MiHockey’s 2014 NHL Draft Watch

By @MichaelCaples –

MiHockey will be covering the 2014 NHL Draft both from Philadelphia and from Michigan this weekend. Over the course of the next two days, the best draft-eligible prospects Michigan has to offer will hear their names called by NHL clubs at the Wells Fargo Center in Philly. Meanwhile, the Detroit Red Wings will welcome a new group of players into their Original Six organization. The MiHockey team will be with you throughout the weekend and the following days for comprehensive coverage of the 2014 NHL Draft.

Day 1

Dylan Larkin was the lone Michigan native selected in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft, and since he was selected by the Detroit Red Wings, we really only had one article to write. Read it here.

No. 15 – Dylan Larkin – Waterford – U.S. NTDP U18 Team (USHL) – Detroit Red Wings


Day 2

Nine Michigan natives heard their names called on Saturday, as the NHL raced through Rounds 2-7 of the 2014 Draft. Josh Jacobs was the first Michigan product off the board at No. 41, followed by Brandon Halverson at No. 59.


See the full list of Michigan connections below (natives in bold):


No. 37 – Alex Nedeljkovic – Plymouth (OHL) – Carolina Hurricanes

No. 41 – Josh Jacobs – Shelby Township – Indiana Ice (USHL) – New Jersey Devils

No. 59 – Brandon Halverson – Traverse City – Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) – New York Rangers

No. 71 – Connor Chatham – Plymouth (OHL) – New Jersey Devils

No. 75 – Alexander Peters – Plymouth (OHL) – Dallas Stars

No. 81 – Dylan Sadowy – Saginaw (OHL) – San Jose Sharks

No. 83 – Matheson Iacopelli – Brownstown – Muskegon (USHL) – Chicago Blackhawks

No. 96 – Josh Wesley – Plymouth (OHL) – Carolina Hurricanes

No. 104 – Ryan Mantha – Clarkston – Indiana (USHL) – New York Rangers

No. 111 – Zach Nagelvoort – Holland – University of Michigan – Edmonton Oilers

No. 128 – Dakota Joshua – Dearborn – Sioux Falls (USHL) – Toronto Maple Leafs

No. 151 – Christopher Brown – Bloomfield Hills – Cranbrook High School – Buffalo Sabres

No. 155 – Kyle Schempp – Saginaw – Ferris State – New York Islanders

No. 180 – Matthew Mistele – Plymouth (OHL) – Los Angeles Kings

No. 208 – Jack Ramsey – Farmington – Penticton (BCHL) – Chicago Blackhawks


Draft preparation

Some of our most recent articles leading up to Philly:

Last year

At the 2013 Draft in New Jersey, Macomb’s Mike McCarron kicked off Michigan’s crop of players selected by NHL organizations. Here are some of MiHockey’s articles from last year’s two-day draft: