The New Jersey Titans are preparing for the club’s second NAHL Entry Draft under head coach and general manager Craig Doremus’ staff on Tuesday, June 6th.
The Titans are coming off a sold 2016-17 season after making it to the East Division Finals, eventually losing to the Aston Rebels in five games.
Doremus and his team of coaches and scouts have already hit the ground running as they prepare to embark on the 2017-18 NAHL season, the third overall in Titans’ history. New Jersey’s coaching and scouting staff have watched hundreds of players and attend numerous camps and showcases in order to select the best players possible for their upcoming campaign.
“The NAHL Draft is an exciting time for our entire organization. Our staff has been busy at work for months in preparation of the draft. It is an important time for us to continue to build our club into a Robertson Cup championship caliber team. We were very happy with our draft class from last year and look forward to bringing in another talented crop of players. We can’t wait to get to draft day on Tuesday afternoon, said Doremus
The Titans enjoyed stellar play all season long from multiple draft picks last year. Spencer Stanley, the team’s 16th overall pick in Round 1, played in 53 games for New Jersey and tallied five points.
In the fifth-round last year, the Titans went after forward Dan Eruzione, 112th overall, and what a steal he was. The Winthrop, Mass. Native led the club in scoring with 56 points and chipped in with two assists in the postseason.
Ryan Wheeler, a seventh-round pick, led the entire defensive core with 34 points.
Nick Boyagian and Jordan Kaplan, late round draft picks as well, each contributed to the Titans offense and both were rewarded with college commitments to Sacred Heart University.
“As a staff we believe we have done a great job identifying potential draft picks for our club. Last season our picks proved to be impact players for us and we are looking to continue that trend. Draft day is always an exciting time in Middletown and we are very excited for draft day,” Director of Scouting, Ryan Cruthers said.
The 2017 NAHL Entry Draft will take place on Tuesday, June 6th at 1:00 p.m. (central). The draft will be live on nahldraft.com and will be broadcast live on hockeytv.com.