ABERDEEN, S.D. The Aberdeen Wings added ten new players to their roster following Tuesday’s NAHL Entry Draft.
Forward Will Arquiett became the Wings’ first pick of the draft, coming in the first round as the 23rd overall pick. Arquiett, who will head to Aberdeen from Brasher Falls, NY, was the first of four forwards picked by the Wings during the draft.
The Wings chose two more forwards for their second and third picks. First up was Jayden McCarthy, who hails from Morris, Manitoba, Canada, chosen in the second round as the 50th overall pick. He was followed by Tanner Daniels in the third round, the 77th overall pick, from Edinboro, PA.
The Wings’ fourth pick, and the draft’s 104th overall selection, was defenseman Dylan Thackeray, from White City, Saskatchewan, Canada.
A busy fifth round added three more players to the Wings’ roster. Defenseman Marshall Walker from Sheboygan, WI was the 104th overall pick. He was followed by fellow defenseman Devon Carlstrom, the 127th overall pick, who hails from Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Dominik Wasik, a goalie from Superior, CO, rounded out the fifth round as the 131st overall pick.
Michael Stevens, a forward from Massapequa, NY, was the Wings’ 158th overall pick in the sixth round. Another defenseman, William Gilson from Stamford, CT, was chosen as the 185th overall pick in the seventh round. A final defenseman, Ryne Mohrman from Mounds View, MN, was the 212th overall pick, and rounded out the Wings’ 2020-21 Entry Draft.
“As a staff, we feel like this was a very important draft with having to reload so many players that left for school,” Wings Head Coach Scott Langer said. “This draft was a very deep draft and we are happy with the results.”
The players will be joined by Payton Matsui, Aidan Curran and Liam Fraser, who were selected in May during the 2020-21 NAHL Supplemental Draft.