There were four players with Dubuque Fighting Saints connections taken yesterday during rounds two through seven of the virtual NHL Draft. The first to hear his named called was defenseman Wyatt Kaiser selected by the Chicago Blackhawks with the 81st overall selection.
Three players from Dubuque’s affiliates list last season were taken in the fourth round. Michael Benning was taken 95th overall by the Florida Panthers, the Edmonton Oilers took Carter Savoie with the 100th overall selection, and Alex Jefferies went at number 121 to the New York Islanders.
There were a total of 51 players from United States Hockey League teams taken in the entire draft.
In other Fighting Saints news:
Fighting Saints 2020 Phase Two draft pick Drake Burgin has announced his commitment to St. Lawrence University. Burgin is the second player with Saints ties to ink his commitment this week, joining Saints affiliate Chase LaPinta who committed to Arizona State.
Burgin and the rest of the Saints will begin Training Camp in the next few days as they prepare to start their season on November 6th.