Minnesota Magicians rookies Nolan Schaeffer and Nathan Krusko were drafted today in the 2015 United States Hockey League (USHL) draft. Schaeffer, a defenseman, was drafted by the Fargo Force in the 5th Round (#77 Overall), and Krusko, a forward, was drafted by the Omaha Lancers in the 8th Round (#126 Overall).
Marshall Minnesota native Nolan Schaeffer was an integral part of the Magicians defensive corps this season. In 47 games through the regular season, he contributed 7 goals and 9 assists while providing a physical presence on the Magicians blue line.
Nathan Krusko, from Alpharetta Georgia, was one of the top rookie scorers for the Magicians in the 2014-2015 season. In 61 games through the regular season and playoffs, Krusko registered 13 goals and 19 assists, while also adding 99 shots on goal.
Of the news, Magicians Head Coach Tom Upton said, “All of us in the Magicians organization are very proud and would like to congratulate Nolan and Nathan on being drafted in the USHL today. We have said since day 1 that the focus of this organization is to bring in young men who want to develop and grow as people and hockey players. Both of these young men have shown great work ethic and diligence to get better every day since joining our team, which has earned them this honor of being drafted into such a great league.”