Kitchener Rangers defenseman, Michael Vukojevic was the first Blueshirt chosen in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft when he was selected in the 3rd round, 82nd overall by the New Jersey Devils.
The 18-year-old Oakville, ON native was the Rangers’ 2nd round, 33rd overall pick in the 2017 OHL Priority Selection.
This season he played in 68 regular season games for the Rangers, compiling highs in goals (3), assists (26) and points (29).
Michael was among 40 CHL players invited to participate in the Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Red Deer, Alberta as a member of Team Cherry where he tallied one assist.
Following the conclusion of the season, Michael was invited to the 2019 IIHF U18 World Championship as a member of Team Canada. At the tournament, Michael registered two assists in seven games played. Prior to the beginning of the 2018-19 campaign, the Oakville, ON native earned gold with Team Canada at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup following a 6-2 victory over Sweden on August 23rd, 2018.
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