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Fighting Saints USHL Draft

The Dubuque Fighting Saints completed Phase One of the USHL Draft last night, selecting seven players in the 2002 birth year. The  draft class includes three forwards and four defensemen, who will all be eligible to take part in the Saints’ Main Camp in June.

The Saints pulled off two trades during the course of Phase I, including sending the Phase I first round pick to Sioux City for a 2018 Phase II second round selection, and the ninth round pick to Youngstown for a 2019 Phase I seventh round selection.

The Fighting Saints’ top selection was defenseman Michael Benning taken in the second round at number 24 overall.

Phase Two of the USHL Draft continues this morning starting at 10 o’clock.

Other Saints Phase 1 selections:

  • Round 3: F Owen Baumgartner (40th overall) — Shattuck St. Mary’s Prep
  • Round 4: F Carter Savoie (56th overall) — Northern Alberta X-Treme
  • Round 5: D Mitchell Smith (72nd overall) —Oakland Jr. Grizzlies
  • Round 7: D Wyatt Kaiser (104th overall) — Andover High School
  • Round 8: D Luke Gramer (120th overall) — Moorhead High School
  • Round 10: F Hunter Longhi (152nd overall) — St. Louis AAA Blues
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