Welcome to Draft Center on www.StormHockey.com! Draft Center will be live on Monday, May 4th & Tuesday, May 5th for complete coverage of the Tri-City Storm's selections in the 2020 USHL Draft. Draft Center covers each of the Storm's selections in the USHL Phase I & Phase II draft. Information on draft day trades, and biographies of each selected player will appear on this page during each draft.
The 2020 USHL Phase I Draft is ten rounds of "Futures" age players only, which are U-17 players for next year's season (2004 birth year players). This Draft is scheduled to begin at 3:00pm CT on Monday, May 4th.
The 2020 USHL Phase II Draft is open to players of all ages eligible to play junior hockey and who are not currently protected by another USHL team. Teams will fill their roster to a total of 45 players; this includes players that were previously on a team's Affiliate List. The total number of players that a team will draft will vary depending on the number of Affiliate players a team may have. All veteran roster players from the 2019-2020 season are automatically protected by their current team, sperate from the list of 45 players. This draft is scheduled to begin at 1:00pm CT on Tuesday, May 5th.
Refresh this Draft Center page often for the most up to date results and information.
Live Draft Results can be found at the bottom of this page for each Phase of the 2020 USHL Draft.
5/4/20 2:15pm CT
The Storm have acquired goaltender Grant Riley and a Phase II 2nd Round pick in 2021 from the Madison Capitols in exchange for Defenseman Nick Wallace and Forward Casey Severo.
5/4/20 2:30pm CT
The Storm have acquired a 2020 Phase I 3rd Round Draft Pick (42nd Overall) and a 2020 Phase II 2nd Round Draft Pick (24th Overall) from the Green Bay Gamblers in exchange for defenseman Owen Murray and a conditional 2021 Phase II Draft Pick.
5/4/20 3:30pm CT
The Storm have acquired a 2020 Phase I 3rd Round Draft Pick (40th Overall) from the Madison Capitols in exchange for a 2020 Phase I 3rd Round Draft Pick (42nd Overall) and future considerations.
5/4/20 4:30pm CT
The Storm have acquired a 2020 Phase I 6th Round Draft Pick (76th Overall) from the Chicago Steel in exchange for a 2020 Phase I 10th Round Draft Pick (145th Overall) and a 2021 Phase I 4th Round Draft Pick.
5/5/20 8:10am CT
The Storm have acquired a 2020 Phase II 1st Round Draft Pick (2nd Overall) from the Sioux City Musketeers in exchange for a 2020 Phase II 1st Round Draft Pick (3rd Overall) and forward Luke Buss.
5/5/20 12:15pm CT
The Storm have acquired a 2020 Phase II 3rd Round Draft Pick (31st Overall) from the Madison Capitols in exchange for forward Asa Kinnear.
5/5/20 3:35pm CT
The Storm have acquired a 2021 Phase II 8th Round Draft Pick from the Omaha Lancers in exchange for a 2020 Phase II 10th Round Draft Pick (147th Overall).
Round 1, 10th Overall*
The Storm signed forward Gavin Brindley of Estero, FL to a tender agreement on March 27th, 2020 forgoing its 1st Round Selection in the 2020 USHL Phase I Draft. Read More
Round 2, 18th Overall
Aegerter appeared in eighty-three games for the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U15 program during the 2019-2020 season. He netted twenty-six goals and recorded sixty-three assists for a total of eighty-nine points.
Round 2, 25th Overall*
The Storm signed defenseman Vinny Borgesi of Philadelphia, PA to a tender agreement on March 31st, 2020 forgoing its 2nd Round Selection in the 2020 USHL Phase Draft. Read More
Round 3, 40th Overall
McEwen skated in seventy-five games for the Selects Hockey Academy 15U program at the South Kent School in South Kent, Connecticut. McEwen scored twenty-six goals and notched fifty-four assists for eighty total points in the 2019-2020 season.
Round 5, 70th Overall
Constance recorded two assists in fourteen games during the 2019-2020 season for the Compuware U15 program in Detroit, MI. Constance previously skated for the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies Bantam team during the 2018-2019 season.
Round 6, 76th Overall
George appeared in twenty-nine games during the 2019-2020 season with the Toronto Marlboros Minor Midget AAA program in Toronto, ON. He recorded five goals and notched six assists for eleven total points during the season. He also skated in one game for the Oakville Blades of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL).
Round 6, 85th Overall
Falloon skated in twenty-five games this season for St. Cloud High School and scored twenty-four goals. He also provided the Bulldog offense with nineteen assists for a total of forty-three points in the 2019-2020 season.
Round 7, 100th Overall
Sterling appeared in nineteen games during the 2019-2020 and posted a Goals Against Average (GAA) of 2.10. He also recorded a save percentage of .924%. Previously, Sterling played for the Washington Little Caps Bantam Major program.
