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Briere and Nichol Drafted to USHL

The United States Hockey League (USHL) Draft took place in two phases, the Phase I of which took place Wednesday evening and Phase II on Thursday. The Nashville Jr. Predators would like to congratulate Cameron Briere (16U AAA) and Hayden Nichol (18U AAA) for being selected in the draft.

Briere was invited to try out for the U.S. National Team Development Program this spring, and on Wednesday, he was taken in the first round of the USHL’s Phase I Draft, which is 10-rounds featuring players born in 2005. Briere went No. 24 overall to the Tri-City Storm. Try-City paid a hefty price, trading away three draft picks (2021 3rd, 2021 5th and 2022 7th) to the Chicago Steel to move up to select Briere.

Coming of a point-per-game season with a team leading 39 points, Nichol saw his name on the draft board during Phase II, which featured players born from 2001-05 whose rights are not currently held by any USHL teams. Nichol was sleeted No. 155 to the Waterloo Blackhawks. Last summer Nichol was selected in the North American Hockey League Draft by the Shreveport Mudbugs.

The Jr. Predators organization is proud of this accomplishment and wish these to young men the best of luck as they take the next step forward in their careers.

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