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2023 NHL Entry Draft

North Dakota commit Andrew Strathmann has strong second round vibes

Andrew Strathmann, a talented defenseman, had an eventful season playing for the Youngstown Phantoms in the USHL. Despite facing some challenges, including a tough start, the team persevered and emerged as Clark Cup champions. 

Reflecting on the season, Strathmann acknowledged the mental aspect of their success, stating, "We really felt we could do it throughout the year. We dealt with the ups and downs, and it was definitely our mindset to win."

Teammate William Whitelaw shared similar sentiments, expressing his enjoyment of the camaraderie within the team and describing the experience as "unreal."

Interestingly, Strathmann's conversations with NHL teams during the draft combine were fewer than expected, with only 11 teams expressing interest. Standing at 5'11" and weighing 190 pounds, he po

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