Round 8, 115th Overall
Kessler skated for the Culver Military Academy of Culver, IN during the 2019-2020 season. He scored twenty-three goals and notched eighteen assists for forty-one total points. Kessler previously skated for the Anchorage North Stars AAA program in Anchorage, AK.
Round 9, 130th Overall
Elger skated in eighty-three games during the 2019-2020 season for the Ohio Blue Jackets U15 program in Dublin, OH. Elger scored seventeen goals and recorded forty-eight assists for sixty-five total points. Elger previously skated for the Ohio Blue Jackets Bantam Minor and Bantam Major teams.
Round 1, 2nd Overall
Notre Dame commit Hunter Strand was Tri-City’s opening selection of the draft. After defenseman Owen Gallatin was selected 1st overall by the Madison Capitols, Strand became the first forward selected in the draft when he was chosen by Tri-City. Strand has played in the USHL the past two seasons for both the U17 & U18 teams of the United States National Team Development Program (Team USA) and is from Anchorage, AK. Strand recorded thirteen goals last season and notched nine assists in sixty-six games played.
Round 1, 10th Overall
Tri-City selected its second forward of the draft with its second pick in the 1st Round minutes later. Kieran Cebrian, of Denver, CO, was selected 10th overall in the 1st Round of Tuesday’s draft by the Storm and was the sixth overall forward to be drafted. Cebrian scored forty-six goals and notched eighty-two assists in eighty-six games played last season for the Colorado Thunderbirds program. He previously announced a commitment to play college hockey at the University of Denver.
Round 2, 25th Overall
Joshua Eernisse became Tri-City’s third selection in the Phase II draft when the team drafted him 25th overall in the 2nd Round. He skated for the Austin Bruins (NAHL), Team CCM (UMHSEHL), and Eastview High School (MN) during the 2019-2020 season. He scored twenty-five goals and recorded eighteen assists in forty-six total games played. Eernisse is from Apple Valley, MN.
Round 3, 32nd Overall
Parker Lindauer was drafted 32nd overall in the 3rd Round by the Storm and became the teams’ fourth consecutive forward selected in the draft. Lindauer is committed to play college hockey at Northern Michigan and is a native of Madison, WI. He skated in thirty-two games during the 2019-2020 season for the Janesville Jets (NAHL). Lindauer scored fourteen goals and provided the Jets offense with seventeen assists.
Round 4, 49th Overall
Nate Benoit became the first defenseman to be selected by the Storm during the Phase II draft when the team drafted him 49th overall in the 4th Round. Benoit is from Bow, NH and skated last season for Mount St. Charles Academy (U18) and the Rhode Island Saints (U18). Benoit scored fourteen goals and recorded thirty-one assists for forty-five total points in the 2019-2020 season. He previously skated for the Northern Cyclones (USPHL) during the 2016-2017, 2017-2018, and 2018-2019 seasons.
Round 5, 67th Overall
In the 5th Round of the Phase II draft the Storm selected forward Graham Gamache with the 67th overall pick. Gamache is from Edmonton, AB and spent last season with the Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL). In fifty-three games with the Saints in the 2019-2020 season, Gamache scored seventeen goals and recorded thirty-three assists for fifty total points. He previously announced a commitment to play college hockey at Minnesota State University.
Round 6, 87th Overall
Tri-City’s next draft selection was defenseman Steven Bellini from Sault Ste. Marie, ON. The Storm selected Bellini 87th overall in the 6th Round of the Phase II draft. He appeared in forty-six games last season and scored eight goals for the Coquitlam Express (BCHL). He also provided the Express offense with thirty assists for thirty-eight total points. Bellini previously skated for the Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) and the Soo Greyhounds Midget AAA program (GNML). Like the Storm’s previous draft selection Graham Gamache, Bellini is committed to play college hockey at Minnesota State University.
Round 7, 97th Overall
Owen Millward was one of two goaltenders selected by the Storm in Tuesday’s draft and he was picked 97th overall in the 7th Round. He is from Davis, CA and played for the Fox Motors U16 program in Byron Center, MI during the 2019-2020 season. Millward posted a 1.43 Goals Against Average (GAA) and a save percentage of .923% this season. He also previously played for the Anaheim Jr. Ducks program in Anaheim, CA.
Round 7, 102nd Overall
Drew Montgomery was the Storm’s next selection in the Phase II draft and was drafted 102nd overall in the 7th Round. Montgomery is from Grand Forks, ND and spent last season with the Sioux Falls Power U16 team (T1EHL). He netted two goals for the team and recorded nine assists in twenty-one games played. Montgomery previously skated for Grand Forks Red River (HS) and Grand Forks Bantam (AA).
Round 8, 112th Overall
Tri-City drafted Jack O’Brien 112th overall in the 8th Round with its next selection in the Phase II draft. O’Brien is a defenseman from White Rock, BC and skated for the Nanaimo Clippers (BCHL) during the 2019-2020 season. He scored one goal and recorded four assists in fifty-four regular season games this year. He previously skated for the Delta Hockey Academy in Delta, BC during the 2016-2017, 2017-2018, and 2018-2019 seasons. He has committed to play collegiate hockey at Cornell University.
