Eau Claire (WQOW) — Former Eau Claire Memorial defenseman Ty Emberson, became the 5th player from Eau Claire to be drafted by an NHL team. Emberson was selected in the 3rd round, 73rd overall by the Arizona Coyotes.
"It’s been unbelievable," says Emberson in a phone interview, " I’ve definitely been on cloud nine most of the day, but after being picked it’s pretty emotional, to have my whole family here and be able to experience it with them."
Emberson spent the last year with the US National U-18 team, and in 61 games finished with four goals and 23 assists. He was the second blueliner taken by the Coyotes, and was ranked 42nd overall among North American skaters by NHL central scouting.
"Just being able to take one step closer," Emberson says, " and now that I’m part of one organization I can really focus on getting down to Madison and getting that going, and obviously, taking the next step into the NHL."
Emberson joins Andy Akervik, Jake Dowell, Derrick LaPoint, and Jake McCabe as Eau Claire natives to be drafted. He will play at the University of Wisconsin next season as a Freshman.