Taylor Cammarata top pick in 2011 USHL Futures Draft

By League Press Release

The 2011 version of the USHL Futures Draft was completed on Tuesday as 90 players in the 1995 birth year age group were selected by USHL Member Clubs.


The Waterloo Black Hawks opened the Futures Draft at 10:00 AM by selecting high-scoring forward Taylor Cammarata who put up 126 points (64g, 62a) in 48 games this season for the Shattuck-St. Mary’s U-16 team.   The Fargo Force acquired the second pick via trade with the Chicago Steel and with that selection, the Force chose forward Gabe Guertler who was the first of five players from the Team Illinois hockey program drafted on Tuesday.  The Dubuque Fighting Saints picked the first defenseman of the Futures Draft when they chose Michael Downing from Detroit Central Catholic High School with the third pick of the first round.

Among the 90 players selected on Tuesday were 68 forwards, 28 defensemen, and four goaltenders.

USHL Futures Draft First Round

#1 – Waterloo Black Hawks – Taylor Cammarata (F)

#2 – Fargo Force – Gabe Guertler (F)  *pick acquired from Chicago

#3 – Dubuque Fighting Saints – Michael Downing (F)  *pick acquired from Youngstown

#4 – Chicago Steel – Patrick Polino (F)  *pick acquired from Sioux City

#5 – Muskegon Lumberjacks – Alex Smith (D)  *pick acquired from Omaha

#6 – Green Bay Gamblers – Jordan Gross (D)

#7 – Des Moines Buccaneers – Michael Brodzinski (D)

#8 – Tri-City Storm – Trevor Moore (F)

#9 – Sioux Falls Stampede – Dylan McLaughlin (F)

#10 – Fargo Force – Chris Pelnik (D)

#11 – Indiana Ice – Justin Bailey (F)

#12 – Lincoln Stars – Alex Schoenborn (F)

#13 – Youngstown Phantoms – Max Becker (F)  *pick acquired from Dubuque

#14 – Cedar Rapids RoughRiders – Andrew Oglevie (F)

#15 – Omaha Lancers – Daniel Vanderwiel (F)  *pick acquired from Muskegon

for complete round-by-round results of the 2011 USHL Futures Draft.

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its ninth season as the nation’s only Tier I junior hockey league in 2010-11.  With over 250 players this season already committed to NCAA Division I schools and 18 NHL Entry Draft picks currently on League rosters, the USHL is the nation’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.  For more information, visit us on the web at www.USHL.com.