For the second time ever, a UMD hockey recruit has been drafted in the first round.
This time, it's Camrose defenseman Dylan Olsen, who was selected mere moments ago by the Chicago Blackhawks.
The 28th overall pick signed with UMD recently, and is part of the 2009 freshman class. Despite Pierre McGuire's unprofessional assertion on TSN, Olsen is expected to play college hockey, and not follow the McGuire Preferred Path to Hockey Greatness, which involves major junior and only major junior.
You know, I'm mad at Chuck Fletcher for passing on Jordan Schroeder, but I'm really glad the Wild didn't hire that jerk (McGuire) to be their general manager.
Congratulations to Olsen, who should be a stalwart on UMD's blue line for a year or two before joining the Blackhawks.
Unless that bald-headed slimeball gets his way.