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Guentzel & Heinrich headline list of Muskies taken in NHL Draft

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Guentzel scored 29 goals last season with the Musketeers. Guentzel scored 29 goals last season with the Musketeers.

Former Sioux City Musketeer center and USHL Rookie of the Year Jake Guentzel is a Pittsburgh Penguin.

Guentzel was taken off the board in the 3rd round with the 77th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.

In his only year in the league, Guentzel was sixth in scoring netting 73 points last season.

The 19-year-old was big part of the Musketeers second half surge, ending the season on a 21 game scoring streak.

He led Sioux City with 29 goals and 44 assists. He committed to the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

Moments after being drafted by the Pens Guentzel took to twitter saying "Couldn't be happier to be a part of the @penguins organization #excited."

Teammate and defenseman Blake Heinrich was selected in the 5th round with the 144th overall pick by the Washington Capitals.  Heinrich had 3 goals and 17 assists this past year with Sioux City.

Musketeer affiliate players drafted:

Florida: Evan Cowley (G) - 4th Rd. (92)
Philadelphia: Terrance Amorosa (D) - 5th Rd. (132)
Minnesota: Avery Peterson (C) - 6th Rd. (167)
San Jose: Jake Jackson (C) - 7th Rd. (201)

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