Two Icers selected in 2003 NHL Draft
Two of Michigan’s standout freshmen were selected in last week’s NHL draft.
Left wing Jeff Tambellini and defenseman Danny Richmond went in the first day of the draft, with Tambellini going to the Los Angeles Kings and Richmond to the Carolina Hurricanes.
Tambellini was selected with the 27th pick, just the ninth Michigan player ever to be selected in the first round. He was chosen as the CCHA rookie of the year and led the Wolverines in scoring with 26 goals and 45 points.
Richmond was taken with the first pick in the second round (No. 31 overall). The two-way threat totaled three goals and 19 assists last season and was just the seventh American taken in the draft.
Richmond and Tambellini are two of the nine players on the current roster with their rights owned by NHL clubs. Michigan has had at least two players selected in 16 of the past 17 drafts.
Blue takes fourth in Directors’ Cup
Michigan finished fourth in the final National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Directors Cup standings. The Directors’ Cup is an award that compiles each school’s overall athletic performance by giving points to all of a school’s teams based on their position at the end of the season.
1. Stanford 1420.5
2. Texas 1094
3. Ohio State 1074.8
4. MICHIGAN 1034.3
5. Penn State 993
6. UCLA 943.75
7. Florida 935.75
8. North Carolina 933.5
9. California 884.75
10. Arizona State 860.75