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Youngstown Drafts Merrimack Recruit Ethan DeStefani in USHL Draft

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Ethan DeStefani was selected in the ninth round of the USHL Phase II Draft by the Youngstown Phantoms on Tuesday. DeStefani, a ’99-born player from Bedford, N.H., is a Merrimack men’s hockey recruit who played last season with the Minnesota Magicians of the NAHL.

DeStefani played previously in the USHL for the Waterloo Blackhawks, but suffered a knee injury just five games into the 2016-17 season, missing the rest of the year. He made his comeback this season with the Magicians, posting 31 points (14 goals, 17 assists) in 53 games.

DeStefani will join a Youngstown roster that has sent numerous players to the Merrimack program, including Chase GresockLiam DennisonDominic DockeryPatrick Kramer and Alfred Larsson. Merrimack associate head coach Curtis Carr was formerly the head coach and GM of the Phantoms.

About Mike McMahon

Mike McMahon is in his 13th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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