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Cade Littler Drafted in First Round of Phase I in USHL Draft!

05/07/2020, 7:15am EDT
By ecel

May 7, 2020

Guilford, Conn., -  Cade Littler of the Wenatchee Wilderness U16 team was selected in the first round of the USHL Phase 1 Draft on Monday, May 4th.

Cedar Rapids RoughRiders head coach Mark Carlson said, “Cade is a big right-shot forward.  “I think he is 6-foot-1, 6-2 already. He can play center, can play wing, has very good hockey sense, can make plays. Really competes, really dedicated, comes from a great family. A coach’s son, has a great mom, just all-around (good kid) on and off the ice. Really happy about Cade. He is going to be a very good RoughRider.” -  

Cade Littler was drafted third overall by the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. Last year, he was one of the most productive players last season for the Wilderness. He put up 27 points, including eight points at the ECEL Playoffs leading his team to the ECEL Cup. Littler also played in the BCHL for Wenatchee as a 15-year-old this past season. 

Cedar Rapids is one of the most respected organizations in the USHL and in junior hockey. Lead by Mark Carlson, a three-time USHL Coach of the Year, he has consistently sent players to college and the NHL. Since he took the job in 1999, the RoughRiders have sent 238 players to Division 1 schools, seen three Hobey Baker Winners including two out of the last three winners, 39 NHL Draft picks, and 24 ex RoughRiders have played in the NHL under his watch. 

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