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Three Black Hawks selected on final day of draft

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Three Waterloo Black Hawks heard their names called on day two of the NHL draft. The selections came a day after forward Shane Bowers became the third skater in team history to go in the first round when he was selected by Ottawa.

The Winnipeg Jets used a second round pick to take defenseman Dylan Samberg. Samberg was a late addition to the Black Hawks in 2017 playing in six regular season contests as well as the team's eight playoff games. He recorded two goals and three assists in those 14 appearances.

Defenseman Mikey Anderson got the call from Los Angeles in the fourth round.

“In my mind, Mikey was the top defenseman in the USHL this season,” said Waterloo Black Hawks Head Coach P.K. O’Handley.  “He does so many things which are not measured statistically, because he has special instincts, which always seem to put him in the right position to make a play."

Anderson finished second in the USHL last season with a +29 mark in the goal differential category. Last season Anderson tallied 34 points, including 29 assists in 54 appearances.

Nick Swaney rounded out the day two hat trick when the Minnesota Wild selected him in the seventh round. 

“I speak for the entire organization in saying that I am so happy for Nick,” said Waterloo Black Hawks Head Coach P.K. O’Handley.  “He was a remarkable scorer when he first arrived as an affiliate.  His goals have been big for us, but I am proudest to have watched Nick grow into a leader and our captain last year.”

Swaney scored 66 goals in two seasons, ranking him number five on Waterloo's all-time junior hockey list. He'll move to the college ranks next season at Minnesota-Duluth.

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