MONTREAL – Incoming freshman Cam Reid (Delta, B.C.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was selected by the Nashville Predators with the 192nd pick in the seventh round of the 2009 National Hockey League Entry Draft on Saturday afternoon at Bell Center in Montreal.
Reid (6-3, 193, 8-25-91) played for the Westside Warriors and Victoria Salsa of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) last season. Reid quickly established himself as an offensive weapon for the Warriors. He played for Team Pacific in the Under 17’s two years ago as one of only two players not committed to the Western Hockey League to make that club. He totaled 40 points in 58 games scoring 12 goals and 28 assists in the regular season, including 17 points in 17 games after the trade to Westside. He was second n the team in playoff points adding a line of seven points on four goals and three assists in eight games.
This afternoon Reid became the 85th draftee in program history. He is just the third Wildcat to ever be selected by the Nashville Predators (Darren Haydar, 1999; Craig Switzer, 2004).
UNH now boasts six players on its current roster selected in the NHL draft; Greg Burke (Washington), Phil DeSimone (Washington), Brian Foster (Florida), Blake Kessel (N.Y. Islanders), Peter LeBlanc (Chicago) and Cam Reid (Nashville).
The Wildcats officially kick off the 2009-10 season on Saturday, Oct. 10 at ECAC foe Rensselaer at 4 p.m. at the Houston Fieldhouse in Troy, N.Y. UNH will host an exhibition game on Saturday, Oct. 3 against Acadia University at the Whittemore Center at 7 p.m. New Hampshire’s home opener is Friday, Oct. 16 against national finalist Miami University.