June 28, 2014
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- University of Michigan ice hockey sophomore goaltender Zach Nagelvoort (Holland, Mich.) became the second Wolverine selected in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, going 111th overall to the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday (June 28) at Wells Fargo Center, home of the Philadelphia Flyers.
In April, Nagelvoort was ranked 20th among North American goaltenders by the NHL's Central Scouting Service after a strong freshman campaign with the Wolverines in 2013-14. A four-time Big Ten weekly award winner, Nagelvoort excelled in his first season in net for the Wolverines. In 24 games, Nagelvoort went 11-9-3 with a 2.20 goals-against average (15th, NCAA) and a .929 save percentage (6th, NCAA). His save percentage was second to Shawn Hunwick's .932 mark in 2011-12 on the school single-season record list. In his postseason debut, Nagelvoort set a new school single-game record with 63 saves, breaking Robbie Moore's previous record of 61 saves set on Feb. 17, 1973, against Minnesota.
Nagelvoort is the grandson of Dr. Paul W. Gikas, U-M professor emeritus of pathology and a former faculty representative (1982-88) for the U-M Athletic Department. He shared the Deker Club Award for Rookie of the Year with JT Compher (Northbrook, Ill.).
Nagelvoort is the first Michigan goaltender to be selected in the NHL Draft since Billy Sauer was selected 201st overall in the 2006 NHL Draft by the Colorado Avalanche. He is the sixth U-M player or commit to be selected by the Edmonton Oilers.
Michigan Commits/Players Drafted by Edmonton Oilers
1999 Mike Comrie (3rd round, 91st overall)
2002 Dwight Helminen (8th round, 244th overall)
2003 David Rohlfs* (5th round, 154th overall)
2005 Andrew Cogliano* (1st round, 25th overall)
2014 Zach Nagelvoort (4th round, 111th overall)
* Drafted before starting freshman year at Michigan
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