6 more CJHLers selected on Day 2 of NHL Draft

2 defencemen and 4 forwards chosen by NHL clubs Saturday

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Cale Makar

A day after Canadian Junior Hockey League Top Defenceman and Most Valuable Player Cale Makar (Brooks Bandits, AJHL) was chosen in the first round, fourth overall, by the Colorado Avalanche six more CJHLers heard their names called Saturday during Day 2 of the National Hockey League Draft held at the United Center in Chicago, Ill.

Leading the CJHL list on Day 2 was defenceman Ian Mitchell (Spruce Grove Saints, AJHL) who was chosen in the second round, 57th overall, by the Chicago Blackhawks.

Round 3 saw the Arizona Coyotes select another blueliner in Cameron Crotty (Brockville Braves, CCHL) as he was tabbed 82nd overall.

Next to go was forward Bryce Misley (Oakville Blades, OJHL) and he was drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the fourth round, 116th overall.

He was followed by another forward in Parker Foo (Brooks Bandits, AJHL) as Chicago drafted him in the fifth round, 144th overall.

Four picks later the Columbus Blue Jackets used their fifth round selection, 148th overall, on another forward, in Kale Howarth (Trail Smoke Eaters, BCHL).

Then rounding out the list of CJHLers drafted was forward Nick Campoli (North York Rangers, OJHL), who was secured by the expansion Vegas Golden Knights in Round 6, 158th overall.

Makar, Mitchell, Crotty, Misley, Howarth and Campoli all competed in the CJHL Prospects Game this past January in Cornwall, Ont., while Foo joined Makar in helping Brooks capture Alberta Junior Hockey League and Western Canada Cup titles as well as a second place finish at the RBC Cup in Cobourg, Ont.

Also of note, Crotty and Misley were members of Team Canada East that mined a silver medal at the most recent World Junior A Challenge in Bonnyville, Alta.

Meanwhile Makar and Mitchell skated on defence for Canada West at the same event.

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