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Four players with California connections taken in Phase I of 2017 USHL Draft


Several players with California ties were selected on Monday night, May 1, during Phase I of the United States Hockey League Draft.

Phase I this year was for 2001 birth year players only.


1st Round, 3rd overall
Ryan Johnson (Irvine native, Anaheim Jr. Ducks 16U AAA) – Sioux Falls Stampede

2nd Round, 24th overall
Nick Kent (Ladera Ranch native, Jr. Ducks, LA Jr. Kings alum) – Green Bay Gamblers

8th Round, 117th overall
Kristof Papp (Jr. Kings) – Madison Capitols

10th Round, 152nd overall
Brendan Brisson (Marina del Rey native, Jr. Kings) – Green Bay Gamblers

Phase II of the draft, for all players born 1997-2001, is slated to start at 8 a.m. CDT on Tuesday, May 2.

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