It was a big weekend for our Moose players.
No Canadian Hockey League team had more players selected in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft than the Halifax Mooseheads and the four players taken added to the ever-growing lore of the franchise and its success developing players for the highest level of hockey.
Filip Zadina was first off the board for the Mooseheads contingent when the Detroit Red Wings made him the sixth overall selection on Friday night. Defenceman Jared McIsaac from Truro joined Zadina in donning the classic Red Wings jersey as he was nabbed early in the second round, 36th overall, by the original six franchise.
Forward BO Groulx was also a second round pick, going 54th overall to the Anaheim Ducks while goalie Alex Gravel joined GM Cam Russell’s former team, the Chicago Blackhawks when his name was called in the sixth round, 162nd overall.
That brings the total to 19 players drafted from the Mooseheads by NHL teams this decade and six have gone in the top ten in the last six years.
The 2018 NHL Entry Draft proved to be an exciting one for the Mooseheads and these four players are going to play a very large role in what will be one of the most exciting ever for the fans in Moose Country.
So proud of ya guys, congrats from Hot Country 1035!!