One day after the Michigan Wolverines’ streak of 25-straight years with a player selected in the draft was extended, three more were taken off the board. Freshman forward Thomas Bordeleau, freshman forward Jacob Truscott and 2021 defenseman Ethan Edwards saw their names called in the final day of the 2020 NHL Draft.
Bordeleau, who spent the last two seasons with the United States National Team Development Program (USNTDP), came off the board on the draft’s final day with the San Jose Sharks selecting him in the second round with the No. 38 overall pick. He had 16 goals and 30 assists in 47 games with the U18 team a season ago after putting up 16 goals and 23 assists for the U17 squad. Some analysts had him as a fringe first-round talent.
Truscott also spend the last the last two seasons with the USNDTP and was selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the fifth round with the No. 144 overall selection. He had 21 points in 47 games for the U18 team this past season. Both he and Bordeleau are Biosteel All-Americans.
Edwards, a Grand Prairie, Alberta native, is committed to Michigan for the 2021-22 season and will play for the Sioux City Musketeers for the upcoming season. The New Jersey Devils selected him in the fourth round with the No. 120 overall pick. He played last season with the Spruce City Saints of the Alberta Junior Hockey League and had 33 points in 50 games (nine goals, 24 assists).
These three were joined earlier this week by freshman forward Brendan Brisson, who was taken in the first round by the Vegas Golden Knights with the 29th overall selection. Brisson, Bordeleau and Truscott will all suit up for Michigan this year for a season that is expected to begin sometime around Nov. 13.