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Sioux City Musketeers Announce Selections for the USHL Phase I Draft

By Heather Campbell, 05/04/20, 7:45PM CDT

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The future of the Sioux City Musketeers began today with the 2020 USHL Phase I Draft and will continue tomorrow with the USHL Phase II Draft.

Musketeers picks for Phase I were as follows:

1st Round - 2nd (Used Tender for Nick Pierre)

2nd Round - 17th

2nd Round - 26th

3rd Round - 32nd

5th Round - 62nd

7th Round - 92nd

7th Round - 96th

9th Round - 122nd

9th Round - 125th

10th Round - 137th

ROUND 2 – 17TH OVERALL

Player Name: Jimmy Clark

Hometown: Edina, MN

Birthdate: 09/24/2004

Height: 5’10” Weight: 160

Position: C

Shoots: L

Year                       Team                     GP          G             A             PTS         PIM

2019-20               Edina High             24           9             6             15             4

2019-20                MNBEL Sharks     12           11           12           23             -

Quote from General Manager Andy Johnson:

“Jimmy plays an honest, relentless 200-foot game from the center position. He was the top offensive threat for Edina High School in Minnesota last year as a 9th grader which is extremely impressive. He plays with a chip on his shoulder and will be an immediate offensive contributor when he arrives.”

 

ROUND 2 – 26TH OVERALL

Player Name: Connor Welsh

Hometown: Greenwich, CT

Birthdate: 1/2/2004

Height: 5’9” Weight: 145

Position: C

Shoots: R

Year                       Team                                                     GP          G             A             PTS         PIM

2019-20               Brunswick School                                  31           6              14           20           -

2019-20                Mid-Fairfield Rangers U16                   3              3              1              4              2

Quote from General Manager Andy Johnson:

“What stands out most about Connor is a high level of hockey IQ and an elite offensive stick. He has a dynamic ability to make plays and put pucks in the net. He’s an offensive weapon every time he touches the ice.”

 

ROUND 3 – 32nd OVERALL

Player Name: Garrett Brown

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Birthdate: 4/4/2004

Height: 5’7.5” Weight: 145

Position: RD

Shoots: R

Year                       Team                                                     GP          G             A             PTS         PIM

2019-20               San Jose Jr. Sharks U15                       18           1              10           11           10

Quote from General Manager Andy Johnson:

“Garrett is going to be a special defenseman in this league. Thinks the game at an extremely high level and has the mobility and stick to be a power-play quarterback in this league. He has a special skillset that is extremely hard to find.”

 

ROUND 5 – 62nd OVERALL

Player Name: Dylan Godbout

Hometown: Woodbury, MN

Birthdate: 5/5/2004

Height: 5’10” Weight: 170

Position: LW

Shoots: L

Year                       Team                                     GP          G             A             PTS         PIM

2019-20               Hill-Murray School               25           10           11           21           10          

Quote from General Manager Andy Johnson:

“Wisconsin commit has a super high hockey IQ and makes a ton of plays. Dylan is a kid we saw a lot of this year as he was a teammate of our Tender Nick Pierre. Dylan’s progression throughout the course of the season is super exciting and we feel the sky is the limit as he continues to grow into his body.”

 

ROUND 7 – 92nd OVERALL

Player Name: William Hughes

Hometown: Andover, MA

Birthdate: 1/4/2004

Height: 6’2” Weight: 200

Position: C

Shoots:

Year                       Team                                                                     GP          G             A             PTS         PIM

2019-20               Phillips Academy Andover                                  27           10           13           23           -

2019-20                Neponset Valley River Rats U16                       35           8              8              16           2             

Quote from General Manager Andy Johnson:

“The upside on William is as high as any player that was in this draft. Has an NHL skillset combined with a 6-foot-2 frame. Played on a bit of an under the radar team this year and we’re thrilled to be able to bring him into our program.”

 

ROUND 7 – 96th OVERALL

Player Name: Finn Loftus

Hometown: Blaine, MN

Birthdate: 2/12/2004

Height: 5’11” Weight: 160

Position: LD

Shoots: L

Year                       Team                                                     GP          G             A             PTS         PIM

2019-20               Blaine High                                             25           1              25           26           2

2019-20                Minnesota Blizzard 15U                     30           7              9              16           -

Quote from General Manager Andy Johnson:

“Played on a veteran team at Blaine this year and quarterbacked the power play as a young defenseman. Great brain and puck moving ability should translate well to our level.”

 

ROUND 9 – 122nd OVERALL

Player Name: Michael D’Orazio

Hometown: Beaconsfield, QC

Birthdate: 6/14/2004

Height: 6’2” Weight: 165

Position: G

Catches: L

Year                       Team                                                     GP          GAA       SVS%

2019-20               Shattuck St. Mary’s U15                    24           1.54        .925       

Quote from General Manager Andy Johnson:

“Pro-style goaltender had an outstanding season this year at Shattuck. Plays a calm, confident brand of goal but still has a great presence to him. He’s extremely confident between the pipes and has the ability to be a game-stealing goaltender.”

 

ROUND 9 – 125th OVERALL

Player Name: Tyler Dysart

Hometown: Sunnyvale, CA

Birthdate: 6/30/2004

Height: 5’10” Weight: 167

Position: LW

Shoots: L

Year                       Team                                                     GP          G             A             PTS         PIM

2019-20               San Jose Jr. Sharks U15                      18           13           4              17           4

Quote from General Manager Andy Johnson:

“Really exciting player to watch as he plays a fast, physical brand of hockey. Extremely competitive kid that can fly up and down the rink. Will make an immediate impact when he joins our lineup.”

 

ROUND 10 – 137th OVERALL

Player Name: Roope Tuomioksa

Hometown: Tuusula, Finland

Birthdate: 4/1/2004

Height: 5’9” Weight: 160

Position: F

Shoots: L

Year                       Team                                                     GP          G             A             PTS         PIM

2019-20               KJT Haukat U18 Jr. B                             4              0              1              1              0

2019-20                KJT Haukat U16 Jr. C                           12           7              8              15           4

Quote from General Manager Andy Johnson:

“Exciting young player from Finland that has incredible speed. We’ve had good success with these types of players in the past and are excited for him to join us after another year in Finland.”

 

Tomorrow, May 5th, the Musketeers continue to draft for Phase II and will have live updates on twitter, Facebook, Instagram and snap chat.  Be sure to check back to our website tomorrow end of the draft for the recap of Phase II.

2020-21 Season tickets are now on sale.  Contact the Musketeers office at 712-252-2116 or musketeershockey.com for information.