ANNOUNCEMENT - June 30, 2010 - Park City, Utah
Two athletes who train extensively with Athletic Republic
and ten members of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program's Under-18 National Team train with Athletic Republic were selected in last weekend's NHL Draft
, the industry leader in science-based performance athletic training announced today.
The draft was one of the best in history for Americans, with a record 11 U.S. players selected in the first round. Overall, 59 Americans were chosen in the seven-round event. Players from 16 different states were selected, including athletes from warm-weather climates in California and Florida.
Patrick McNally, of Long Island, New York has worked with the trainers at Athletic Republic at The Rinx for more than two years and was selected in the fourth round (115th overall) by the Vancouver Canucks. McNally is national prep school defenseman of the year in 2010 for Milton Academy and plans to attend Harvard University in the fall.
The Florida Panthers selected Athletic Republic devotee and defenseman R.J. Boyd with the 182nd overall pick (7th round). Boyd, of Punta Gorda, Florida, trains at the recently-opened Athletic Republic-Germain Arena facility and became the first hockey player born in Florida to be drafted by one of Florida's two NHL teams. Boyd plans to attend Sacred Heart University in Milford, Connecticut on a hockey scholarship this fall.
Both McNally and Boyd will attend their respective teams' prospect camps next week before returning home.
The 10 USNDTP U-18 players selected are as follows: Bill Arnold, Jack Campbell, Justin Faulk, Derek Forbert, Stephen Johns, Jonathon Merrill, Luke Moffatt, Bryan Rust, Jarred Tinordi and Bryan Rust.