Two students from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have been drafted to play professionally in the National Hockey League’s top 175 draft picks.
Pat Koudys, a rising sophomore at RPI Athletics, was drafted by the Washington Capitals, while fellow attendee Jason Kasdorf was recruited by the Winnipeg Jets.
Koudys was picked in the 5th round, 147th overall. The defenseman from Smithville, Ontario, played 31 games for the RPI Engineers as a freshman, scoring one goal and giving two assists. He is the third Engineer ever drafted by the Capitals.
Pat is a second generation NHL pick – his father, Jim Koudys, was drafted by the New York Islanders in 1982.
Kasdorf, a goaltender, was picked 157th in the 6th round to play for his home team. He will be joining the Engineers in either 2011 or 2012.
Overall, there have been 58 NHL draftees from the Institute in RPI history.
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