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Beware the Phantoms at the NHL Draft

By Sean Stewart, 06/21/18, 10:45AM EDT

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Beware of the Phantoms at the NHL Draft

YOUNGSTOWN, OH- The 2018 NHL Draft is set to start Friday, June 22 at 7pm with rounds 2-7 on Saturday, June 23 starting at 11am from American Airlines Arena, home of the Dallas Stars. The Phantoms have great history with the draft with 12 alumni being selected dating back to 2011 including last year’s draftee Michael Karow (5th round, 126 overall) to the Arizona Coyotes. This year the Phantoms have three potential draft picks; defensemen Michael Callahan, forward Curtis Hall, and goaltender Ivan Prosvetov.

Callahan, a Providence College commit, was acquired in February from the Central Illinois Flying Aces. The B-rated skater played 22 games with Youngstown with 9 assists. Callahan was named to the 2018 USHL/NHL Top Prospects game and is Ranked 145th among North American Skaters on NHL Central Scouting Final Rankings. Callahan was named to the USHL All-rookie First Team.

Hall, a Yale commit played two seasons with Youngstown playing in 113 games tallying 20 goals and 32 assists. Hall was named to the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament team with Team USA as well as the 2017 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game. The C-rated skater was also named to the U.S. Junior Select Team for the World Junior A Challenge in Truro, Nova Scotia and the 2018 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in which he is credited with a goal. Hall is ranked 60th among North American Skaters on NHL Central Scouting Final Rankings.

Prosvetov, a C-rated goaltender is uncommitted. He played in 36 games and garnered a record of 19-9-3-1 with a 2.90 goals against average and a .913 save percentage. Prosvetov was named to the 2018 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in which he saved all 11 shots he faced and is ranked 14th among North American goaltenders on NHL Central Scouting Final Rankings.

 

Youngstown Phantoms’ NHL Entry Draft History

2017

Michael Karow

Selected fifth round, 126th overall to the Arizona Coyotes

2016

Cam Morrison

Selected second round, 40th overall to the Colorado Avalanche

2015

Kyle Connor

Selected in the first round, 17th overall to the Winnipeg Jets

Ryan Shea

Selected in the third round, 121st overall by the Chicago Blackhawks

Chase Pearson

Selected in the fifth round, 140th overall to the Florida Panthers

Steven Ruggiero

Selected in the sixth round, 178th overall by the Anaheim Ducks

Ryan Bednard

Selected in the seventh round, 206th overall by the Florida Panthers

2014

Max Letunov

Selected second round, 52nd overall by the St. Louis Blues.

JJ Piccinich

Selected fourth round, 103rd overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Nathan Walker

Selected in the third round, 89th overall by the Washington Capitals.

2011

Scott Mayfield

Selected second round, 34th overall by the New York Islanders

Matt Mahalak

Selected sixth round, 163rd overall by the Carolina Hurricanes