NHL Draft Selections

ICEMEN SELECTED IN THE NHL DRAFT

Since joining the United States Hockey League in 2004, the Indiana Ice has continually made a presence in the eyes of scouting teams throughout the NHL. Through the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, 27 Icemen have gotten the call to don the hat and jersey for "The Show."

In the 2008 NHL Entry Draft at the Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Ontario, John Carlson made Ice history as he was the first Indy product to be drafted in the first round with the 28th overall pick by the Washington Capitals while being the only USHL player to be picked on the first day of the draft. He has since moved on to become one of the starting four defenseman on the Capitals' roster.

Several Ice draft picks have moved on from junior and college hockey and are now working their way up to the "Big Club." Anthony Bitetto (Nashville), Ben Blood (Ottawa), Paul Carey (Colorado) and Corey Fienhage (Buffalo) are all currently playing with the American Hockey League affiliate of their respective draft teams.

Indy players continued to catch the eyes of NHL Scouts as several Icemen heard their name called during the 2013 NHL Draft.  Aidan Muir was the first to be taken, going 113th overall to the Edmonton Oilers.  Brian Pinho was next as the forward became the fifth Indy player to be drafted by the Washington Capitals with the 174th pick.  Also selected in the draft were Ice alum Adam Erne (33rd overall-Tampa Bay) and Justin Bailey (52nd overall-Buffalo).

The 2014 NHL Entry Draft will take place June 27-28 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA.

2004 NHL DRAFT-RBC Center  Raleigh, NC
 
Brian Gifford
Pittsburgh Penguins
3rd Round
85th overall
Years with the Ice
2004-2006
    Sergei Kukushkin
Dallas Stars
7th Round
218th overall
Year with the Ice
2004-2005
2006 NHL DRAFT-General Motors Place (Rogers Center) Vancouver, BC
 
Brett Bennett
Phoenix Coyotes
5th Round
130th overall
Year with the Ice
2008-2009
    Brent Gwidt
Washington Capitals
6th Round
157th overall
Years with the Ice
2006-2009
Alex Kangas
Atlanta Thrashers
5th Round
135th overall
Years with the Ice
2006-2007
     
2007 NHL DRAFT-Nationwide Arena Columbus, OH
 
Ben Blood
Ottawa Senators
4th Round
120th overall
Year with the Ice
2007-2008
   

Brett Bruneteau
Washington Capitals
4th Round
108th overall
Year with the Ice
2007-2008

Paul Carey
Colorado Avalanche
5th Round
135th overall
Year with the Ice
2007-2008

    Scott Darling
Phoenix Coyotes
6th Round
153rd overall
Year with the Ice
2007-2008
2008 NHL DRAFT-SCOTIABANK PLACE OTTAWA, ON
 
John Carlson
Washington Capitals
1st Round
27th overall
Years with the Ice
2006-2008
    Corey Fienhage
Buffalo Sabres
3rd Round
83rd overall
Year with the Ice
2007-2008
Garrett Roe
Los Angeles Kings
7th Round
183rd overall
Years with the Ice
2004-2007
     
2009 NHL DRAFT-Bell Center Montreal, QB
 
Mike Cichy
Montreal Canadiens
7th Round
199th overall
Year with the Ice
2008-2009
   

Nic Dowd
Los Angeles Kings
7th Round
198th overall
Year with the Ice
2009-2010

2010 NHL DRAFT-Staples Center Los Angeles, CA
 
Anthony Bitetto
Nashville Predators
6th Round
168th overall
Years with the Ice
2008-2010
    RJ Boyd
Florida Panthers
7th Round
183rd overall
Year with the Ice
2011-2012
Stanislav Galiev
Washington Capitals
3rd Round
86th overall
Year with the Ice
2008-2009
    Nick Mattson
Chicago Blackhawks
6th Round
180th overall
Years with the Ice
2009-2011
2011 NHL DRAFT-Xcel Energy Center Minnesota, MN
 
Blake Coleman
New Jersey Devils
3rd Round
75th overall
Years with the Ice
2009-2011
    Brian Ferlin
Boston Bruins
4th Round
121st overall
Years with the Ice
2009-2011
Sean Kuraly
San Jose Sharks
5th Round
133rd overall
Years with the Ice
2009-2012
     
2012 NHL DRAFT-Consol Energy Center Pittsburgh, PA

Sam Kurker
St. Louis Blues
2nd Round
56th overall
Years with the Ice
2013-Present
    Cristoval Nieves
New York Rangers
2nd Round
59th overall
Years with the Ice
2011-2012 
Jon Gillies
Calgary Flames
3rd Round
75th overall
Years with the Ice
2010-2012 
    Robbie Baillargeon
Ottawa Senators
5th Round
136th overall
Years with the Ice
2011-2013 
2013 NHL DRAFT-Prudential Center Newark, NJ

Adam Erne
Tampa Bay Lightning
2nd Round
33rd overall
Year with the Ice
2010-2011
    Justin Bailey
Buffalo Sabres
2nd Round Round
52nd overall
Year with the Ice
2011-2012 
Aidan Muir
Edmonton Oilers
4th Round
113th overall
Years with the Ice
2013-Present
    Brian Pinho
Washington Capitals
6th Round
174th overall
Years with the Ice
2013-Present