(Green Bay, WI) – Green Bay Gamblers defenseman Mason Lohrei and forward Jackson Kunz were both selected in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. Lohrei in the 2nd round (58th overall) to the Boston Bruins and Kunz in the 4th round (113th) to the Vancouver Canucks. Also taken in the draft, Gamblers Affiliate list player Jackson Hallum, 3rd round (91st) Vegas Golden Knights and former player Tanner Dickinson, 4th Round (119th) St. Louis Blues.
Lohrei, Kunz, Hallum and Dickinson become the 59th, 60th, 61st and 62nd players with Gambler ties to be drafted by an NHL team.
Lohrei, led all USHL Defenseman in assists (29) and was second in scoring (37). The Verona, Wisconsin native, participated in the 2020 Bio Steel All-American Prospects Game and was named 2nd Team All-USHL in 2019-2020. Lohrei is committed to Ohio State.
Kunz spent the 2019-20 season at prep school power Shattuck St. Mary’s in Faribault, Minnesota. In 45 games, Kunz tallied 40 goals and 29 assists. The Grand Forks, North Dakota native has appeared in seven USHL games with the Gamblers over the last two years, recording two goals and an assist. Kunz, who was selected by the Gamblers in the 1st round of the 2018 Futures Draft, is committed to the University of North Dakota
Hallum, was chosen by the Gamblers in the 2020 USHL Entry Draft. As a junior at St. Thomas Academy in Minnesota, Hallum registered 35 points (18 goals & 17 assists) in 25 games. The Eagan, Minnesota native is committed to the University of Michigan.
Dickinson appeared in eight games for the Gamblers during the 2018-19 campaign. Dickinson spent this past year in the Ontario Hockey League with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.
The Gamblers 26th season in the United States Hockey League begins on Saturday, November 7, as they play host to the Muskegon Lumberjacks at the Resch Center. Tickets go on sale, Monday, October 12. Tickets are available by calling the Resch Center box office at 1-800-896-0071, or purchase online at www.gamblershockey.com Box office phone lines are open 10:00 – 2:00 PM Monday – Friday. For season ticket and flex packs contact Greg at 405-1150, email: firstname.lastname@example.org