The Knights are pleased to announce that three Knights were selected by three different teams in the annual United States Hockey League Phase One Draft. Tyler Gratton was drafted by the Chicago Steel. Adrian Danchenko went to the Des Moines Buccaneers. Hunter Canestra was taken by the Muskegon Lumberjacks.
The Chicago Steel picked a very offensively gifted player in Tyler Gratton. The 1999-born forward from Pottstown, Pennsylvania accounted for 18 goals and 23 assists in 27 AYHL games. The Steel drafted Gratton with the 39th overall pick in the 3rd round of the USHL Phase One Draft. He was also drafted by the Erie Otters during the Ontario Hockey League Priority Draft in the 10th round, 199th overall.
Adrian Danchenko is more of an all-around, three zone player compared to the more offensive-minded Gratton. Danchenko was taken with the 115th overall pick in the 8th round. The Florida native racked up 13 goals and 7 assists this past season. He was also taken by the Peterborough Petes in the OHL Priority Draft.
Hunter Canestra is another forward to be drafted that is from the state of Pennsylvania. The Muskegon Lumberjacks took Canestra at 154th overall in the 10th round. In the 2014-2015 season, Canestra amassed 17 goals and 12 assists. His OHL playing rights were also taken by the Niagara IceDogs when they selected him 212th overall in the OHL Draft.