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Sioux City Musketeers Announce Selections for the USHL Phase II Draft

By Musketeers Staff, 05/05/20, 10:30PM CDT

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The future of the Musketeers took another step forward today with the USHL Phase II Draft.  During this COVID-19 pandemic it was a good time to be able to connect with future Musketeer players & be able to move forward onto the 20-21 season.

“We met our immediate roster needs fulfilling scoring & adding main pieces to our blueline early in the draft,” Head Coach Luke Strand said. “We continued to work on gaining experience, depth, competition, & our team identity round by round. I wish we could be together starting tomorrow! It is a huge credit to Andy Johnson, our scouting staff & coaching staff for diving into the layers of player evaluations & preparation.”

“Overall, I think our staff is extremely pleased with the way things went today.  We were able to add impact pieces between the pipes, on defense & up front,” General Manager Andy Johnson said. “We started the day by acquiring another first round pick which gave us three picks in the top 12 today.  Getting a premier scorer was our number one priority & we took care of that securing Matteo Costantini.  Getting two high-end defensemen in Daniel Laatsch from the NTDP & Mikey Adamson from Dexter really set the stage for an overall outstanding day for us.

 “I want to make sure we thank our scouting staff for the countless hours they spend in rinks, in the car & watching film,” Johnson continued. “It’s a thankless job at times, but these guys pour their hearts and souls into this job.  Our staff in Sioux City – Coach Strand, Coach Abalan & Coach Durocher also had a huge hand in navigating the draft today & we appreciate their help in shaping the future of the Musketeers’ organization.  Special thanks as well to Rich Zaber, Heather Campbell & Bryce Griffin for their work behind the scenes on the business side during a chaotic week as well as our ownership group who goes above & beyond to provide the resources necessary to bring the best talent from around the world to Sioux City.”

Musketeers picks for Phase II were as follows:

ROUND 1 – 3rd OVERALL

Player: Matteo Costantini

Hometown: St. Catherines, ON

Birthdate: 8/16/02

Height: 6’0” Weight: 174

Position: C

Shoots: L

Year     Team                       GP      G        A       PTS     PIM

19-20   Buffalo Jr. Sabres   50      36      32      68      20

ROUND 1 – 7th OVERALL

Player: Daniel Laatsch

Hometown: Altoona, WI

Birthdate: 2/13/02

Height: 6’4.75” Weight: 180

Position: LD

Shoots: L

Year     Team                        GP       G       A       PTS      PIM

19-20   USNTDP Juniors      15       1        3         4           2

19-20   U.S National U18    36        2       5         7           4

19-20   U.S. National U17    4         0       1          1          0

ROUND 1 – 12th OVERALL

Player: Mikey Adamson

Hometown: Squantum, MA

Birthdate: 8/16/01

Height: 5’10” Weight: 160

Position: LD

Shoots: L

Year        Team                                           GP      G     A       PTS         PIM

19-20     Dexter Southfield School “C”   30       5    25       30           -

19-20  Neponset Valley River Rats U18  18      2    10       12           -

ROUND 3 – 33rd OVERALL

Player: Alexander Tracy

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Birthdate: 5/4/01

Height: 5’11” Weight: 160

Position: G

Catches: L

Year      Team                                     GP     GAA       SVS%

19-20    Johnstown Tomahawks      24     2.12        .935       

ROUND 4 – 56th OVERALL

Player: Tabor Heaslip

Hometown: Fort Worth, TX

Birthdate: 12/17/01

Height: 5’9” Weight: 160

Position: F

Shoots: L

Year      Team                                               GP     G   A       PTS         PIM

