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06/23/2018, 8:45pm MDT
By Tbirds and SBNation/Melton

2018 DRAFT!


Congratulations to Josiah Slavin, former Colorado Thunderbirds forward, who was chosen by Chicago Blackhawks in round seven, #193 overall in the NHL Draft.  Slavin's draft selection brings the total Thunderbirds players drafted in the NHL to 18 since 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.  


Josiah Slavin played Colorado Thunderbirds from 2009-2016, and currently plays for the USHL Lincoln Stars where he will be Captain for the 2018-2019 season.  Josiah is committed to Colorado College for the 2019-2020 season.   Slavin comes from a great hockey family as his older sister, Jordan, played Thunderbirds from 2006-2007 and her college hockey at North Dakota; his older brother, Jaccob, played Thunderbirds from 2006-2011 and currently plays defense for the NHL Carolina Hurricanes, and younger brother, Jeremiah, will be on the Colorado Thunderbirds 14U team this season.  Proud parents are Rob and Wendi Slavin of Erie, Colorado.  


Other former Colorado Thunderbirds that have been drafted in the NHL are

  • 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 

The Colorado Thunderbirds are excited for Josiah Slavin and wish him the very best of luck in his continuing hockey career!


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