2016 NA3HL draft recap

Yesterday the Steel boosted their roster with the NA3HL draft. The Steel had a total of thirteen draft picks.

 First round the Steel selected forward Judd Schulz from Mankato, Minnesota. Schulz played for Mankato East last year. Skating in 24 games, scoring 26 goals and 24 assists for 60 points.

Second round the Steel selected forward Blake Ripley from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Ripley played for Waunakee High School last year. As a captain, he skated in 24 games, scoring 35 goals and 52 assist for 87 points.

Third round the Steel selected defensemen Jared Mickelson from Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. Before the high school season started Mickelson played for the St. Croix Valley Magicians. Skating in 17 games, scoring 11 goals and 4 assists for 15 points. After his time in St. Croix, Mickelson played for Edina High School. Mickelson played in 24 games, scoring 3 goals and 4 assists for 7 points.

Fourth round the Steel had two draft pick. With the first selection we took defensemen Alec Wedell from Stillwater, Minnesota. Wedell played for the St. Croix Valley Magicians last year. Skating in 48 games, scoring 6 goals and 6 assists for 12 points. With our second pick in the fourth round, the Steel select defensemen Alex Spencer from Duluth, Minnesota. Spencer played for Duluth East High School last year. Spencer skated in 21 games, scoring 0 goals and 8 assist for 8 points.

Fifth round the Steel had two draft picks. With the first pick we selected forward Kobe Keller from Mosinee, Wisconsin. Kobe played for the Milwaukee JR. Admirals U18 team. Were he skated in 30 games, scoring 8 goals and 11 assists for 19 points. With the second pick in round five the Steel select defensemen Cole Lawrence from Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Lawrence was the captain for the Eden Prairie Eagles last year. Skating in 25 games, scoring 12 goals and 19 assists for 31 points.

Sixth round the Steel had two draft picks. With the first pick the Steel selected Curtis Hansen from Prior Lake, Minnesota. Hansen played for Prior Lake High School Last year. Skating in 24 games, scoring 7 goals and 15 assist for 22 points. With the second pick in round six, the Steel selected forward Brendan Ryan from Minnetonka, Minnesota. Ryan played for Minnetonka High School last year. Skating in 25 games, scoring 13 goals and 11 assists for 24 point

Seventh round the Steel had two draft picks.With the first pick the Steel selected forward Erik Rainersson from Sweden. Rainersson played for the IF Bjorkloven j20 team last year. Skating in 20 games, scoring 2 goals and 9 assists for 11 points. The Steel selected forward Oskari Valli from Finland. Valli played for the Assat U17 last year. Skating in 13 games, scoring 2 goals and 3 assists for 5 points.

Eighth round the Steel had two draft picks. with the first pick the Steel selected forward Jacob Gammicchia from Shelby Township, Michigan. Gammicchia played for the Minot Minotauros and Minnesota Magicians last year. Skating in 16 games, scoring 1 goal and 3 assist for 4 points for the Minotauros. As well as skating in 17 games, scoring 1 goal and 3 assist for 4 points for the Magicians. With our last pick, we selected defensemen Keenan Spillum from Phoenix, Arizona. Spillum played for the Corpus Christi Ice Rays last year. Skating in 55 games, scoring o goals and 1 assist for 1 point.