|(above) The NHL Draft kicks off tonight, but up to four DU players may hear their names called on Saturday|
by Mike Chambers
University of Denver defenseman Joey LaLeggia was passed over in the 2010 and 2011 NHL drafts and might not hear his named called in this week's selection process in Pittsburgh, in his final year of eligibility.
Despite leading all NCAA defensemen in scoring, finishing with a plus-13 rating during his freshman season and being named first-team Western Collegiate Hockey Association, LaLeggia is not ranked among Central Scouting's top 210 draft-eligible North American skaters.
"That's a joke," DU associate head coach Steve Miller said. "That's Central Scouting not doing their job" [read entire article].