With the 103rd overall pick in the 2019 NHL draft, the Philidelphia Flyers selected former St. Thoms Stars defenceman, Mason Millman.
Millman played his sixteen-year-old season with the Stars, racking up 22pts in the regular season and 10pts in the playoffs. He was a solid defender on the Stars backend, and a friendly face in the dressing room.
“Milly has a high hockey IQ and his skating is exceptional,” said former Stars head coach, Darren Kelly when he was asked about the Flyers draft pick. “His year in St. Thomas he took great strides and I am confident he will continue to excel as he gets older. Congrats to Milly!”
Millman played last season for the Saginaw Spirit in the OHL, where he held an impressive +22 plus/minus in the regular season and a +8 in the playoffs. The Spirit fell short in the playoffs, losing to the eventual OHL Champions Guelph Storm.
There’s still a lot of hard work ahead of Millman, but the St. Thomas Stars are proud to see him get drafted. Millman has lots of potential as a defenceman and the work ethic to have a very successful playing career. No matter what, the Stars are proud to have been a stop on Millman’s journey!