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Three Dubuque Fighting Saints picked at NHL Draft

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Three Fighting Saints players were selected on day two of the NHL Draft in Chicago.

Team captain, Cole Guttman was picked by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the sixth round, 180th overall. During the season in Dubuque, he made 54 points, and ranked third in team scoring.

“I’m really excited. I’ve heard all great things about Tampa Bay. They play my style of game and are a great organization. There’s a lot of hard work yet to come,“ said Guttman. “Dubuque helped me develop a lot. Last year we had an awesome group of guys and a wonderful coaching staff and I think that was huge for my development heading into the draft.”

Finnish forward, Santeri Virtanen, an affiliate player who spent time with the Fighting Saints during the 2016 preseason schedule, was selected by the Winnipeg Jets in the 4th round, 105th overall.

In the 4th round, Bryce Misley was selected by the Minnesota Wild, 116th overall. 

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