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By Force Staff, 06/22/19, 6:45PM CDT


The Fargo Force had three players selected during the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, which took place in Vancouver June 21-22. Forwards Aaron Huglen and Josh Nodler, and goaltender Cole Brady.

Forward Aaron Huglen was drafted in the fourth round (102nd overall) by the Buffalo Sabres. In the 2018-19 season, the Roseau, MN native split time suiting up with both the Force and Roseau High School. At Roseau, he donned the “C” while scoring 52 points (17g, 35a) in 24 games played. Huglen played in 28 games for the Force scoring four goals and ten assists. Huglen is committed to the University of Minnesota following his junior hockey career. 

Forward Josh Nodler was selected in the fifth round (150th overall) by the Calgary Flames. The Oak Park, MI native played in 54 games with the Force in the 2018-19 season, scoring 17 goals and adding 25 assists. He was fourth on the team in scoring with those 42 points. Nodler won the gold medal during the World Junior A Challenge back in December with team USA and was also named to the 2019 USHL/NHL Top Prospects game. He is committed to Michigan State University.

Goaltender Cole Brady was selected in the fifth round (127th overall) by the New Jersey Devils. The Fargo Force drafted Brady in the 2017 USHL Phase I draft.  Brady spent the 2018-19 season with the Janesville Jets of the NAHL. The Pickering, ON native played in 43 games ending with a .912 save percentage along with a 2.79 goals-against average. He is committed to Arizona State University.