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Draft Day- Phase II

May 7, 2019 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Green Bay Gamblers News Release

The Green Bay Gamblers began draft day dealing, trading the 3rd overall pick to Sioux City. In return the Gamblers received the Musketeers 1st and 3rd round picks and Sioux City's 2020 2nd round pick. With the 6th overall pick the Gamblers selected defenseman Nicolas Petruolo. The Neshanic Station, New Jersey native played in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) with the Minot Minotauros and Jamestown Rebels. Petruolo appeared in 40 games, notching 22 points (6g & 16a). Petruolo is committed to Union College.

In the 2nd round the Gamblers selected goaltender Gavin Enright. Enright played the past two seasons in the NAHL with the Kenai River Brown Bears. In 2018-19, the Farmington, Minnesota native appeared in 47 games posting a record of 19-24-3, 2.56 goals against average, and .921 save percentage. Enright is committed to Bemidji State University.

The Gamblers had a pair of third round picks, selecting defenseman Brady Ziemer and forward Dalton Wright. Ziemer played his junior hockey north of the border in British Columbia with the Merritt Centennials. In 55 games, Ziemer tallied 18 points (4g & 14a). Ziemer, who hails from Carver, Minnesota is committed to St. Cloud State. Wright suited up for the Buffalo Jr. Sabres, tallying 46 points (12 goals & 34 assists) in 57 games.

The following players were also selected by Green Bay on Tuesday:

Round 4: Nicholas Grabko


Minot Minotauros (NAHL)

Channahon, Illinois

Round 5: Braidan Simmons-Fischer


Detroit Compuware 16U

Detroit, Michigan

*Son of former NHL defenseman Jiri Fischer

Round 6: Joshua Phillips


Buffalo Jr. Sabres

Getzville, New York

Round 8: Luke Ciolli


Fairbanks Ice Dogs (NAHL)

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Round 10: Oscar Plandowski


Selects Academy

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

*Son of Tampa Bay Lightning Head of Amateur Scouting Darryl Plandowski

Round 11: Morgan Winters


Tabor Academy

Osprey, Florida

Round 12: Jacob Brockman


Los Angeles Jr. Kings 18U

El Segundo, California

Round 13: Therien Thiesing


Chicago Mission 15's

Franklin Park, Illinois

*Brother of Gamblers Affiliate List Player Camden Thiesing

Round 14: Dave Tolan


Los Angeles Jr. Kings 15's

Ontario, California

Round 15: Jackson Munro


Merritt Centennials

Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Round 16: Braydan Stannard


Oakland Jr. Grizzlies

Escanaba, Michigan

Round 17: Andrew Ramsey


Phoenix Jr. Coyotes 16U

Scottsdale, Arizona

Round 18: Jacob Willets


Amarillo Bulls (NAHL)

Detroit, Michigan

Round 19 Drake Morse


Fox Motors 16U

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Round 20 Luke Antonacci


Lawrenceville ISS Kings 16U

Skillman, New Jersey

Players selected in the 2019 USHL Futures and Entry drafts, along with returners and free agents will report to Green Bay, June 10-14 to take part in the Gamblers summer tryout camp. Camp takes place at the Resch Center and is open and free to the public. Stay tuned to the Gamblers website ( and Facebook page for times.

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