Thursday, June 9, 2016

Force Select Tufto 7th In USHL Draft:

This is posted on the Force website:

USHL Draft: Phase 2 Results


By Staff

The Fargo Force selected forward Peter Tufto with the seventh pick overall, along with eleven other forwards and nine defensemen in Phase 2 of the 2016 USHL Draft on Tuesday for a total of 21 draft picks. The coaching staff also selected local Fargo player, Cody Haiskanen, who played with Davies High School and graduated in 2015. He played last season with the Portage Terriors in the MJHL. Local Moorhead player, Isaac Howe, was also selected. He played last season with the Moorhead Bantam AA.

Peter Tufto, the first pick for Fargo, is a forward out of Chaska, MN. Tufto played last season with the Vernon Vipers in the BCHL where he posted 65 points in 57 games, tallying 25 goals and adding 40 assists. Prior to starting his junior hockey career, he played with St. Thomas Academy High School in Minnesota where he suited up in 71 regular season games over three seasons. Across those three years, he amassed 120 points, scoring 47 goals and notching 73 assists. He is committed to Quinnipiac University following his junior hockey career.

“Today’s Phase 2 of the USHL Draft is extremely important in building next year’s team,” said head coach Cary Eades. “With how hard it is to score in today’s game, we went after proven goal scorers with our early picks and then filled in other needs with some versatile defensemen and aggressive players. Look for a bunch of these guys to wear the black and blue next season, while others can be placed on our affiliate list where they can develop elsewhere next season for future Force teams.”

For Phase 2, USHL teams selected players from multiple birth years (1996-2000) looking to fill their protected lists with players who will compete for roster spots for the 2016-17 season.  Phase 2 continued until all USHL teams had secured 45 players on their Initial Protected List.  That list includes affiliate players from the 2015-16 season, players selected in Phase 1, and players signed to a tender.

Click here for a full list of Phase 2 picks.

Being drafted doesn’t guarantee a spot on the tpeam as all players selected will be invited to the Fargo Force tryout camp in June in Fargo to compete for a spot on the 23-man roster for the 2016-17 season.

For more information regarding the draft, please visit the official Fargo Force and USHL websites.

1 comment:

Brian said...

Heads up that per his Twitter account, Tufto is going to Fargo for 2016-17: