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Area Defenseman, 18, Selected In NHL Draft

Chad Krys after being selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL Draft Saturday in Buffalo.
Chad Krys after being selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL Draft Saturday in Buffalo. Photo Credit: Chicago Blackhawks

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Chad Krys, an 18-year-old defenseman from Ridgefield, was selected Saturday in the second round of the National Hockey League Draft in Buffalo.

Krys, a left-hander who played for the U.S. National Under-18 Team, was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks with the 45th overall pick.

The 5-foot-11, 187-pound Krys has committed to attend Boston University, where his father, Mark, played hockey before playing in the AHL for 10 years. Krys' mother played lacrosse at Boston University.

Round 1 of the draft was held Friday night in Buffalo.

For more, check this report from nhl.com.

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