The New York Islanders select defenseman Benjamin Mirageas with the #77 overall pick. Mirageas, another defenseman, was traded from the Bloomington Thunder to the Chicago Steel, where he struggled initially but found his form in the post-season, helping the Steel win the USHL championship while posting 10 assists in 14 games.
Mirageas will join Providence College next season.
Benjamin Mirageas stats
|2013-2014||Newburyport High Varsity||USHS||-||7||11||18||-|
|Avon Old Farms School||USHS||24||1||6||7||-|
|Springfield Rifles U16||MHSL U16||13||3||3||6||2|
|Avon Old Farms School||USHS||24||6||16||22||-|
|Neponset Valley River Rats U18||MHSL U18||12||1||6||7||6|
|USA U18||Hlinka Memorial||4||0||0||0||2|
(Credit to Elite Prospects for the season by season data)
Picking Mirageas in the third round is somewhat off the board, as he is seen as a long-term project. However, Mirageas’ strong post-season increased his draft stock. It’ll be a while before Mirageas is in the blue and orange, but he’ll continue to develop in the NCAA.
This story is developing.