Pick No. 66 - Jimmy Vesey
Rapid fire selections here for the Preds. Three picks, three forwards with big forward Jummy Vesey tabbed at the No. 66 spot.
Vesey, a Boston-area kid, will play college hockey at Harvard next year. The Preds Boston-area connections should spawn some future team chemistry as Vesey plays on a Wednesday night summer league team with Preds 2011 draftee Garrett Noonan, a star defenseman for Boston University. Vesey was a big time scorer in Juniors and with his size (6'1, 180 pounds) should set up well for the college game.
Vesey's father, Jim, also has NHL bloodlines as a 1984 draftee of the St. Louis Blues and appeared in 15 NHL games with St. Louis and Boston.