Saturday, June 21, 2008

7th-Round Badgers

Patrick Johnson was selected with the #206 pick by the Montreal Canadiens. Congratulations, Ratty!

Nick Pryor was selected with the #208 pick by the Anaheim Ducks. Congratulations Nick!

Well, that's it for the 2008 NHL Entry Draft . . . 7 Badgers selected, including 1 whom wasn't necessarily expected to be drafted (although he certainly played well last season) . . .

A couple of non-Badger notes from the 7th round:
- Wisconsinite Nate Condon was selected with the #200 pick by the Colorado Avalanche.
- David Carle, who was recently diagnosed with career-ending hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, was selected with the #203 pick by the Tampa Bay Lightning. It appears that TB used their last-round pick to select David as a nice gesture to him. TB was aware of his condition when they drafted him, as he had notified the NHL and withdrawn from the draft. David attended Shattuck with the son of new TB owner Oren Koules.