Tuesday, May 18, 2010

2011 Recruit Woods Selected In USHL Expansion Draft

The USHL has just announced the results from Mondays Expansion Draft featuring new franchises from Muskegon and Dubuque. In a surprise to me, 2011 Wisconsin forward recruit Brendan Woods was selected by Muskegon (The USHL does not release round info on the expansion draft).

According to the USHL, member clubs were able to protect up to 8 veteran players (players who had played in at least 10 games).

Woods, a 17 year old winger out of Virginia just finished up his first season in the USHL with the Chicago Steel. The 6'2, 180 pound forward battled serious leg injuries in the early part of the season but was able to rebound and finish the season strong. Woods finished the season with 10 points in 34 games but had 6 points in his final 10 games. Woods is expected to be selected in this summers NHL Draft.

Woods joins former Wisconsin assistant coach Kevin Patrick in Muskegon who no doubt had a large hand in selecting Woods. Patrick left the Wisconsin program at the completion of the 2009-2010 hockey season.