Saturday, June 21, 2014

This day in Indianapolis hockey history: June 21

June 21 in Indianapolis hockey history
2008: The NHL Entry Draft concludes in Ottawa. In addition to John Carlson being selected 27th overall by Washington, two other Ice players hear their names -- 2007-08 player Corey Fienhage goes to Buffalo in the third round, and 2004-07 player Garrett Roe goes to Los Angeles in the seventh round.

Happy birthday to: 
Jeff Ricciardi: Ice defenseman from 1993-95. In 135 games, the rugged defender had five goals and 31 assists, as well as 494 penalty minutes. Drafted in the eighth round by Winnipeg in 1991, he broke into the professional ranks in 1992 with ECHL Johnstown and AHL Providence, before joining the Ice the following year. He also played two more IHL seasons before moving to Europe for a long career before retiring in 2008. A native of Thunder Bay, Ont., he is 43.
Gerry Skrypec: Ice defenseman in 1994-95. The Blackhawks' sixth-round pick in 1992, he had a goal in 14 games, playing that season primarily for ECHL Columbus. It was his only minor pro season after a four-year OHL career. A native of Kitchener, Ont., he is 40.

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