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Saturday, 25 June 2011 16:34

Three Broncos selected in NHL draft

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As many people suspected, Adam Lowry, Reece Scarlett and Richard Nedomlel of the Swift Current Broncos were taken by three different teams in the 2011 NHL Draft Saturday.

Lowry, a six-foot-four, 184-pound forward, was the first Bronco to be picked when the Winnipeg Jets selected him 67th overall. Lowry, who is heading into his third season with the Broncos scored 18 goals and recorded 27 assists in Swift Current last season and was the Eastern Conference's nominee for scholastic player of the year, an award he won in 2010.

Scarlett was forced to wait three more rounds before the New Jersey Devils selected him 159th overall. The six-foot-two, 202-pound defenceman recorded 24 points in his second full season in Swift Current. Despite posting a -37 plus/minus rating, Scarlett logged a lot of ice time, especially on the Broncos penalty killing unit last season. The Sherwood Park, Alta., native spent a lot of time killing penalties for Team Canada at the 2011 World Under-18 Championship this spring as well.

Nedomlel was taken 16 picks after Scarlett (175th overall) by the Detroit Red Wings. The six-foot-four, 202-pound Czech recorded 10 assists in his first WHL season. 

Read the June 30 edition of the Prairie Post for the reaction of these Broncos to being drafted by NHL teams.

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