Three Former Storm Players Selected in 2017 NHL Entry Draft
Chicago, Ill. - Three former Storm players - Reilly Walsh (3rd round, New Jersey), Carson Meyer (6th round, Columbus) and Linus Weissbach (7th round, Buffalo) - were selected in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft at the United Center in Chicago. This is the fourth straight year three former Tri-City players were picked.
The Sabres selected Weissbach at no. 192 overall. Weissbach is the second former Tri-City talent selected by Buffalo (Chris Brown, 6th round 2014). The 18-year-old will attend Wisconsin next season and led the 2016-17 Storm with 19 goals and 47 points.
The Blue Jackets picked Carson Meyer at no. 179 overall. The 2016 Clark Cup Champion led the 2015-16 Storm with 32 goals and 51 points. As a freshman at Miami University this season, Meyer ripped a freshman-high ten goals and 26 points.
Former Tri-City defensemen Reilly Walsh went to New Jersey at no. 81 overall. Walsh played two games as a Tri-City affiliate player in the 2015-16 season and scored one goal and two points.
Thirty-three current or former Storm players have been selected in the NHL Draft and 14 have played in the NHL. This draft marks the fourth straight year at least one Storm player has been picked. Over the last four years, 12 current or former players have been selected. Nineteen NHL teams have selected Tri-City players since the Storm's inaugural season in 2000.
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