USHL Voices: 2012 NHL Draft
Monday June 25, 2012
Dubuque Fighting Saints forward Zemgus Girgensons was selected 14th overall by the Buffalo Sabres at the 2012 NHL Draft. (photo by Getty Images)
A closer look at the players selected in the 2012 NHL Draft.
- USHL makes history at the NHL Draft. FULL STORY
- Team USA defenseman Jacob Trouba was highest USHL player selected at 9th overall in the first round by the Winnipeg Jets. VIDEO - Trouba interview
- Dubuque Fighting Saints forward Zemgus Girgensons became the first Latvian native to be selected in the first round when the Buffalo Sabres chose him 14th overall. VIDEO - Girgensons interview
- Four other USHL players were selected in the first round of the 2012 NHL Draft - Mike Matheson of the Dubuque Fighting Saints, Jordan Schmaltz of the Green Bay Gamblers, and Brady Skjei and Stefan Matteau of Team USA. VIDEOS - First Round Picks
- Multiple USHL players were selected on the second day of the 2012 NHL Draft. Hear their reaction to be drafted:
- The Dubuque Fighting Saints had a big showing at the 2012 NHL Draft. Hear what head coach Jim Montgomery had to say about his team and the USHL. VIDEO - Jim Montgomery
- NHL Scouts like what they see from the USHL as evident by the number of draft picks. Hear what a scout from the Anaheim Ducks and Calgary Flames had to say about the players they chose from the USHL. VIDEOS - NHL Scouts Talk USHL
- The future of the USHL looks bright as several players who will play in the USHL next season were selected in the 2012 NHL Draft. VIDEOS - Future of the League
- Relive the moments from the first round of the 2012 NHL Draft:
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrated its 10th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2011-12. With 28 picks during the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and over 280 players already committed to NCAA Division I schools this season, the USHL has emerged as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent. For more information, visit us on the web at www.USHL.com or visit the League’s multiple social media platforms, including Facebook (www.facebook.com/ushlhockey), twitter (www.twitter.com/ushl), and YouTube (www.youtube.com/ushlinteractive). Fans can also watch USHL action online all season long, live or on-demand via FASTHockey (ushl.fasthockey.com).
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