June 27, 2014
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- University of Michigan ice hockey incoming freshman Dylan Larkin (Waterford, Mich.) became the 18th player in program history selected in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft, going 15th overall to the Detroit Red Wings on Friday (June 27) at Wells Fargo Center, home of the Philadelphia Flyers.
Larkin was ranked 17th among North American skaters by the NHL's Central Scouting Service after a standout season with the United States National Team Development Program in 2013-14. A 6-foot, 192-pound forward, Larkin appeared in 60 games for the USNTDP Under-18 team and finished fourth on the team in scoring with 56 points (31 goals, 25 assists) in 60 games.
In April, he helped the United States earn gold at the 2014 IIHF Under-18 World Championship in Finland, recording four points (two goals, two assists) in six games. Larkin had 27 points (13 goals, 14 assists) in 55 games with the Under-17 team in 2012-13 and played in the Belle Tire Midget Minor (Mich.) program before joining the USNTDP.
Larkin is the first Michigan player or commit to be taken in the first round of the NHL Draft since Winnipeg selected Jacob Trouba with the ninth overall pick in 2012. Larkin is the 10th highest pick in U-M history and the sixth U-M player or commit to be selected by the Red Wings.
The 2014 NHL Entry Draft will continue on Saturday (June 28) with rounds 2-7, beginning at 10 a.m. All six remaining rounds will air live on the NHL Network.
Michigan First-Round NHL Draft Selections
Year Name, Team (Overall Pick No.)
1976 David Shand, ATL (8th)
1987 Bryan Deasley, CGY (19th)
1991 Aaron Ward, WIN (5th)
1992 Ryan Sittler*, PHI (7th)
1994 Jason Botterill, DAL (20th)
1998 Mike Van Ryn, NJ (26th)
1999 Jeff Jillson, SJ (14th)
2001 Mike Komisarek, MTL (7th)
2002 Eric Nystrom, CGY (10th)
2003 Jeff Tambellini, LA (27th)
2004 Al Montoya, NYR (6th)
2005 Jack Johnson*, CAR (3rd)
2005 Andrew Cogliano*, EDM (25th)
2006 Mark Mitera, ANA (19th)
2006 Chris Summers*, PHO (29th)
2007 Max Pacioretty*, MTL (22nd)
2012 Jacob Trouba*, WPG (9th)
2014 Dylan Larkin, DET (15th)
Michigan Commits/Players Drafted By Detroit Red Wings
1982 Greg Hudas* (7th round, 128th overall)
1988 Don Stone (12th round, 248th overall)
1991 Mike Knuble* (4th round, 76th overall)
1993 Kevin Hilton (3rd round, 74th overall)
2014 Dylan Larkin* (1st round, 15th overall)
* Drafted before starting freshman year at Michigan
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