CHICAGO – University of North Dakota incoming freshman forward Grant Mismash was selected by the Nashville Predators today in the second round (61st overall) of the National Hockey League Entry Draft.
Mismash, a native of Edina, Minn., spent the past three seasons with the U.S. National Team Development Program (NTDP). The 6-foot, 185-pound winger tied for the team scoring lead in 2016-17, collecting 26 goals and 61 points in 65 games with the U.S. Under-18 Team.
He also scored three goals and five assists in seven games to help lead the U.S. to a gold medal at the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation World U18 Championship.
In 2015-16, Mismash had 23 goals and 44 points in 58 games with the NTDP and won a bronze medal at the 2016 IIHF World U17 Championship in Grand Forks. He had two goals and three assists in five games at that tournament.
Mismash became the 174th UND player taken in the NHL Entry Draft since 1963 and the first to go in the second round since Florida selected Rocco Grimaldi in 2011.
UND has had at least one player selected in every NHL Entry Draft since 1999.
Mismash will join a Fighting Hawks program that went 21-16-3 overall in 2016-17 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 15th consecutive season, the second-longest streak in NCAA Division I men's hockey history.