LOS ANGELES — The National Hockey League completed its 2010 draft today at Staples Center with two Tri-City American players being selected.
The Detroit Red Wings took right winger Brooks Macek of Winnipeg, Manitoba, in the sixth round with the 171th overall pick. Macek recorded 21 goals and 52 assists this past season.
The Calgary Flames drafted Patrick Holland of Lethbridge, Alberta, in the seventh round with the 193th overall pick. Holland had 16 goals and 20 assists for the Americans.
The Colorado Avalanche drafted Seattle goalie Calvin Pickard early in the second round at No. 49.
In all, there were 43 players from the Western Hockey League drafted, with seven being selected in the first round, marking the WHL’s best showing at the NHL Draft since 2005.
Portland led all WHL clubs with an unprecedented eight Winterhawks being taken.
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