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FOOTE AND SAVILLE SELECTED IN 2019 NHL DRAFT

06/22/2019, 8:30pm MDT
By Tbirds

FOOTE AND SAVILLE
CHOSEN IN THE
2019 NHL DRAFT!

Colorado Thunderbirds are excited that the streak of Thunderbirds Alumni being selected in the NHL Draft continues with Nolan Foote and Isaiah Saville being drafted in the 2019 NHL Draft.  Foote and Saville bring the total Colorado Thunderbirds players drafted in the NHL to 20 since 2008!  
 
Nolan Foote, a forward who played Colorado Thunderbirds from 2011-2016, was chosen by Tampa Bay Lightning in Round 1, #27 overall.  Nolan is following in his dad and brother's "foote-steps" as older brother, Cal who played Thunderbirds from 2009-2015, was also selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the 2017 NHL Draft, #14 overall, and dad, Adam, is a 20-year NHL defense veteran who was selected in the second round, #22 overall in the 1989 NHL draft by Quebec.  Proud mom, Jenn, is their biggest fan and supporter.
 
Isaiah Saville, a goalie who played Colorado Thunderbirds from 2016-2017, was selected in round 5, #135 overall by the Vegas Golden Knights.  Isaiah was the 2019 USHL Goaltender of the Year, and is committed to the University of Nebraska-Omaha for the upcoming 2019-2020 season.  Isaiah is the son of proud parents Rich Saville and Kjersti Langnes of Anchorage, Alaska.
 
Other former Colorado Thunderbirds that have been drafted in the NHL are
 
  • Josiah Slavin, a forward, drafted by Chicago Blackhawks in round seven, #193 overall in 2018.
  • Cal Foote, a defenseman, drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round, #14 overall in 2017.
  • Dylan Gambrell, a forward, drafted by San Jose Sharks in the 2nd round, #60 overall in 2016.
  • Mikey Eyssimont, a forward, drafted by LA Kings in the 5th round, #142 overall in 2016.
  • Brandon Carlo, a defenseman, drafted by Boston Bruins in the 2nd round, #37 overall in 2015
  • Troy Terry, a forward, drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in the 5th round, #148 overall in 2015
  • David Cotton, a forward, drafted by Carolina Hurricanes in the 6th round, #169 overall in 2015
  • Evan Smith, a goalie, drafted by Nashville Predators in the 7th round, #205 overall in 2015
  • Dominic Turgeon, a center, drafted by Detroit Redwings in the 3rd round, 63rd overall in 2014
  • Fredrik Olofsson, a forward, drafted by Chicago Blackhawks in the 4th Round, 98th overall in 2014
  • Hayden Hawkey, a goalie, drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 6th round, 177th overall in 2014
  • Seth Jones, a defenseman, drafted by Nashville Predators in the 1st Round, 4th overall in 2013
  • Gustav Olofsson, a defenseman, drafted by Minnesota Wild in the 2nd Round, 46th overall in 2013
  • Quentin Shore, a center, drafted in the 6th Round, 168th overall by Ottawa Senators in 2013
  • Jaccob Slavin, a defenseman, drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 4th round, 120th overall in 2012
  • Nick Shore, a forward, drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the 3rd round, 82nd overall in 2011
  • Josiah Didier, a defenseman, drafted by the Montreal Canadians in the 4th round, 97th overall in 2011
  • Sean Lorenz, a defenseman, drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the 4th round, 115th overall in 2008 

Colorado Thunderbirds are excited that the elite training received in the Thunderbirds organization consistently develop and move players on to some of the highest levels of competitive hockey. Congratulations to Nolan and Isaiah.  We wish them the very best of luck in their continuing hockey careers!

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