GENESEO, N.Y. – Former SUNY Geneseo hockey captain Colin de Jersey (Vancouver, B.C.) was taken with the second overall pick in the inaugural Federal Hockey League (FHL) College/Junior Draft, last Thursday. The 1,000 Islands Privateers selected the standout defenseman with their first overall pick.
A regular starter during his four years at Geneseo, de Jersey notched five goals (including two power play markers) and nine assists in 23 games played during his final campaign as the Knights finished with a 17-9-1 record and in the semifinals of the State University of New York Athletic Conference Tournament. Overall, he was credited with 38 career points on 12 goals and 26 assists in 88 appearances.
Players eligible for the draft included all collegiate and junior players who have completed their eligibility. According to the league, it is believed that the FHL is the first minor professional hockey league to conduct a rookie draft for players.
Now entering its fourth season of play, the four-member FHL currently includes the Privateers, the defending champion Danbury (Ct.) Whalers, the Dayton (Ohio) Demonz and the Danville (Ill.) Dashers. Sixteen total players were taken during the draft over four rounds.