Fort Wayne’s Siebenaler Likely To Be Picked In NHL Draft

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The NHL Draft is set for Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia and Fort Wayne native Blake Siebenaler will be in the City of Brotherly Love listening to hear his name called.
The 18-year old defenseman is projected as a second-to-fourth round draft pick. The NHL’s Central Scouting Service has Siebenaler ranked as the 55th-best North American skater in the draft, while the Red Line Report – an independent service – ranks him 71st.
At 6-foot-1, 190 pounds, Siebenaler has the size and skating ability that NHL teams covet. He played his freshman season at Carroll high school, leading the Chargers in scoring en route to a 4A state championship. At the age of 15 Siebenaler left home to pursue his hockey dream, playing midgets in Cleveland. The following season he was a hockey nomad, playing for a midget team in Michigan, the Indy Ice, and the U.S. Under U17 national team. This past season Siebenaler played in the prospect-laden OHL, tallying 30 points in 68 games for the Niagra Ice Dogs.


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