The Ice Dogs add talent in the NAHL Draft

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The NAHL draft concluded today with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs taking some players to shape their roster for the 2019-2020 season.
With their first round pick, the Ice Dogs took Ben Helgeson as the 23rd pick.​
Helgeson is a left handed center from Roseau, Minnesota and scored 17 points for the Vernon Vipers in the BCHL this past season.​
He is also committed to the Wisconson Badgers DI hockey program.​
With the 49th pick in the second round, Fairbanks took Reilly Funk from the Portage Terriers.​
Funk had a career year last season for the Terriers in the MJHL, getting 53 points in 51 games.​
The nearly 6-3 center has a history of racking up points.​
Then in the fourth round with the 90th pick, the Ice Dogs selected Domenic Garozzo from Sewell, New Jersey.​
Garozzo last year had 18 goals in 16 games for the Virtua Hockey program in the AYHL 18 league.​
In the fifth round, the Ice Dogs took a 5-10 forward from Dallas, Texas.​
Nathan Butler had 21 points this past season for the Dallas Stars Elite 16-under squad.​
In the sixth round, Fairbanks grabbed a defenseman from Ithaca, New York.​
Matteas Derraugh played for the Pembroke Lumber Kings and had 19 assists on the year.​
For the seventh round, Fairbanks selected Austin Becker from the Battlefords North Stars in the SJHL.​
Becker had 20 points for the North Stars as their 5-7 forward.​
And their final pick in the NAHL draft was in the eighth round where they took Valera Rykov.​
Rykov is from Moscow, Russia and played big on the Lewiston-Auburn Nordiques with 53 points in 15 games.​