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Michigan names to know before 2019 USHL Draft


The 2019 USHL Draft begins tonight (May 6) at 7 p.m. with the league’s Phase 1 ‘Futures Draft’ for the 2003 birth-year class.

A collection of league scouts provided a list of ‘Michigan names to know’ heading into the 2019 selection process for the top junior league in the country; check it out below.

Phase 2 of the draft takes place Tuesday, May 7, beginning at 11 a.m. In Phase 2, the draft functions as follows:

“This draft is open to players of all ages eligible to play junior hockey and are not currently protected by another USHL team. Teams will fill their roster to a total of 45 players on this date; this includes players that were previously on a team’s Affiliate List.”

Here are the Michigan names to keep an eye on for Phase 1 of the 2019 USHL Draft. The eight Michigan names who have committed to USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program are not included on this list, though they will all be competing in the USHL next season. Davis “T-Bone” Codd was on the list provided to MiHockey, as well, but he signed a USHL tender with the Youngstown Phantoms on Friday.



Jack Arizo – Forward – Oakland Jr. Grizzlies 15O

Zak Brice – Goaltender – Little Caesars 15O

Owen Carlile – Forward – Oakland Jr. Grizzlies 15O

Jack Cotter – Defenseman – Honeybaked 15O

Luca Di Pasquo – Goaltender – Compuware 16U

Will Fox – Goaltender – Compuware 16U

Ansel Holt – Goaltender – Honeybaked 16U

Braden Holt – Goaltender – Honeybaked 15O

Ryan Humphrey – Forward – Honeybaked 16U

Drew Jeffers – Defenseman – Compuware 16U

Griffin Jurecki – Forward – Little Caesars 15O

Finnegan Kilbride – Forward – Honeybaked 15O

Noah Laba – Forward – Compuware 16U

Ryan Mast – Defenseman – Compuware 16U

Austen May – Defenseman – Oakland Jr. Grizzlies 16U (Providence College commit)

Niklas Miller – Forward – Little Caesars 15O

Trevor Mitchell – Defenseman – Honeybaked 16U (Western Michigan commit)

Spencer Muzzatti – Forward – Meijer 15O

Donovan Powell – Defenseman – Meijer 16U

Vincent Salice – Forward – Oakland Jr. Grizzlies 16U (Ohio State commit)

Eddie Shepler – Forward – Honeybaked 16U

Nikolas Simo – Goaltender – Oakland Jr. Grizzlies 16U

Max Smolinski – Defenseman – Little Caesars 15O

Nicholas Sofikitis – Defenseman – Compuware 16U

Alec Stewart – Defenseman – Honeybaked 15O

Jack Stolicker – Forward – Compuware 16U

Nikita Tarasevich – Forward – Little Caesars 15O

Jackson Truchan – Forward – Compuware 16U

Evan Werner – Forward – Little Caesars 15O

Griffin Zaske – Forward – Compuware 15O