FELDY: So, of course, an hour after our print edition goes to press, with my list of 16 guys from Rochester who have been drafted by NHL teams, I receive a complete list of all Minnesota players who have been selected in the draft.
Turns out I missed three guys from Rochester in my initial list, so there have actually been 19 players from here who have been drafted.
The three I missed (and my apologies go out to): Ethan Philpott, Ross Johnson of Mayo and Doug Wieck of Mayo. Shame on me for missing Wieck, who I interviewed for a story when his nephews -- Joe and Connor Faupel -- were playing for Century's state tournament team in 2009.
If you pick up our print edition today, you'll see short bios on the other 16 guys from Rochester who have been drafted by NHL teams. Keep reading for short bios for Johnson, Philpott and Wieck. I'll get those into Saturday's paper, along with our other draft coverage.
Drafted by: Minnesota North Starts (1985, round 8, No. 153 overall).
Notes: Johnson was selected in the 1985 draft by the home-state North Stars after his high school career at Mayo. He played one season of college hockey at Minnesota-Duluth, followed by three seasons at North Dakota. He played in 90 career college games, compiling 28 points.
Drafted by: New York Islanders (1984, round 4, No. 70 overall).
Notes: The forward played on Mayo's 1982 state tournament team and two seasons at Colorado College (1984-86) after being drafted. WIeck also played for the Portland WInterHawks of the WHL and the Virginia Lancers of the ACHL.
Drafted by: Buffalo Sabres (1993, round 3, No. 64 overall)
Notes: Born in Rochester, Philpott played high school hockey at Phillips Academy in Massachusetts. Had a 61-point season for Des Moines of the USHL in 1994-95. He played three years of college hockey at Harvard and played three seasons of minor league hockey.
Now that I've added the three guys listed above, here's the list of 19 guys from Rochester to be drafted. If I'm still missing anyone, please let me know:
* Mark Stuart
* Doug Zmolek
* -- first round pick