The Dubuque Fighting Saints had a record tying five players with team ties selected in the NHL Draft that wrapped up Saturday at the Rogers Center in Vancouver. Dubuque players picked included three players who saw time last season, one Fighting Saints alumni and one Saints draft pick from round one of this year’s Phase II selections.
- The first player selected was highly touted goalie prospect Erik Portillo in the 3rd round, 67th overall to the Buffalo Sabres. Portillo, was the team’s first round pick in Phase II of this year’s USHL Draft.
- Tyce Thompson was the next selected in the fourth round with 96th overall pick by the New Jersey Devils.
- Just two picks later, Matias Maccelli heard his name called by the Arizona Coyotes. Maccelli is coming off a 72-point season with Dubuque and recently signed a pro contract in Finland.
- Ryder Donovan went next in round four selected 110th overall by the Vegas Golden Knights.. Donovan saw time in the playoffs for Dubuque in each of the past two seasons and is committed to Wisconsin.
- Braden Doyle was the final Fighting Saint taken in the draft, selected 154th overall by the Los Angeles Kings. Doyle is a Boston University commit and like Donovan saw time with the Saints this past season.
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