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Recap: Tri-City completes Phase I of 2019 USHL Draft

By Kendall Grayson, 05/07/19, 7:30AM PDT


Kearney, NE. – The United States Hockey League (USHL) held Phase I of its 2019 Draft on Monday night. The Tri-City Storm selected ten players over the 10 rounds of the draft. Phase II of the 2019 USHL Draft begins Tuesday at 10:00am.  


The USHL Draft takes place during the first week of May each year and is completed in two “Phases”. Phase I of the Draft is ten rounds of “Futures” age players only, which are U-17 players for next year’s season. (2003 birth year players only for the 2019 Draft).


In total, Tri-City drafted six defenseman and four forwards, and now sets its sights on the 2019 USHL Phase II draft. The Phase II draft will begin at 10:00am Tuesday morning. Fans are encouraged to follow along on social media and on the “Draft Center” section of during tomorrow’s Phase II draft.


Phase I Draft Final Results:

Phase II Draft Live Results:


Round 1, 15th Overall*

Davis Burnside


La Grange, IL

*Tender signing


Round 2, 30th Overall

Nick Wallace


Atlantic Highlands, NJ


Round 4, 60th Overall

Max Smolinski


Bloomfield Hills, MI


Round 4, 61st Overall

Luke Buss


West Des Moines, IA


Round 6, 86th Overall

Jake Bongo


Ridgefield, CT


Round 6, 91st Overall

Guillaume Richard


Quebec, QC


Round 7, 106th Overall

Paul Desaro


Manorville, NY


Round 8, 110th Overall

Gunnar Williams


Elgin, IL


Round 8, 121st Overall

Paul Huglen


Roseau, MN


Round 9, 136th Overall

Nicholas Sofikitis


Birmingham, MI


Round 10, 151st Overall

Ethan Elias


Maple Grove, MN