Question by John C: Highest a USHL player has gone in the NHL draft?
What ushl player has gone highest in the NHL draft?
Answer by Brian
Here’s a list of all USHL players to be drafted in the top 10:
Kyle Okposo went 7th overall to the Islanders in 2006.
Brian Lee went 9th overall to the Senators in 2005.
Blake Wheeler went 5th overall to the Coyotes in 2004.
Thomas Vanek went 5th overall to the Sabres in 2003.
Rusty Klesla went 4th overall to the Blue Jackets in 2000.
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