PHIL DESIMONE SELECTED IN THE THIRD ROUND OF THE NHL DRAFT BY THE WASHINGTON CAPITALS
    DURHAM, N.H.  – Incoming freshman Phil DeSimone (East Amherst, N.Y.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was selected by the Washington Capitals with the 84th pick in the third round of the 2007 National Hockey League Entry Draft on Saturday afternoon at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
Phil DeSimone was chosen with the 84th pick in the third round of the NHL draft on Saturday afternoon

    DeSimone (6-1, 195) is a three-year veteran of the USHL playing with the Sioux City Musketeers. DeSimone, the 06-07 USHL Player of the Year, scored 73 points (26g, 47a) in 60 games with a +13 plus/minus rating. He served as the Musketeers captain last year and was the assistant captain in the 05-06 season. DeSimone was also a USHL First-Team All-Star in his final season with Sioux City.
    This afternoon DeSimone became the 82nd draftee in the program’s 80-year history. He is the third Wildcat player all-time selected by the Capitals in the NHL draft with the two others being; George White (1973) and Steve Leach (1984).
    UNH now boasts seven players on its current roster selected in the NHL draft; Joe Charlebois (Chicago), Brian Foster (Florida), Peter Leblanc (Chicago), Kevin Regan (Boston ), Craig Switzer (Nashville) and James vanRiemsdyk (Philadelphia).
    The Wildcats officially kickoff the 2007-2008 season on Friday, Oct. 19 against the Boston University Terriers at Agganis Arena. UNH opens their home schedule on Friday, Oct. 13 in an exhibition game against New Brunswick at the Whittemore Center and their official home opener is Friday, Oct. 26 vs. the Colorado College Tigers of the WCHA.
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