2011 NHL Draft coverage available here.|
Enjoy the weekend. It's great to be a Maverick!