skip navigation

11 Minnesotans Selected in 2024 NHL Draft

By Minnesota Hockey, 06/29/24, 2:45PM CDT



The 2024 NHL Draft, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, was held on June 28th and 29th and saw 11 Minnesotans selected.

The second round saw four Minnesotans come off the board, starting with Adam Kleber, who played for Chaska/Chanhassen growing up, and then followed by Max Plante (Hermantown), Colin Ralph (Osseo-Maple Grove) and Will Skahan (Woodbury).

The third round saw Brodie Ziemer (Chaska/Chanhassen) taken, followed by William Zellers (Osseo-Maple Grove) to bring the total Minnesotans selected through the first three rounds up to 5.

In the fourth round, Javon Moore (Chaska/Chanhassen) was selected by the Ottawa Senators followed by Jake Fisher (Woodbury) who was selected by the Colorado Avalanche. Rounding out the fourth round was Hagen Burrows (Orono) who was selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

In the fifth round, John Whipple (Minnetonka) was selected by the Detroit Red Wings.

To finish the draft out for Minnesota, Austin Burnevik (Blaine) was selected by the Anaheim Ducks.

Minnesota Hockey just celebrated its 76th year of its unique and successful community/high school model of hockey. Further proof of this model’s success was evidenced by the 2024 NHL Draft, in which Minnesota led all states in players drafted. This is the ninth straight year that Minnesota has led or tied all states in players drafted.

  • Minnesotans made up 27.5% of all Americans drafted in the 2024 NHL Draft.
  • Minnesota has had the most players drafted of any state since 2000, with 313 Minnesotans selected by NHL teams.
  • With 313 players drafted, Minnesota has made up 23% of all American-born players who have been drafted since 2000.
  • This is the fourth straight year that two high school teammates have been selected in the same draft.
  • Since 2000, there have been ten or more Minnesotans drafted in 20 of the 25 NHL Drafts. In three of the other drafts, nine Minnesotans were selected.
  • Of the 11 players drafted, 9 of them participated in the CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance League.
  • 7 different non-profit community associations were represented in the 2024 draft.
Name Round Pick NHL Team Amateur Team Youth Association
Adam Kleber 2 42 Buffalo Sabres Lincoln Stars (USHL) Chaska/Chanhassen
Max Plante 2 47 Detroit Red Wings USAH NTDP Hermantown
Colin Ralph 2 48 St. Louis Blues Shattuck-St. Mary's Osseo-Maple Grove
Will Skahan 2 65 Utah Hockey Club USAH NTDP Woodbury
Brodie Ziemer 3 71 Buffalo Sabres USAH NTDP Chaska/Chanhassen
William Zellers 3 76 Colorado Avalanche Shattuck-St. Mary's Osseo-Maple Grove
Javon Moore 4 112 Ottawa Senators Minnetonka High School Chaska/Chanhassen
Jake Fisher 4 121 Colorado Avalanche Fargo Force (USHL) Woodbury
Hagen Burrows 4 128 Tampa Bay Lightning Minnetonka High School Orono
John Whipple 5 144 Detroit Red Wings USAH NTDP Minnetonka
Austin Burnevik 6 182 Anaheim Ducks Madison Capitals (USHL) Blaine