Winterhawks forwards Dominic Turgeon, Alex Schoenborn, Keegan Iverson and Chase
De Leo were all selected in the National Hockey League Draft Saturday.
of the players went in the third round, beginning with Turgeon going 63rd
overall to the Detroit Red Wings, Schoenborn being selected 72nd
overall by the San Jose Sharks and Iverson being drafted 85th
overall by the New York Rangers. De Leo was then selected in the fourth round,
99th overall by the Winnipeg Jets.
our players get drafted is one of the most gratifying aspects of the
job. When players come to Portland they all have goals of playing in the
NHL and today Dominic, Alex, Keegan and Chase are one step closer to reaching
that goal," said Portland Winterhawks Assistant General Manager Matt Bardsley.
"This is an exciting moment for any young player and we are excited for them
and their families."
All four players set career-highs in scoring in 2013-14,
while De Leo, Iverson and Turgeon were all invited to the U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp, Aug. 2-9, in
Lake Placid, New York.
Turgeon played in 65 games last season, totaling 10 goals
and 21 assists for 31 points. He added two goals and six assists for eight
points in 21 playoff games.
Schoenborn played all 72 games in 2013-14, with 18 goals and
18 assists for 36 points. He added three goals and two assists for five points
in 21 playoff games.
Iverson played 67 games last season, posting 22 goals and 20
assists for 42 points. He went on to score four goals and add four assists for
eight points in 21 playoff games.
played in all 72 games, posting career-highs with 39 goals and 42 assists for
81 points. He also led the team with a +49 rating, also good for third in the
league. De Leo went on to add 19 points in 21 playoff games.
Release from Portland Winterhawks.