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Riley Damiani drafted to the Dallas Stars

 

Kitchener Rangers centre Riley Damiani became the second Blueshirt of the day chosen in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft when he was selected in the 5th round, 137th overall by the Dallas Stars.

The 18-year-old, Mississauga, ON native joins teammate Adam Mascherin as the second member of the Rangers drafted by the Stars on Day 2 of the seven-round draft.

Damiani had a strong showing in his sophomore Ontario Hockey League season, setting new career highs in goals (19), assists (18), points (37), power play goals (4), shorthanded goals (2) and game winning goals (5).

Entrusted by head coach Jay McKee to shut down some of the top lines the Rangers faced through their run to the Western Conference Final this past postseason, Damiani was named a multi-award winner at the end of the campaign as the team’s recipient of the Jim McGeachie Memorial Award for Outstanding Team Effort, as well as the Les Bradley Award winner for Most Improved Player.

For more coverage of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, follow the Kitchener Rangers on social media at @ohlrangers.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Congratulations to Riley Damiani; selected in the 5th round, 137th overall by the <a href=”https://twitter.com/DallasStars?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@DallasStars</a>! <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/NHLDraft?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#NHLDraft</a> 👏 <a href=”https://t.co/5mWdcsYkwY”>pic.twitter.com/5mWdcsYkwY</a></p>&mdash; Kitchener Rangers (@OHLRangers) <a href=”https://twitter.com/OHLRangers/status/1010576724021530624?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>June 23, 2018</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>With the 137th pick, the Dallas Stars have selected forward Riley Damiani from the Kitchener Rangers (OHL). <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/NHLDraft?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#NHLDraft</a> <a href=”https://t.co/u53Os8TcoR”>pic.twitter.com/u53Os8TcoR</a></p>&mdash; Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) <a href=”https://twitter.com/DallasStars/status/1010577094169055232?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>June 23, 2018</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Stars 5th Round pick, Riley Damiani is at the draft with his Mom and Dad. True story – He said his Dad had gone to the restroom when he was picked. He still hasn’t seen him yet. <br><br>But he definitely says hello. <a href=”https://t.co/uIcJHCdCpQ”>pic.twitter.com/uIcJHCdCpQ</a></p>&mdash; Josh Bogorad (@JoshBogorad) <a href=”https://twitter.com/JoshBogorad/status/1010578486354948103?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>June 23, 2018</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>&quot;I think he had just gotten out of the arena and my name got called and my mom started freaking out.&quot; Fifth round pick <a href=”https://twitter.com/rileydamiani?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@rileydamiani</a> on a memorable <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/NHLDraft?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#NHLDraft</a> experience. <a href=”https://t.co/onyAjkNSMh”>pic.twitter.com/onyAjkNSMh</a></p>&mdash; Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) <a href=”https://twitter.com/DallasStars/status/1010593161465352197?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>June 23, 2018</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Congrats to <a href=”https://twitter.com/OHLRangers?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@OHLRangers</a> forward <a href=”https://twitter.com/rileydamiani?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@rileydamiani</a>, selected in the 5th round (137th overall) by the <a href=”https://twitter.com/DallasStars?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@DallasStars</a> in the 2018 <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/NHLDraft?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#NHLDraft</a>: <a href=”https://t.co/KlleQcs1D1″>https://t.co/KlleQcs1D1</a> <a href=”https://t.co/wbSBCRi0F3″>pic.twitter.com/wbSBCRi0F3</a></p>&mdash; OntarioHockeyLeague (@OHLHockey) <a href=”https://twitter.com/OHLHockey/status/1010577855728713728?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>June 23, 2018</a></blockquote>
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