Defenseman Michael Vorlicky played a handful of games for the Madison Capitols this season and found himself as the lone Capitols player listed on the final NHL Central Scouting Rankings ahead of the 2019 NHL Draft.
Vorlicky appeared in six games for the Capitols and registered a trio of assists with all three coming in his first four games in the USHL. The Edina, Min. native captained Edina High this season, racking up 22 points (4-18-22) in 24 games played. He also appeared in 19 games for Team Southwest (Upper Midwest High School Elite League Hockey) where he recorded 13 points (6-7-13).
The University of Wisconsin commit was ranked #203 among North American Skaters in the final rankings. Vorlicky was ranked #199 in McKeen’s Hockey Draft Guide ahead of the 2018 NHL Draft.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING:
“Mike is a good two-way defenseman who has the ability to impact the game because of his skating. He’s got the ability to beat the first forechecker, open other guys up and make a good first pass on the tape He’s got a great hockey IQ, he has the ability to read the play to get himself in the right position both defensively and offensively to make the right play. Mike is an even better person and teammate, he’s someone you’d want in your locker room and on your team, who made a big impact in the short time we had him.”
– Garrett Suter, Madison Capitols General Manager and Head Coach
BY THE NUMBERS:
134 – Highest total pick a Madison player has been selected at (2017, Cole Hults)
8 – Madison Capitols taken all-time in the NHL Draft
7 – Amount of NHL teams that have drafted Capitols
2 – Most Capitols taken in one Draft (1989, 1988, 1987)
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Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 17th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2018-19. The USHL had a record 45 players selected at the 2018 NHL Draft, more than any junior league in the world, and more than 400 players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.
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