The United States Hockey League Green Bay Gamblers have drafted Vernon Vipers forward Brett Stapley 72nd overall in Round 5 of the 2017 USHL Phase 2 Draft.
Stapley is reported to return to Vernon for a third season. In 101 games with the Vipers Stapley has collected (20-goals-42-assists-62-points).
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Gamblers Complete Draft
Green Bay (May 2, 2017) – The Green Bay Gamblers selected five defensemen, eleven forwards and two goaltenders in phase two of the USHL Draft on Tuesday.
With the 12th overall pick, the Gamblers selected defenseman Andy Carroll. A product of the Aberdeen Wings in the NAHL, the Minnesota State recruit appeared in 55 games last season netting 40 points (6 goals, 34 assists).
On the blue line the Gamblers also selected Ryan Verrier (Salisbury PS Crimson Knights), Carver Watson (Chilliwack Chiefs), Michael Underwood (Aston Rebels) and Samuel Kemppainen (Karpat Oulu B).
Up front the Gamblers selected Bobby Dow (Kemptville 73’s), Brett Stapley (Vernon Vipers), Paul Maust (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights), Jackson Pierson (Culver Academy Eagles Prep), Jesse Jacques (Hermantown HS Hawks), Gabe Temple (Detroit Victory Honda 16U), Charles Levesque (Hawkesbury Hawks), John Mittelstadt (Eden Prairie Eagles 14UAA), Kyler Head (New Jersey Titans), Rory Anderson (Calumet HS Copper Kings) and Jackson Sterrett (Skipjacks HC 18U).
Between the pipes, the Gamblers picked Ryan Ullan (USA U17) and Juraj Sklenar (Nitra Jr.).
The players selected in phase one and two of the draft, returning players, and free agents will be in Green Bay June 11 – 15 for the Gamblers Main Try-out Camp at the Resch Center. Stay tuned to gamblershockey.com for more information on the Gamblers Main Camp.