19-20  Avon Old Farms School “C”           27    18  24       42           -

19-20  Neponset Valley River Rats U18   26      5  13       18           -

ROUND 4 – 62nd OVERALL

Player: Jackson DeSouza

Hometown: Erie, CO

Birthdate: 3/21/03

Height: 6’1” Weight: 147

Position: RD

Shoots: R

Year   Team                        GP       G        A        PTS      PIM

19-20 Okanagan Rockets 36        4         12      16        36

19-20 Kelowna Rockets     4           0         0        0           0

ROUND 6 – 79th OVERALL

Player: Owen Say

Hometown: London, ON

Birthdate: 6/5/01

Height: 5’10.25” Weight: 144

Position: G

Catches: L

Year   Team                           GP       GAA       SVS%

19-20 Powassan VooDoos  36       1.90        .941       

ROUND 7 – 94th OVERALL

Player: Jack Works

Hometown: Yellowknife, NT

Birthdate: 5/23/01

Height: 5’11” Weight: 175

Position: C

Year  Team                     GP      G        A       PTS    PIM

19-20 Okotoks Oilers    58      43      49      92       84

ROUND 7 – 100th OVERALL

Player: Matthew Allen

Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK

Birthdate: 5/13/00

Height: 5’10” Weight: 160

Position: F

Shoots: R

Year  Team                         GP     G        A       PTS     PIM

19-20 Amarillo Bulls “C”  54      25      32     57       33

ROUND 8 – 109th OVERALL

Player: Sam Deckhut

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Birthdate: 4/2/02

Height: 5’10.5” Weight: 171

Position: C

Shoots: L

Year    Team                               GP      G       A     PTS    PIM

19-20 Salisbury School             28       5      16     21       -

19-20 Rochester Selects U18    8       1       3       4         0

ROUND 9 – 124th OVERALL

Player: Max Ruoho

Hometown: Madison, WI

Birthdate: 3/5/01

Height: 6’0” Weight: 175

Position: RD

Shoots: R

Year   Team                        GP      G       A        PTS     PIM

19-20 Buffalo Jr. Sabres   52       1       41       42       80

ROUND 9 – 132nd OVERALL

Player: James Doyle

Hometown: Plainfield, IL

Birthdate: 4/22/02

Height: 6’0.75” Weight: 170

Position: RW

Shoots: R

Year  Team                               GP      G        A       PTS     PIM

19-20 Minnesota Magicians  28       6        9         5       30

ROUND 10 – 139th OVERALL

Player: David Nesburg

Hometown: Faribault, MN

Birthdate: 12/21/02

Height: 5’9” Weight: 165

Position: F

Shoots: R

Year  Team                                                 GP       G        A       PTS         PIM

19-20 Shattuck St. Mary’s Midget AAA 52       34       35      69           68

ROUND 11 – 154th OVERALL

Player: Maxwell Gutjahr

Hometown: Green Bay, WI

Birthdate: 2/1/01

Height: 5’11” Weight: 160

Position: G

Catches: L

Year Team                    GP   GAA       SVS%

19-20 Amarillo Bulls    26    1.79        .916

ROUND 12 – 169th OVERALL

Player: Brett Roloson

Hometown: Vancouver, BC

Birthdate: 12/29/00

Height: 6’1” Weight: 170

Position: F

Shoots: L

Year    Team                                   GP       G     A        PTS      PIM

19-20  Powell River Kings             33      13     13       26        10

19-20   Merritt Centennials “A”  19       7       9        16        10

ROUND 13 – 184th OVERALL

Player: Tomi Leppanen

Hometown: Heinola, Finland

Birthdate: 4/7/03

Height: 6’0” Weight: 190

Position: LD

Shoots: L

Year    Team                   GP       G        A         PTS         PIM

19-20  Pelicans U18        32      5        11        16           46

19-20  Pelicans U20        6        1        0            1              0

ROUND 14 – 199th OVERALL

Player: Nolan Hayes

Hometown: Milton, MA

Birthdate: 8/14/02

Height: 5’11.5” Weight: 166

Position: RD

Shoots: R

Year   Team                                 GP      G         A       PTS      PIM

19-20  Cushing Academy         34        10       20      30        43

19-20  Boston Jr. Eagles 18U    2         0          0         0           0

ROUND 15 – 214th OVERALL

Player: Daniil Chechelev

Hometown: Khabarovsk, Russia

Birthdate: 2/23/01

Height: 6’3” Weight: 190

Position: G

Catches: R

Year  Team                                   GP     GAA       SVS%

29-20 Russkie Vityazi Chekhov  49    2.20        .922

ROUND 16 – 229th OVERALL

Player: Jan-Kasper Bergman

Hometown: Turku, Finland

Birthdate: 8/6/04

Position: D

Year   Team                         GP       G        A      PTS      PIM

19-20 TUTO Hockey U18   13       1         2        3           6

19-20 Assat U16                 11       2          3        5           29

19-20 Assat U16                 2          1          3       4           0