On Saturday, the National Hockey League held their 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Two Aberdeen Wings alumni were selected.
Former Wings goaltender Zach Nagelvoort was selected 111th overall in the 4th Round by the Edmonton Oilers.
Nagelvoort spent two seasons in the NAHL. During the 2011-2012 season, he spent time with the Kalamazoo Jr. Wings and the Traverse City North Stars. He played 18 games for the Soo Eagles before being traded to the Aberdeen Wings were he was 8-1-1 in 10 games with a 1.66 goals against average. The strong play earned him a Division I commitment to the University of Michigan Wolverines. Last season in college hockey, Nagelvoort was 11-9-3 with just a 2.20 goals against average and 93% save percentage.
Nagelvoort goes down in history now as the first Aberdeen Wings player to ever be drafted into the NHL in only 4 seasons of the Wings franchise. Former Wings defenseman Steven Johnson was also selected in the 4th Round by the Los Angeles Kings. The Wings are very proud of two former players being drafted into the NHL as well as helping 21 players make Division I commitments in just 4 seasons of play.