Connor Hurley

Connor Hurley

Local Sports Journal

Muskegon Lumberjack forward Connor Hurley became the highest draft pick in the history of the Jacks’ franchise on Sunday when he was selected by the National Hockey League’s Buffalo Sabres.

Hurley was chosen in the second round, 38th overall.

Hurley is a 6-foot-1 native of Eagan, Minn. and is the youngest player drafted so far with a Sept. 8, 1995 birthdate.

Defenseman Michael Brodzinski was selected 141st overall by the San Jose Sharks in the fifth round.

The Colorado Avalanche picked Muskegon’s 6-foot-6 defenseman Ben Storm 153rd overall in the sixth round.