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June 27, 2011

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Three future members of the Ohio State men’s hockey program were selected in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft Saturday in St. Paul, Minn. In the sixth round, defenseman Sam Jardine was selected by Chicago at No. 169 and forward Max McCormick was drafted two spots later by Ottawa. The Senators added forward Ryan Dzingel in the seventh round at No. 204.

Jardine, McCormick and Dzingel were three of 61 current or future collegians drafted this year. It was the sixth-consecutive year more than 60 college players were drafted.

Jardine, from Lacombe, Alberta, played for the Camrose Kodiaks in the AJHL in 2010-11 and had six goals, 16 assists and 22 points in 50 games. He played for Team Canada West in the World Junior A Challenge and was named to Team West at the 2010 CJHL Prospects Game. He was a finalist for AJHL Rookie of the Year and earned a spot on the AJHL South Division All-Rookie Team. The Kodiaks played in the 2011 RBC Cup, with Jardine skating in all five games.

McCormick, a native of DePere, Wis., played for the Sioux City Musketeers (USHL) last season and had 21 goals, 21 assists and 42 points in the regular season, with a team-best 11 power-play goals and five game-winning tallies. He was one of just two USHL players to post at least 20 goals, 20 assists and 100 penalty minutes in the year. He was a USHL Midseason All-Star and won a gold medal at the World Junior A Challenge.

Wheaton, Ill., native Dzingel, played for the Lincoln Stars in 2010-11 and had 23 goals and 44 assists for a team-best 67 points in 54 regular-season games. He was fifth in the USHL in points and ranked fourth in assists. Dzingel was first on the Stars with a +19 rating and had seven power-play goals. He was named a USHL Midseason All-Star.

The trio joins Curtis Gedig (NJD) and Chris Crane (SJS) as draft picks on the current Buckeye roster.