Seventeen players from New York and New Jersey were taken in the 2023 USHL Phase 2 Draft on Wednesday.
In Tuesday's Phase 1 Draft, USHL teams selected players from the 2007 birth year over 10 rounds. Wednesday's event was open to prospects of all ages eligible to play junior hockey and who weren't already protected by a USHL team. Teams drafted until their roster hit 45 players. The final pick came in the 24th round.
The Youngstown Phantoms held the first selection and took Charlie Cerrato of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program's U17 squad.
Jason Gallucci (Robbinsville Twp, N.J.) was the first local prospect taken, going in the first round (ninth overall) to the Green Bay Gamblers. The Penn State commit posted four goals and 32 points in 52 games for the BCHL's Coquitlam Express this past season.
Let's take a look at all the locals selected in the draft.