Four alumni from Duluth East High School and one current Greyhound were selected in the 2019 USHL drafts this week.
Forward Logan Anderson, who just completed his junior year, was the only Greyhound with eligibility remaining to be drafted. He went Tuesday in the 11th round of the entry draft, No. 162 overall, to the Des Moines Buccaneers.
Anderson was one of four Greyhounds taken by Des Moines, where Cloquet native and former Minnesota Wilderness coach Corey Millen is now an assistant. Forward Austin Jouppi (Class of 2018) went in the second round, No. 22 overall; forward Garrett Worth (2018) went in the third round, No. 41 overall; and defenseman Hunter Paine (2019) went in the seventh round, No. 102 overall.
Forward Ricky Lyle (2019) was drafted by the Madison Capitals in the fifth round, No. 74 overall.
Outgoing Greenway senior Donte Lawson was drafted by the Tri-City Storm in the 14th round, No. 203 overall.
Three from Grand Rapids were taken this week, most notably former Thunderhawks goaltender Zach Stejskal, who went in the first round to the Youngstown Phantoms, 10th overall. Stejskal signed a National Letter of Intent back in November to play for Minnesota Duluth in 2019-20, but Bulldogs coach Scott Sandelin said at the close of the 2018-19 season there were academic issues that could hold Stejskal back.
Two 15-year-olds from Grand Rapids were taken Monday during the USHL's futures draft. Defenseman Jack Peart went in the first round, seventh overall, to the Fargo Force and forward Joseph DelGreco was taken in the third round, No. 44 overall, by the Waterloo Blackhawks.