Muskegon Lumberjacks add eight prospects through USHL Phase One Draft

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The Muskegon Lumberjacks added eight new prospects to the affiliate list following in the 2013 USHL Phase One Draft on Monday night.

The Lumberjacks used their first pick in the Phase One Draft (seventh overall) to pick forward Grant Jozefek out of Medham High School in New Jersey. The Jacks acquired the pick after a trade with the Omaha. Jozefek, the Chester, New Jersey product, became the first freshman in the state to score more than100 points in a single season as he finished this past year with 103 points (51 goals and 52 assists) and was the first New Jersey high school product in 13 years to reach the milestone.

The eighth overall pick also belonged to Muskegon, which used it earlier in the 2012-13 season to sign Compuware defenseman Chaz Switzer to a three-year tender. He will be eligible to play for the Lumberjacks next season.

Muskegon did not have a pick in the second round.

In the third round, the Lumberjacks acquired forward Jacob Coleman out of Moon Township, Pa. with the 38th overall pick. Coleman spent last season with the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite Minor Midget team totaling 47 points (17 goals and 30 assists) in 44 games played.

Prior to playing for the Penguins, Coleman played for the Pittsburgh Hornets Major Bantam Team accumulating 20 points (7 goals and 13 assists) in 27 games played.

In the fourth round, Muskegon chose defenseman Cameron Lee out of Ferguson’s Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada with the 53rd overall pick.

The Lumberjacks selected goaltender Callum Booth out of Montreal in the fifth round (63rd overall). The Jacks acquired that pick from Des Moines Buccaneers in another trade. Cullum recently completed his sophomore season at Salisbury High School in NH, where he helped lead the Knights to their third NEPSHIA Division One Championship in the past eight seasons.

Callum tallied 1,012 minutes with Salisbury this past season with a 2.08 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage.

Muskegon had a second fifth-round pick (68th overall) and selected Canadian talent Gabriel Fontaine out of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. In 37 games played with the Magog Cantonniers Midget AAA team, Fontaine, a forward, recorded 10 goals and 21 assists.

The Lumberjacks selected another winger in the sixth round (83rd overall) with forward Owen Green out of Williamsville, N.Y. Green spent the 2012-13 season with the Buffalo Junior Sabers Tier I Midget Minor team totaling 21 points (5 goals and 16 assists) in 43 games played.

In the seventh round, Muskegon selected forward Collin Peters out of Sheboygan, Wis. In his first two seasons with the Sheboygan Red Raiders, Peters registered 88 points (53 goals and 35 assists) in 50 games played.

The Lumberjacks would use their final pick of the Phase One Draft in the eighth round (113th overall) to draft forward Ty Byce-Pelton from Verona, Wis. During the 2011-12 season, Pelton-Byce registered 41 points (20 goals and 21 assists) in 24 games played.

Phase Two of the 2013 USHL Draft will take place at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

 

 

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