Saturday, June 21, 2008

DU Recruit Matt Donovan Selected By Islanders

(above) Matt Donovan was selected in the 4th round of the NHL Draft today by the New York Islanders

With the 96th overall pick in the NHL Draft (4th Round) the New York Islanders selected DU Recruit Matt Donovan.

Donovan was named to the United States Hockey League All-Rookie Team this season.

“Matt has worked very hard and shown a lot of poise and composure this season,” said RoughRiders Coach and General Manager Mark Carlson. “He's competed hard night in and night out and that’s paid off tremendously him.”

Donovan, 17, finished tied for second among USHL defensemen in goals (12) and was tied for seventh among blue liners in points (30). The Edmond, Oklahoma, native led the RoughRiders in plus/minus rating (+19) while playing in all but one of the Riders’ 60 regular season games. Donovan was twice this season named USHL Defensive Player of the Week.

The Islanders also hold the draft rights to current University of Denver hockey player Rhett Rakhshani.

3 comments:

achsdu17 said...

The Islanders much DU players ;).

Anonymous said...

Tampa drafts Carle in 7th round

Chase Squires said...

Bummer about Carle, but glad the headline isn't "DU player dies during game," it's better to heed the doctors' advice and go on with life. Awesome to hear DU will honor the scholarship, wow, class.

Now, this note from the Boston Globe on SuperJoe ... "That's one of the reasons I chose college hockey," Colborne said. "I'll be playing less games and working out a lot. Hopefully, I'll be getting stronger.'

"Colborne said he'd need at least one year at Denver before considering himself ready for the pro game."

.... Uh, one year? That's all we get him for? One year?