Cole Martin who's a native of Arlington, Texas was selected in the 4th Round of the USHL Futures Draft (50th overall) by the Lincoln Stars that took place this morning. He's currently been playing for Team Illinois in the Tier 1 Midget Minor League which is part of some of the best Youth Hockey Leagues in the country.
The defensemen tends to be a stay-at-home defensemen who had 16 points in 38 games played last season for a team that finished 3rd in their division with a 19-12-7 record in the Chicago Division of the Tier 1 U16 League. He's not afraid to take penalties as he uses his physical presence to good use weighing in at 6'0" 165 with 36 penalty minutes throughout the season. His only goal of the season came in a 3-3 tie against the PF Changs Team back in December.
Look for more info on him soon as I look to get more info on him. And as tomorrow's Entry Draft goes on tomorrow as more Southwest Based Players will have their fates determined as they hope to make an impact in the USHL over the next few years as they hope to play in the NCAA and possibility in the pros in the future.
Player Profile from Pointstreak: www.pointstreak.com/players/playerpage.html?playerid=3115550&seasonid=4364
Team Illinois Website: http://www.tihockey.com/
In addition to Cole Martin, here's a look at the rest of the players that Lincoln took this morning in today's Futures Draft. Just remember, most of these players are not ready to play Juniors, they will be put on an Affiliate list so they can be tracked throughout the course of next season and will be brought up when the team feels their ready to play in the USHL.
Round 1 (11th Overall): C, Luke Johnson 5'9" 149 Grand Forks, ND GF Central (ND-HS) 9/19/94
Round 2 (20th Overall) D, Zach Frye 6'0: 175 Spokane, Wash. Missoula (NoPAC) 3/25/94
Round 3 (41st Overall) C, Bradley Hawkinson 5'10" 169, Littleton, CO Thunderbirds (Tier 1 MIN) 9/4/94
Round 4 (50th Overall) D, Cole Martin 5'11" 160 Arlington, TX Team Illinois (Tier 1 MIN) 3/15/94
Round 5 (71st Overall) F, Max Coatta NA NA Minnetonka, Minn, Minnetonka (MN-HS) 4/22/94
Round 6 (80th Overall) D, Dylan Blujus 6'2" 193 Regals (TI MAJ), 1/22/94
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