Four Tomahawks Chosen in USHL Draft

JOHNSTOWN, Pa.–Johnstown Tomahawks forwards Dalton Hunter, Hayden Rowan and Donovan Ott as well as defenseman Andrew Quetell were among the players selected during Phase Two of the USHL Draft on May 2.

Hunter, a Greensburg native, was selected by the Youngstown Phantoms in the fifth round (75th overall) of the draft. In his third season with Johnstown, Hunter scored 30 goals and 31 assists in 58 games with the Tomahawks.

Rowan was chosen in the fifth round (77th overall) by the Sioux City Musketeers. The native of Pemberville, Ohio lead the Tomahawks in rookie scoring with 11 goals and 34 assists in 57 games played.

A native of Lebanon, Pa., Ott paced the Tomahawks with 32 goals and 25 assists in 57 games. Ott was selected in the second round (28th overall) by the Muskegon Lumberjacks.

Quetell, of Cleveland, was chosen by the Bloomington Thunder in the 11th (169th overall). He tallied one goal and added 11 assists in 59 games played.

“I wasn’t surprised at all to see these boys get chosen today in the USHL draft,” head coach Mike Letizia said. “All of them are high quality hockey players that deserve the opportunity to be selected as they all had very strong seasons this past year.”


Although the USHL rights to Hunter, Rowan, Ott and Quetell belong to their respective teams, the Tomahawks retain their NAHL rights. Those players can return to Johnstown for the 2017-18 season if they are unable to remain with his USHL club.