Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Ice add 5 in USHL Futures Draft

Here is the rundown of the Indiana Ice's 2012 Futures Draft picks. They went defense-heavy, using their first two picks on defenseman, and also bringing in a tendered defenseman. Jake Evans, a two-way forward from Toronto, is the third-round pick. The Ice also picked another big goaltender to replace Jon Gillies -- 6-foot-5 Edwin Minney. Two of the picks are Canadians -- Jake Evans from Toronto and Luca Leone from Vancouver.

Round 1: 5th overall: Adam Baughman, D, Chicago Mission. DOB 1/3/96. Had 3 assists, 10 PIMs in 22 games in the High Performance Hockey League. Big defenseman, 6-2, 175 pounds. Played for the U.S. in the Youth Olympic Games. Slightly Chilled's Ryan Clark called him one of the defenseman to watch in this year's draft. He is a Chicago native.
Round 2: 20th overall: Blake Siebenaler, D, Cleveland Barons. Had 9 goals and 21 points in 64 games this season.
Ice regular pick was used to tender D Josh Jacobs, 6-2, 171 pounds, 2014 Michigan State commit. From the Honeybaked U16 program. 17 points in 24 games with in the HPHL. 2/15/96 DOB. Also played in Youth Olympic Games.
Round 3: 34th overall: Jake Evans, C/RW, Mississauga Rebels (Ont). Toronto native, also picked by the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL, but has told OHL teams he plans to go the NCAA route. Notre Dame commitment. 6-1, 150. DOB: 6/2/96
Round 4: 56th overall: Edwin Minney, G, D.C. Capitals. Played for U.S. in Youth Olympic Games this year. 2.43 GAA. Another big goaltender -- 6-5, 194. DOB 3/29/96, from the Poconos area of Pennsylvania.
Round 5: no pick
Round 6: 86th overall: Luca Leone, Shattuck St. Mary's U16. Vancouver native, right-shot forward, had 9-25-34 line in 45 games for Shattuck this year. 6-0, 180. DOB 2/24/96.


  1. Thanks. I'm trying to keep up, but I'll probably have to pick up with regular postings at the end of May when an extremely hectic work year finally comes to a close.

  2. Very excited to see what the new roster will be. Expecting great things from some of the freshmen, they should have a great year. I did hear that some 2nd and 3rd liners are moving on to Canadian Juniors or NAHL.
    Smolcynski, Cody Gylling, Dalton Izyk to name a few.