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Tri-City Herald: Comrie taken in 2nd round of NHL Draft

Jul 01, 2013 - 03:02 PDT

By Annie Fowler | Tri-City Herald

Eric Comrie is carrying on the the tradition of Tri-City Americans goaltenders.

A native of Edmonton, Comrie was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the second round (59th overall) of Sunday’s NHL Draft at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

He is one one eight Tri-City goalies drafted in the last 25 years, and the third in eight years.

“It was the most amazing feeling. So hard to describe,” Comrie said of hearing his name called. “I am so happy to go to there (Winnipeg). They have one of the best fan bases in the NHL.”

The Colorado Avalanche had the first overall pick and chose center Nathan MacKinnon of the Halifax Mooseheads. Highly touted Portland Winterhawks defenseman Seth Jones went fourth overall to the Nashville Predators.

In all, eight Western Hockey League players were chosen in the first round and 33 throughout the draft.