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NHL Draft Day Two Recap

Four Michigan recruits were selected on day 2 of the NHL draft.

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Draft Selections

Brendan Warren: Arizona. Pick 81 (3rd rd).

Of the four players drafted on day two, Brendan Warren was drafted right where he was expected to be picked. The speedy winger was taken with the 20th pick of the third round and 81st overall. 

The Coyotes get a high motor forward with blazing speed and a great work ethic.

Joe Cecconi: Dallas. Pick 133 (5th rd).

Joe Cecconi went off the board to Dallas in the 5th round.

Cecconi is a defensive defenseman who can play high minutes and match up against a team's top line, something he will get started on early at Michigan where openings on the blueline will give him Top-4 minutes from the beginning.

Cooper Marody: Philadelphia. Pick 158 (6th rd).

I had thought Marody would be selected in the 3rd or 4th round. Central Scouting had him at 53, but he fell down into the 6th to the Flyers. They got a deal here.

Marody will fit well in Philadelphia; he's a high motor, high compete level winger with great speed and solid stick skills.

Marody was going to spend another year in Sioux Falls, but after a pair of early departures he will head to Michigan for next season.

Nick Boka: Minnesota. Pick 171 (6th round).

Boka was a player with his stock rising towards the end of the year going from 197 to 117 in the Final CSS Rankings, but Boka slid into the tail end of the 6th round to the Wild.

Boka is a strong two-way defenseman who can handle higher minutes. He skates well and has the vision to carry the puck through the neutral zone.

Like Cecconi, Boka is in line for a major role when he arrives at Michigan.