High-scoring Michigan winger Phil Di Giuseppe taken in second round of 2012 NHL draft
Three more players with Michigan hockey ties heard their names called this weekend at the 2012 NHL draft.
The most notable player, rising sophomore wing Phil Di Giuseppe, was taken 38th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes.
As a freshman last season, Di Giuseppe posted 11 goals and 15 assists in 40 games. He ranked second on the team, amongst rookies, in all three scoring areas and finished the season as an honorable mention member of the CCHA All-Rookie Team.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound forward was named the CCHA Rookie of the Month for October.
Di Giuseppe was the second Michigan player to come off the board, after incoming freshman Jacob Trouba was taken by the Winnipeg Jets with the ninth overall pick Friday.
Also, incoming freshman forward Boo Nieves was a second-round pick of the New York Rangers over the weekend, going 59th overall. Fellow incoming freshman defenseman Connor Carrick rounded out the Wolverines selections, going in the fifth round to the Washington Capitals.