Pittsburgh Hockey Digest


Three Youngstown Phantoms chosen in 2018 NHL Draft

Ivan Prosvetov at the USHL Fall Classic. -- BRIAN MITCHELL

Three Youngstown Phantoms were selected in the 2018 NHL Draft last week, with goaltender Ivan Prosvetov, center Curtis Hall and defenseman Michael Callahan all selected on Saturday.

Prosvetov, 19, was selected with the 114th overall pick in the fourth round by the Arizona Coyotes. The native of Moscow, Russia, was the eighth goaltender selected overall after posting a quality season with the Phantoms in 2017-18. He played in 36 games while putting up a .913 save percentage that was good enough for ninth in the USHL. Prosvetov is currently not committed to a college and could return to Youngstown for the 2018-19 season.

Hall, 18, was chosen just five selections later, with the 119th overall pick in the fourth round by the Boston Bruins. The Princeton, N.J. native spent each of the last two seasons in Youngstown. In 2017-18, he set a career high with 13 goals and added 18 assists for 31 points. Hall will attend Yale University starting this fall.

Callahan, 18, was also chosen by the Coyotes, in the fifth round with the No. 142 overall selection. The Franklin, Mass. native finished the 2017-18 season in Youngstown after coming over from Central Illinois in a trade. In 22 games with the Phantoms, he recorded nine assists. Callahan will join Providence College this fall.

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