Monday, July 2, 2007
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Pacioretty first of seven Wolverines picked
By NATE SANDALS the event held on June 22 and 23. down from a possible five with the
Daily Sports Editor Incoming freshman Max Pacio- early departures of Jack Johnson
retty led the way as the Montreal and Andrew Cogliano.
Throw out the rankings, the pre- Canadiens' first-round pick. His The Berenson connections con-
dictions and especially the expecta- selection marked the seventh con- tinned with the second Michigan
tions. When it gets down to it in the secutive year a Wolverine was draft- player selected, Aaron Palishaj. The
sports world, those things tend to ed in the first round. The Canadiens St. Louis Blues, a team Berenson
have a bark bigger than their bite. are the same team Michigan coach played for and coached, picked the
The Michigan hockey teamhopes Red Berenson broke into the NHL Livonia native in the second round
its showing at the 2007 NHL Entry with in the 1961-62 season after four "I was a little surprised to go as
Draft is the just the first of many years in Ann Arbor. high as I did considering the pre-
times it exceeds expectations this Pacioretty will be one of three draft rankings," Palushaj said.
season. A record-tying seven Wol- first-round picks to skate for Michi- Adding to the surprise was the
verines were drafted in Columbus at gan this season. That number is See HOCKEY, Page 16 Max Pacioretty was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens with the 22nd overallpih.
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