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Four Gophers Selected In NHL Entry Draft

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The University of Minnesota men’s hockey program had four incoming freshman chosen Sunday in the NHL Entry Draft.

Tommy Vannelli of Minnetonka led the group, getting picked in the second round with the 47th overall pick by the St. Louis Blues. Taylor Cammarata was taken in the third round with the 76th overall pick by the New York Islanders. He finished last season with 93 points in 59 regular season games in the United States Hockey League, which was the second most in league history.

Hudson Fasching of Burnsville was taken in the fourth round as the 118th overall pick by the L.A. Kings.

Michael Brodzinski of Ham Lake was taken in the fifth round with the 141st overall pick by the San Jose Sharks.

All four players are expected to play for the Gophers this season.

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