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Notre Dame Hockey: Incoming Irish Freshman Trevor Janicke Chosen in NHL Draft by Anaheim Ducks

Notre Dame’s streak of NHL draft picks continues.

Even before joining the Irish on the ice for the 2019-2020 season, Trevor Janicke has caught the attention of the Anaheim Ducks in this year’s NHL Draft. His fifth round, 132nd overall selection marks the 85th NHL Draft Pick of a Notre Dame player.

Heading to the International Stage

Janicke chalked up an impressive 48 points in his junior career with the Central Illinois Flying Aces of the USHL. He will join fellow domers Jake Pivonka and Spencer Stastney at the World Junior Summer Showcase in Plymouth, Michigan from July 27 to August 3. There, they will compete for a place on the U.S. National Junior Team.

Moving Forward

What role can Notre Dame fans expect Janicke to play following the team’s 2018-2019 playoff run? The former junior captain should feel right at home with the younger Irish players who dominated the power play last season, like sophomore forward Michael Graham. Janicke topped the Flying Aces’ roster in power play goals with 9 in total. Janicke is a true two-way forward notable for his physicality when the game calls for it. Overall, his abilities will add to the discipline, cohesion, and aggression that characterized this past season.

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