Forward Taken in 5th Round of NHL Draft
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Ralston, NE –Lancers forward Noah Cates became the latest active Lancer to hear his name called at the NHL Draft on Saturday as the Philadelphia Flyers took the Stillwater, MN native with the 137th pick in the 2017 NHL Draft Saturday afternoon.
“I’m very honored to be selected by such a great organization as the Philadelphia Flyers,” said Cates on Saturday afternoon. “I’m excited to get a chance to take the next step in my hockey career, starting with Omaha next season!”
Cates, a Lancers affiliate during the 2016-17 season, finished his high school career with the Stillwater Ponies (MN) recording 65 points in 25 games. After the high school season the forward joined the Lancers for 11 games, netting seven points (2g, 5a). Cate also played two games with the Lancers at the end of the 2015-16 season, scoring once.
The Minnesota-Duluth commit is expected to report to Omaha for the 2017-18 season.
In addition to Cates former Lancer Jacob Bryson (4th round, 99th overall) was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres, and Nick Perbix, Omaha’s first round pick in the 2017 Phase II USHL Draft, was selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 6th round (169th overall).
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