Five players from the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite organization were selected in the 2019 National Collegiate Development Conference (NCDC) Entry Draft. The NCDC is a junior hockey league that falls under the United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL) umbrella.
Milan Cermak, a forward who played on the 16U Pens Elite team in 2018-19 was selected by the Northern Cyclones, a team based in Hudson, New Hampshire. In 36 games last season, Milan recorded 7 goals and 6 assists and was a +14 on the 16U squad that won the USA Hockey National Championship.
Riley Cooley, a forward who played for the 18U team in 2018-19 was selected by the Rochester Monarchs. Last season, Riley scored 10 goals and 25 assists for a total of 35 points in 36 games with the 18U team.
Alex Raketich, a defenseman who played last season with the 18U team was also selected by the Rochester Monarchs. The blueliner played in 36 games and notched 7 points during the 2018-19 season.
Jackson Krock played forward for the 18U team in 2018-19 season and was selected by the South Shore Kings, a team based in Foxboro, Massachusetts. In 2018-19, Jackson recorded 8 goals and 33 assists for a total of 41 points in 36 games.
Dawson Sciarrino was also selected by the South Shore Kings in the draft. Playing for the 18U team during the 2018-19 season, Dawson tallied 15 goals and 17 assists for a total of 32 points in 35 games.
Congratulations to all five players on being selected!