More NHL Draftees

Lee Stempniak ’05 was taken in the 5th round today by the St. Louis Blues. Stempniak led the team with 49 points last season.

Also drafted in the ninth round was Tanner Glass, an incoming freshman forward who went to the Florida Panthers. And David Jones, a right winger who is being recruited for the ’08 class, went to the Colorado Avalanche, also in the ninth round..

Both Stempniak and Glass are still expected to play for Dartmouth next season along with fellow draftee Jessiman (1st round – NYR).

From ESPN.com’s analyisis – “Hugh Jessiman, RW. The big 6-4, 200-pound winger from Dartmouth made huge strides during his freshman year, but he still needs time to develop. Hopefully, the Rangers — not known for developing young players — will allow Jessiman to develop at the proper pace. If they do, there might be a time in the future when they don’t have to overpay for a top-end forward.”

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College Players/Recruits Drafted by Round

Dartmouth Draftees

Pre-Draft article on Jessiman

NYR Press Release on Jessiman

Valley News article on Jessiman