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Spartans In The NHL Draft

A total of 70 current and former Spartans have been selected in the NHL's last 25 entry and supplemental drafts. Among those selections are the two highest collegians ever chosen, Joe Murphy, picked No. 1 overall by the Detroit Red Wings in 1986, and Craig Simpson, selected No. 2 in the first round of the 1985 proceedings by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Over the last 11 years, 11 Spartans have been chosen during the first two rounds of the NHL Entry Draft, including Mike Watt in the second round (32nd overall) in 1994 by the Edmonton Oilers. MSU has had six first-round selections in the last 13 years, including 1992-93 Spartan MVP Bryan Smolinski (21st overall/Boston).

Player Team Year Rd. Pick Mike York* New York Rangers 1997 6 136 Chris Bogas* Toronto Maple Leafs 1996 6 148 Steve Guolla Ottawa Senators 1994 # 3 Mike Watt Edmonton Oilers 1994 2 32 Tyler Harlton* St. Louis Blues 1994 4 94 Jon Gaskins* Edmonton Oilers 1994 5 110 Tony Tuzzolino Quebec Nordiques 1994 5 113 Kevin Harper St. Louis Blues 1994 10 250 Dean Sylvester San Jose Sharks 1993 # 2 Mike Buzak St. Louis Blues 1993 7 167 Anson Carter Quebec Nordiques 1992 10 220 Rem Murray Los Angeles Kings 1992 6 135 Michael Burkett Minnesota North Stars 1991 8 174 Brian Clifford Pittsburgh Penguins 1991 6 126 Scott Dean Chicago Blackhawks 1991 12 264 Kelly Harper Calgary Flames 1991 7 151 Steve Norton Boston Bruins 1991 10 216 Bart Turner Detroit Red Wings 1991 11 230 Steve Beadle Philadelphia Flyers 1990 # Mike Gilmore New York Rangers 1990 # Wes McCauley Detroit Red Wings 1990 8 150 Dwayne Norris Quebec Nordiques 1990 7 127 Nicolas Perreault Calgary Flames 1990 2 26 Bryan Smolinski Boston Bruins 1990 1 21 Michael Stewart New York Rangers 1990 1 13 Michael Thompson Pittsburgh Penguins 1990 11 215 Jim Cummins New York Rangers 1989 4 67 Shawn Heaphy Calgary Flames 1989 # 3 Joby Messier New York Rangers 1989 6 118 Peter White Edmonton Oilers 1989 5 92 Rob Woodward Vancouver Canucks 1989 2 29 Jason Woolley Washington Capitals 1989 3 61 Rod Brind'Amour St. Louis Blues 1988 1 9 Pat Murray Philadelphia Flyers 1988 2 35 Jason Muzzatti Calgary Flames 1988 1 21 Mark Hirth Hartford Whalers 1988 9 179 Kerry Russell Hartford Whalers 1988 7 137 Jeff Harding Philadelphia Flyers 1987 2 30 Chris Marshall Buffalo Sabres 1987 6 106 Kip Miller Quebec Nordiques 1987 4 72 Don Gibson Vancouver Canucks 1986 3 49 Joe Murphy Detroit Red Wings 1986 1 1 Mike O'Toole St. Louis Blues 1986 6 115 Neil Wilkinson Minnesota North Stars 1986 2 30 Danton Cole Winnipeg Jets 1985 6 123 Brad Hamilton Chicago Black Hawks 1985 10 200 Chris Luongo Detroit Red Wings 1985 5 92 Brian McReynolds New York Rangers 1985 6 112 Bruce Rendall Philadelphia Flyers 1985 2 42 Bobby Reynolds Toronto Maple Leafs 1985 10 190 Craig Simpson Pittsburgh Penguins 1985 1 2 Sean Clement Winnipeg Jets 1984 4 72 Neil Davey New Jersey Devils 1984 3 44 Kevin Miller New York Rangers 1984 10 202 *Current Spartan #Supplemental Draft

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