Blue Jackets draft Miami RedHawk, Columbus native in NHL draft

D8217 Hockey vs. WMU Game 1

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D8217 Hockey vs. WMU Game 1

The Columbus Blue Jackets selected Miami University men’s hockey standout Carson Meyer with their second  pick in the  sixth round of his weekend’s NHL draft.

An excited Meyer tweeted about the pick on his personal Twitter account, including a photo of himself in his Blue Jackets junior team uniform.

Meyer was raised in Columbus suburb Powell, before going to Miami. A sophomore this past season, he scored 10 goals and had 16 assists. He had at least one point in 21 of the team’s 32 games. He had a goal and an assist in a comeback win against Ohio State on Dec. 31, 2016.

Meyer was invited to Blue Jackets development camp last season, according to jacketscannon.com.

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