(above) DU Recruit Keith Seabrook was selected in the 2nd Round

Five DU Players Drafted By NHL Teams
2 DU Recruits Commit to DU a Year Early

LetsGoDU has learned that Keith Seabrook & Tyler Ruegsegger have decided to attend DU this fall instead of 2007. Obviously the NHL scouts agree as both players were selected yesterday in the NHL Draft.

Three other University of Denver hockey recruits were also selected in the NHL Draft yesterday in Vancouver. This is the highest number of DU players ever taken in the NHL Draft. The previous record was four players seleceted in 1972, 1989 & 2005.
Defenseman Keith Seabrook was selected in the 2nd Round by the Washington Capitals. In an ironic twist of fate the next player selected was a kid out of Quebec named Mathieu Carle. DU fans may recall that Matt Carle was selected in the 2nd Round by the San Jose Sharks, so this is a pretty good omen for Seabrook.
Seabrook, 17, played in 58 games for Burnaby Express of the British Columbia Hockey League in 2004-05, recording eight goals and 20 assists for 28 points, and posted 70 penalty minutes and was the Express’ rookie of the year. He posted 34 points (10 goals, 24 assists) and 81 penalty minutes in 2005-06 and was a member of the Express’ 2005-06 Canadian Junior A championship team.
In the 4th Round, the New York Islanders selected right winger Rhett Rakhshani. Rakhshani played for the US National Developmental Program during the 2005-2006 season, tallying 18 goals, 23 assists and 41 points in 50 games. According to the Islanders, he is a shifty and agile skater with strong nose for the net. He is also known for setting the tone for his teammates with gritty play and a strong worth ethic.
"Rhett is a skilled player with a great first couple of steps," said Islanders scout Brian Hunter. "He is real quick with the puck in tight areas, and sees the ice well. He'll be a joy to watch for Islanders fans."
Tyler Ruegsegger from Lakewood Colorado was selected in the 6th Round by the Toronto Maple Leafs. Ruegsegger has played for Shattuck St. Marys and on the USA National Team (Under 17) in 2004 & '05. He showed exceptional development last season and will bypass the USHL next season and enroll at DU this Fall.
The next DU player selected was goaltender Marc "Chevy" Cheverie by the Flordia Panthers in the 7th Round. Finally, Jesse Martin was selected in the 7th Round by the Atlanta Thrashers. Cheverie & Martin will attend DU in 2007.

DU's Revised 2006 Recruiting Class

Rhett Rakhshani
Matt Glasser
Brian Gifford
Cody Brookwell
Keith Seabrook
Tyler Ruegsegger

12 Current DU Players Who Have Been Drafted

Chris Butler - Buffalo
J. D. Corbin - Colorado
T. J. Fast - Los Angeles
Glenn Fisher - Edmonton
Brian Gifford - Pittsburgh
Matt Glasser-Edmonton
Geoff Paukovich - Edmonton
Rhett Rhakshani - N. Y. Islanders
Tyler Ruegsegger - Toronto
Keith Seabrook - Washington
Paul Stastny - Colorado
Andrew Thomas - Washington


Anonymous said...

Matt Glasser was also drafted by Edmonton, you should add him to the list.

dggoddard said...

Done. Thanks for keeping it real... :-)