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Two Petes Selected Between Rounds 2-7 at the 2021 NHL Entry Draft

July 24, 2021 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) - Peterborough Petes News Release


(Peterborough, ON) - Brian Zanetti and Artem Guryev heard their names called Saturday, July 24 at the 2021 NHL Entry Draft.

Brian Zanetti was selected in the 4th round, 110th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers.

Zanetti was selected by the Petes at the 2020 CHL Import Draft, first round, 35th overall. The 6'2", 172 lbs defenceman, played for HC Lugano U-20 Elit in Switzerland for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 season. The 2003-born, Switzerland native recorded 9 goals and 20 assists for 29 points in 41 games, during last season's campaign. Zanetti has represented Switzerland at the U16, U17, U18, and U20 levels.

The Swiss defenceman becomes the 8th Pete in franchise history to be selected by the Philadelphia Flyers.

Artem Guryev was selected in the 5th round, 135th overall by the San Jose Sharks.

Guryev was picked in the 2nd round, 22nd overall by the Petes at the 2019 OHL Priority Selection. In his first year with the maroon and white, the 6'2'' defensive powerhouse split his time between the Memorial Centre and Jr. A Lindsay Muskies. In his initial season of Jr. hockey, Guryev tallied 3 goals, 5 assists, and 70 penalty minutes between the Muskies and Petes.

The maroon and white defenceman becomes the first Pete to be selected by the San Jose Sharks at an NHL Entry Draft. Former Petes captain, Zach Gallant signed a standard player agreement with Sharks in 2019 and played with their AHL affiliate, the San Jose Barracuda during his 2019-20 campaign. More notably, Petes alumnus Mike Ricci, currently serves as the club's Player Development Coach.

Additionally Petes prospect, Jack Bar, who was selected by the Petes selected by the Petes 52nd overall in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection, was drafted to the Dallas Stars in the 5th round, 138th overall by the Dallas Stars.

The Petes will welcome the Sudbury Wolves and first overall draft pick Quentin Musty for their home opener on Thursday, October 14 at 7:05 pm. Tickets are now on sale for the 2021-22 season. For information on season tickets, private suites, special packages, groups, and single game tickets, contact Mike Kosciesza at mkosciesza@gopetesgo.com or call (705) 743-3681 ext. 263.

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