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Monday, June 29, 1998 - The Michigan Daily - 15
.. 1998 NHL Draft lct ns

First Round
S ,mpaB -VncentL ecaie, C
RirninokA QMJAL
2. Nashvilie - David Legand, C, Plymr uh
3. San Jose - Brad Stuart, 0, Regina, WHL
4. Vancouver - Bryan Alien, D. Osnawa, OHL
5. Anaheim - Vitaly Vishnevsky, D. Yaroslavl
2, Russia 2
6. Calgary - Rice Fata, C, Lorant, GAL
7. N.Y. Rangers - Manny Maihotra. C, Guelypi,
8. Chicago- Mark Bell, C/LW, Ottawa, OHL
9. N.Y. Islanders - Michael Rupp, LW, Erie,
10. Toronto -Nikolai Aetropo, C, UST-
Kamenog, Kazakhstan
11. Carolina - Jeff Hererna. RW, Sarnia, OHL
12. Colorado---Alex Tanguay, C. Halifax
13. Edmonton - Michael Henrich, RW, Barrie,
14. Phoenix - Patrick DesRochers, G, Sarnia,
15. Ottawa - Mathieu Cnouinard, G,.
Shawinigan, QMJHL
16. Montreal - Eric Chouinard, C, Qiebec,
17. Colorado- - Martin skeula, 0, Barrie, OHL
18. Buffalo - Dimitri Kalinin, D, Cheijabinsk,

29. San lose- Jonathan Cheecho, eR
Be eville.Chc
3O. F[0140- Kyle Reissiter, 0, Synkarri, WHL
31. Vancin.r- Arnem ChaharnC C, Dynamo,
32. A naheim - Steehen Peat, D, Red Deer,
33. Calgary - Blair Betts, C, Prince George,
34. Buffalo -Andrew Peters, LW, Oshawa,
35. Toronto-- Peaetr Svobda, 0 hDal, Czech.
Div. 1
36. N.Y. Islanders - Chris Nielsen, C, Calgary.
37. New Jersey -Christian Berglnd, W,
Farjestad Jr., Sweden
38. Colorads - Philipp Sauve, G, Pimouski,
39. Dallas - John Erskine, D, London, OHL
40. N.Y. Rangers - Randy Coeley, Ret, Cape
Breton, QMJHL
41.St. Louis- Maxim LinNek, D, St. Thomas Jr.
8, Ontario Hockey Association
42, Philadelphia - Jason Beckett, D, Seattle,
43. Phoenix - Ossi Vaananen, D, Jokerit Jr.,
44. Ottawa- Mike Fisher, C, Sudbury, OHL
45. Montreal - Mike Ribeiro, C Rouyn-

*When the New
Jersey Devils
took Mike Van
Ryn with the
26th pick in
Saturday's NHL
draft, Van Ryn
became the first
Michigan player
taken in the first
ound since Jason
ltterill in 1994.
Van Ryn is latest Devils' advocate
M' defenseman is first collegian taken; Koch, Kosick also get calls

yRlck Freeman
ily Sports Editor
ichigan defenseman Mike Van Ryn may not have been the
pick in Saturday's NHL entry draft, but he was the first
ollege player taken when the New Jersey Devils took him
6th overall.
Michigan's Geoff Koch was taken by Nashville in the sec-
nd round, and Mark Kosick, who scored two goals in the
998 NCAA Championship game, was taken yesterday by the
arolina Hurricanes.
Michigan products have done well for the Devils. Brendan
orrison, a 1996 grad and the Hobey Baker award-winner that
ear, just completed a successful season in the Devils organi-
n, including several NHL games.
inger Geoff Koch couldn't have been taken solely on the
trength of previous Michigan players in Nashville - The
redators didn't even exist when Koch started playing at
ichigan this season.
Even though the first collegian wasn't taken until late in the
irst round, the draft tied up much of the available college tai-
nt in the nation. Unlike in basketball, NHL draftees rarely
ave their college teams to play in the NHL club's organiza-
'on. Michigan coach Red Berenson, in particular, frowns upon
layers leaving college without their degrees. Berenson gradu-
ted from Michigan before playing in the NHL.
4n Ryn is on a fishing trip, and will not retumn to his
ondon, Ont. home until sometime next week. Koch and
osick were also unavailable for comment.
NOTEBOOK: Former Michigan players currently in the NHL
s well as other NHL-ers took part in the third annual NHL &
elebrity All Star game yesterday at Joe Louis Arena. The
irst goal for the North American team was scored by former
Vichigan goalie Steve Shields, who currently plays for San
Shields took the opportunity to play forward and took a pass
from former Wolverine and current Red Wing Mike Knuble
* found twine on the short side. Berenson provided the sec-
ondary assist and wowed announcers, who noted that the crafty
Berenson always seemed to be on the ice when the North
Americans scored. Unfortunately for Berenson, the World
team prevailed over his North Americans, 12-10. Shields
notched two goals in the losing effort.

Geoff Koch was drafted in the second round of Saturday's
NHL draft by the Nashville Predators with the 85th pick.
~ On Tap
Three Michigan hockey players were selected in this
year's NHL Entry Draft. Two future Woleerines, who
begin their Michigan careers in the fall, were also
Pick Pos. Player Team
26. D Mike Van Ryn New Jersey
85. LW Geoff Koch Nashville
116. G Josh Blackburn Phoenix
201. C Craig Murray Montreal

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