Day two of NHL Entry Draft produces more local picks

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Two Sharks, a Hurricane, a Senator and a Boston Bruin.

The 2nd time of the 2021 NHL Entry draught saw a Londoner, 3 London Knights and a subordinate acceptable to play for the Knights this twelvemonth taken successful the 185 selections that were made implicit what became a precise agelong time for National Hockey League Management teams. Day 2 selections started conscionable aft 11 a.m. and didn’t halt until aft dinner.

Knights defenceman Ben Roger was the archetypal section transportation disconnected the committee going 49th wide to Ottawa. Roger has some violative and antiaircraft quality and is from Brighton, Ont., which is simply a 30 infinitesimal thrust from the location of the Senators’ American Hockey League affiliate successful Belleville, Ont.

Roger is calved aft September 15 truthful helium is considered a precocious day and contempt being calved successful 2002 was not eligible to beryllium selected until this year. He could find himself adjacent to location aft 1 much play successful London.

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Brett Harrison of the Oshawa Generals was the adjacent country sanction to beryllium called erstwhile the Boston Bruins called his sanction successful the 3rd circular with prime 85. Harrison played his insignificant hockey with the London Jr. Knights and had a large rookie twelvemonth with the Generals scoring 21 goals and putting up 37 points successful 2019-20 earlier the COVID-19 pandemic brought an abrupt extremity to the season.

The San Jose Sharks took the archetypal of 2 players connected the Knights 2021-21 roster erstwhile they nabbed feisty guardant Max McCue successful the 5th round. McCue volition play a ample relation successful London this play and brings a premix of accomplishment and grit to his crippled that got him noticed.

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The Sharks drafted different soon-to-be Knights guardant successful Liam Gilmartin who they selected successful the sixth round. Gilmartin is from Falls Church, VA., and spent 2020-21 with the U.S. Under-18 team. He is simply a powerfulness guardant who utilized to play for the Washington Little Caps successful an arena wherever a banner honouring London caput manager Dale Hunter conscionable happens to hang. Gilmartin was a 4th circular prime of the Knights successful 2019.

Defenceman Bryce Montgomery rounded retired time 2 erstwhile helium went to the Carolina Hurricanes successful the sixth round. Montgomery is simply a subordinate who is thought to person each kinds of potential. He volition play his 2nd play successful London this upcoming year. Ryan Kennedy of The Hockey News identified the prime of Montgomery by Carolina arsenic 1 of the reasons helium considered them to beryllium 1 of the large draught winners.

There were 45 erstwhile Knights who played astatine slightest 1 crippled successful the NHL this past year. By examination Sault Ste. Marie was 2nd with 22.

In each London has had 188 players drafted implicit the team’s past which is the astir by immoderate Ontario Hockey League team.

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