Wilderness Draft Near And Far for 2019-20 Season

CLOQUET, MN   – The North American Hockey League hosted its official NAHL Draft for the 2019-20 season on Tuesday, June 4th at 1pm.

252 players were in the mix for the draft this year and the Wilderness took 13 picks, ranging in all positions.

Here are the 13 draft picks the Wilderness selected:

Netminder:
Grant Adams | Goaltender | Culver Military Academy Prep | Pick 10

Forward:
Nathan Adrian | Forward | Winnipeg Blues|  Pick 25
Alec Cokley | Forward | lin Flon Bombers / SJHL | Pick 84
Drew Vieten | Forward | Los Angeles Jr. Kings U18 / T1EHL U18 | Pick 93
Benjamin Biester | Forward | Anaheim Jr. Ducks 18U / T1EHL U18 | Pick 134
Mitchell Allard | Forward | Victory Honda U18 / T1EHL U18 | Pick 140
Garrett Worth | Forward | West Kelowna Warriors / BCHL | Pick 192
Connor Bennett | Forward | Providence Catholic High / USHS-IL | Pick 218
Mathew Falls | Forward | Toronto Jr. Canadiens / OJHL | Pick 244

Defense:
Mate Seregely | Defense | MAC U20 / EBYSL | Pick 88
Billy Bronson | Defense | Chaska High / USHS-MN | Pick 101
Dane Stoyanoff | Defense | Cloquet High / USHS-MN | Pick 114
Brendan Sloth | Defense | Anoka High / USHS-MN | Pick 166

“We are extremely excited about the new crop of players coming into the Wilderness organization. It has been the most players we have been able to draft in recent seasons, and we wanted to make sure each pick brought something to the table,” said Head Coach Dave Boitz

“Our coaching staff put in countless hours of scouting, researching, and analyzing this spring, making it possible for us to select a diverse group of players from all over the map. We are ready to head into our main camp and see these guys work together,”  continued Coach Boitz

The Minnesota Wilderness is a Tier II Junior Hockey Team in the National American Hockey League (NAHL), based in Cloquet, Mn.