Two 18-year-old Maine natives chosen in NHL draft

The Associated Press
Posted June 23, 2012, at 11:37 a.m.

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Two Maine teenagers have been selected during the second day of the NHL draft.

Eighteen-year-old Brian Hart of Cumberland was taken in the second round with the 53rd pick by the Tampa Bay Lightning as the draft selection continued Saturday in Pittsburgh. Hart, who plays right wing, formerly played for Greely High School and has been at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire the past two years. He will attend Harvard University this fall.

The Calgary Flames chose goalie Jon Gillies in the third round with the 75th pick.

The 18-year-old Gillies is from South Portland and spent the past two years with the Indiana Ice of the United States Hockey League. He plans to attend Providence College for his freshman year this fall.

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