UMD Recruits Hale, McCabe Taken In 2017 NAHL Draft

Two Minnesota Duluth verbal commitments were taken in the top five rounds of the NAHL Draft on Tuesday with Minneapolis sophomore forward Jake Hale going in the fourth round to the Minnesota Magicians while St. Paul Academy junior forward Devlin McCabe went in the fifth round to the Fairbanks Ice Dogs.

McCabe posted 29 goals and 31 assists in 25 games for SPA this past season while Hale led Minneapolis as a sophomore with 21 goals and 25 assists in 26 games.

The Minnesota Wilderness nabbed two local products in Duluth East defenseman Reid Hill and Hermantown defenseman Tyler Watkins. Hill, who had three goals and seven assists from the Greyhounds’ blue line as a senior, went in the seventh round. Watkins, who posted 22 goals and 28 assists as a junior for the Class A state champion Hawks, was selected in the 13th round.

Other Northland draft picks included Virginia/Mountain Iron-Buhl junior forward Jake Seitz to the Magicians in the eighth round and Cloquet-Esko-Carlton senior forward Dylan Johnson in the ninth round to the Odessa Jackalopes in the ninth round.

Here are the rest of the Wilderness picks from Tuesday:
Isaac Moberg (St. Paul Johnson HS)
Alex Peterson (Lansdale, Penn.)
Kevin Ford (Waunakee, Wis.)
Michael McPherson (Somerville, Mass.)
Nick Anderson (Orono HS)
Ryan Kranz (Centennial HS)
Cory Dennis (Madison, Wis.)
Edward Lindelow (Stockholm, Sweden)
Bryden Stoskopf (Roseau HS)
Benjamin Ward (Monticello/Annan/Maple Lake HS)

Full draft results can be seen here.