Ferris State Defenseman Tabbed By Atlanta In The Seventh Round

Sophomore defenseman Zach Redmond (Traverse City) of the 2008-09 Ferris State University men's ice hockey team was selected in the seventh round of the 2008 National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft with the 184th overall pick by the Atlanta Thrashers.

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Ferris State defenseman Zach Redmond was picked by the Atlanta Thrashers in 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
Redmond was the third player chosen in Saturday's (June 21) final round of the 2008 NHL Draft, which was conducted June 20-21 at the Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Ontario. He earned 2007-08 Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) All-Rookie Team Honorable Mention plaudits and was also named Ferris State's Rookie of the Year for the 2007-08 campaign. The 6-1, 191-pound skater led all Bulldog defensemen in scoring with 19 points on six goals and 13 assists in 37 outings. He placed sixth in team scoring and produced the second highest points total among FSU's freshmen.

The Bulldog defender tie for fourth place on the squad with three multiple-point game performances while his plus 14 efficiency rating represented a tie for second best on the squad.

Redmond was a key part in helping Ferris State register an 18-16-5 overall record for the 2007-08 season as the Bulldogs placed fifth in the final CCHA standings with a 12-12-4 league mark (28 points).

Redmond was among nine drafted players who presently are playing NCAA hockey and was one of 46 Americans to be to chosen in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

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Redmond represents the 27th individual in Ferris State hockey history to be selected by a NHL team and joins senior defenseman-right wing Chris Zarb (Waterford) as NHL Draftees. Zarb was picked by the Philadelphia Flyers with the fifth round's 144th overall pick.

Ferris State had a school-record six selections apiece in both the 1987 and 1991 NHL Entry Drafts.

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