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NHL Draft 2017: New York Islanders select Benjamin Mirageas with #77 overall pick

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Benjamin Mirageas, a defenseman with the USHL’s Chicago Steel, had a breakout post-season.

Ben Mirageas at the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game
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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

Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
2013-2014 Newburyport High Varsity USHS - 7 11 18 -
2014-2015 Team Orange USA-S15 5 0 1 1 -
Avon Old Farms School USHS 24 1 6 7 -
Springfield Rifles U16 MHSL U16 13 3 3 6 2
2015-2016 Team Royal USA-S16 5 0 1 1 2
Avon Old Farms School USHS 24 6 16 22 -
Neponset Valley River Rats U18 MHSL U18 12 1 6 7 6
Bloomington Thunder USHL 4 0 0 0 4
2016-2017 Team Orange USA-S17 5 2 0 2 -
Bloomington Thunder USHL 45 1 9 10 18
Chicago Steel USHL 14 1 8 9 4
USA U18 Hlinka Memorial 4 0 0 0 2
2018-2019 Providence College NCAA - - - - -

(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.