Posted 244 days ago ago by David Fine
Chicago, Ill. – Ohio native and former Tri-City Storm forward Carson Meyer was selected in the 6th round, no. 179 overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft Saturday at the United Center. Meyer is a rising sophomore at Miami University and led Redhawks freshman with ten goals and 26 points in 32 games.
Meyer played for the Storm in 2015-16 and finished with a team-best 32 goals and 51 points during the regular season. The 5-foot-11, 185-lb. winger helped catapult the Storm to the 2016 Clark Cup with 11 points in 11 playoff games.
The native of Powell, Ohio was rated #151 among North American skaters in NHL Central Scouting’s Final Rankings for the 2017 Draft.
Meyer played in two games for the Storm during 2014-15. He spent the campaign with the Ohio Blue Jackets U18, leading the T1EHL U18 level with 30 assists and 51 points.
Thirty-three current or former Storm players have been selected in the NHL Draft and 14 have played in the NHL. This draft marks the fourth straight year at least one Storm player has been picked. Over the last four years, 12 current or former players have been selected. Nineteen NHL teams have selected Tri-City players since the Storm’s inaugural season in 2000.
Tri-City Storm season tickets are available for 2017-18 and can be purchased by calling the Viaero Center Box Office at 308-338-8144.