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Seven players with Minnesota ties taken in NHL draft

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Thomas Novak has never been to the Music City and knows little about Nashville. But that did little to ease his excitement after the Nashville Predators selected Novak, of River Falls, Wis., in the third round of the NHL draft Sa...

SUNRISE, Fla. - Thomas Novak has never been to the Music City and knows little about Nashville.
But that did little to ease his excitement after the Nashville Predators selected Novak, of River Falls, Wis., in the third round of the NHL draft Saturday.
“I’ve heard it’s pretty fun down there,” Novak said of Nashville.
Novak was one of seven players with Minnesota ties selected in the NHL draft. Four future Gophers were selected, including Jack Sadek. He’s now on his way to Minnesota’s hockey hat trick.
He won a state championship with Lakeville North last winter, he’s set to play for the Gophers in the fall, and he was selected by the Wild in the seventh round Saturday.
Brock Boeser of Burnsville, Minn., was drafted No. 23 by Vancouver; Paul Bittner of Crookston, Minn., was drafted No. 38 by Columbus; Novak, born in St. Paul, was drafted No. 85 by Nashville; William Borgen of Moorhead, Minn., was drafted No. 92 by Buffalo; Ryan Zuhlsdorf of Edina, Minn., was drafted No. 150 by Tampa Bay; Jack Becker of Mahtomedi, Minn., was drafted No. 195 by Boston; and Sadek was drafted No. 204 by Minnesota.

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