Round 8, 114th Overall
Two picks later, the Storm drafted Nick Nardecchia with the 114th overall pick in the 8th Round of the Phase II draft. Nardecchia appeared in two games for the Storm this season as a replacement player in back to back road games against the Chicago Steel. He also skated in two games for the Lincoln Stars the previous weekend and scored his first career USHL goal in Lincoln’s 5-3 road win over the Waterloo Black Hawks on December 7th, 2019. He spent the majority of the 2019-2020 season with the Topeka Pilots (NAHL). Nardecchia scored ten goals and recorded thirteen assists in forty-four games with the Pilots this season.
Round 9, 128th Overall
In the 9th Round, Tri-City selected forward Shane Lachance from Andover, MA. Lachance was the 128th overall pick in Tuesday’s draft and skated for Tabor Academy (HS) and the Neponset Valley River Rats (U16) program during the 2019-2020 season. In sixty-three total games played for the two teams, Lachance netted twenty-seven goals and recorded twenty-five assists. He also previously skated for the Andover Golden Warriors (HS).
Round 11, 162nd Overall
Tri-City selected goaltender Logan Terness with its next selection in the Phase II draft. Terness is from Burnaby, BC and played for the Trail Smoke Eaters (BCHL) during the 2019-2020 season. Terness posted a Goals Against Average (GAA) of 2.36 and a save percentage of .932%. Terness also previously played for the Vancouver NE Chiefs (BCMML).
Round 12, 177th Overall
Forward Jordan Dumais of Ile Blizard, QC was selected 177th overall in the 12th Round by the Storm. Dumais skated for the Selects Hockey Academy (U15) team at the South Kent School in South Kent, CT during the 2019-2020 season. He scored fifty goals and recorded eighty-eight assists for a one hundred and thirty-eight-point total in sixty-one games played. Dumais previously played for the Lac St-Louis Lions Bantam AAA program.
Round 13, 185th Overall
Forward Josh Nadeau was selected 185th overall in the 12th Round of Tuesday night’s Phase II draft. Nadeau is from Saint-Francois, NB and skated for both the Edmundston Blizzard (MJAHL) and the Fredericton Office Interiors Caps (NBPEIMMHL) during the 2019-2020 season. In thirty-five games with the Fredericton Office Interiors Caps, Nadeau netted twenty-four goals and recorded thirty-two assists. He also previously skated for the North West Bulls Bantam AAA program (NBBAAAHL).
Round 13, 192nd Overall
Defenseman Mason Wheeler of Lakeville, MN was Tri-City’s next selection of the Phase II Draft. The Storm drafted Wheeler with the 192nd overall pick in the 13th Round. Wheeler scored two goals and recorded two assists in five games last season with the Minnesota Magicians (NAHL). In twenty-five games skating for Rosemount High (MN), where he served as the teams’ Captain, Wheeler scored one goal and recorded eleven assists. He also appeared in seventeen games for Team Southwest, where he notched four assists.
Round 15, 222nd Overall
Ondrej Rohlik from Chrudim, CZE was the Storm’s next draft choice. Rohlik, forward, was selected 222nd overall in the 15th Round by the Storm. He has skated for HC Dynamo Pardubice over the past five seasons at the U16, U18, U19, and U20 levels. Rohlik played forty-two games during the 2019-2020 season and scored twenty-six goals. He also recorded twenty-five assists.
Round 16, 237th Overall
Tomek Haula from Pori, FIN was the 237th overall selection in the Phase II Draft, taken in the 16th Round by the Storm. He skated in forty-six games this season and scored fifteen goals for Assat U16 in Pori, FIN. He also recorded forty-one assists for a season total of fifty-six points.
Round 17, 252nd Overall
Cornell commit Aidan Cobb was Tri-City’s 17th Round draft selection and the 252nd pick of the 2020 USHL Phase II Draft. Cobb is a native of Ridgefield, CT and spent the 2019-2020 season skating for both the Kent School (Prep) and the Yale Jr. Bulldogs. He scored twelve total goals this season in thirty-two games played. He recorded twenty-one assists and finished the year with thirty-three total points.
Round 18, 267th Overall
Forward Jaani Holopainen was selected by Tri-City in Tuesday’s draft. Holopainen is from Lohja, FIN and appeared in forty-three games this season for HIFK U20. He scored fifteen goals and recorded twelve assists for twenty-seven total points during the 2019-2020 season.
Round 19, 282nd Overall
Defenseman Saku Joutsi was the Storm’s final selection in the 2020 USHL Phase II Draft. Joutsi is from Loppi, FIN and appeared in forty-six games this season with HPK (U16, U18). He scored six goals and notched eight assists for fourteen total points.