Three SCSU Huskies Selected in 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Ryan Poehling faces off vs UConn in January 2017 (Photo Prout)

St. Cloud, MN – With the 2017 NHL Entry Draft now in the books the SCSU Huskies had three players selected in this seven round draft:

Ryan Poehling (Forward, Lakeville, MN) – Round One | 25th selection by the Montreal Canadiens 

Poehling will return to the Huskies as an 18 year old sophomore in 2017-18. The youngest player in NCAA Division One Hockey in 2016-17, Poehling will look to build upon his experience in the NCHC to play a more prominent role for SCSU and to build upon his 7-6-13 statistics in 2016-17. An aggressive and skilled forward with size, Poehling can play both ends of the rink and has added size and strength and he will be counted on by the Huskies to be a leader in 2017-18.

Nick Perbix (Defense, Elk River, MN) – Round Six | 14th selection, 169 overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning 

SCSU commit, Perbix really came into his own in 2016-17 as captain of the Elk River High School squad. His offense took off with 10 goals and 30 assists for 40 points in just 25 games. As a result, he was named to the 2016-17 All-USA  USHS Second team. He was also named a 2017 Mr. Hockey finalist in Minnesota. Perbix was drafted #4 in the first round by the Omaha Lancers in the 2017 USHL Entry Draft. At 6’4″ and 194 pounds, Perbix has the size coveted by the NHL and the offensive instincts to round out his game. With tremendous upside potential Perbix should have a highly successful season in the USHL prior joining the Huskies

Cole Guttman (Forward, Northridge, CA) – Round Six | 25th selection, 180 overall  by the Tampa Bay Lightning 

Having just turned age 18, SCSU commit, Guttman was one of the top offensive players in the United States Hockey League in 2016-17. This skilled and explosive forward finished 9th in league scoring (and 7th in goal scoring) with 27 goals and 27 assists for 54 points in 53 games for the Dubuque Fighting Saints. He’ll return to Dubuque in 2017-18 as team captain and will be one of the top offensive threats in the league. At 5’10” and 163 pounds, the additional season in the USHL will allow him to mature further physically prior to joining the Huskies in 2018-19.

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