Tag: nhl draft

January 16, 2019 Off

VIDEO: Draft Talk Featuring Afanasyev, Hakkarainen and Yakovenko

By Rachel Anderson

The 2019 NHL Entry Draft is coming up so we spoke about some draft hopefuls and some notable mentions! Egor Afanasyev who is draft eligible this year, Mikael Hakkarainen who was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks last year, and Alex Yakovenko who isn’t eligible but is one of the top defensemen in the USHL.

November 16, 2018 0

Louie & Nic Belpedio Iowa Wild & Lumberjacks Rising Defensemen

By Rachel Anderson

Nic Belpedio is a recent addition to the Muskegon Lumberjacks. Spending the 2017-18 season on their affiliate list, he worked his way to a roster spot this season. Belpedio is a familiar name in the junior league, as Nic’s brother Louie Belpedio, also spent time in the USHL. Following in his footsteps, but not living in his shadow, Nic is making his own way to the pros.