After a solid debut season on a young Miami University (Ohio) hockey team, sophomore forward Carson Meyer, a former Olentangy Liberty Patriot, heard his name called at the 2017 NHL Draft on Saturday.
Meyer was selected by his hometown Columbus Blue Jackets in the sixth round (179th overall).
He played in 32 games this season with the Redhawks, finishing fourth on the team with 26 points on 10 goals and 16 assists. He had five multi-point games and three separate point streaks of four games or longer.
Meyer’s season-long highlight reel included his first-collegiate goal in a victory at Providence, a three-assist game in a 5-0 win against Maine, a goal and assist on the overtime winner against Bowling Green and a goal and an assist in a comeback win at Ohio State (12/31).
Before Miami, Meyer scored 32 goals to tie for fourth in the USHL while finishing with 51 points for the Tri-City Storm in 2015-16. He also added 11 points (5g, 6a) in 11 playoff games to help the Storm capture the Clark Cup.
He played two games in 2014-15 with the Storm after posting 51 points (21g, 30a) in his final season with the Ohio Blue Jackets, where he served as an assistant captain and led the T1EHL in assists while helping the Jackets win a playoff title. Meyer captured a bronze medal at the World Junior A Challenge and participated in the USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, too.
He earned a varsity letter in lacrosse at Liberty, graduated cum laude and was a member of the National Honors Society.