CJHL PLAYER SELECTED IN ROUND ONE OF NHL ENTRY DRAFT
Friday, June 26, 2009CJHL Player Selected in Round One of 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Camrose Kodiaks defenceman Dylan Olsen was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft on Friday. The Blackhawks selected Olsen 28th overall.
Olsen is the first Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) player to be selected in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Dylan Olsen was the highest-rated Junior A player in NHL Central Scouting's Final Rankings in April, ranked at 27th spot.
Olsen becomes the first ever defenceman from the Alberta Junior Hockey League to be selected in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft. Forward Joe Colborne of the Camrose Kodiaks was selected in the first round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and became the highest drafted AJHL player in League history as the 16th overall selection of the Boston Bruins. Forward Brent Sutter formerly held the honour when he was drafted in the first round, 17th overall, by the New York Islanders in 1980.
In 53 games with the Camrose Kodiaks, Dylan recorded 10 goals and 29 points along with 123 penalty minutes. He has committed to play next season at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
Dylan has enjoyed an eventful season, representing the Kodiaks and Canada at all levels. Dylan was a member of Team Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge in Camrose, AB that earned a Silver medal in November. He was also named to the CJHL Prospects Game in Summerside, PEI in December, and participated in the 2009 AJHL All Star Game in Calgary, Ab in January 2009. Olsen also had the honour of representing Canada as a member of the Canada's National Men's Under-18 Team at the 2009 IIHF World Under-18 Championship this Spring, and was recently invited to attend Canada's National Junior Team Development Camp in August 2009.
Rounds Two trough Seven of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft are slated for Saturday at the Bell Centre in Montreal.
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