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2012 NHL Draft: Players From The University Of Denver And Colorado College Prepare For Draft Weekend

The 2012 NHL Draft begins on Friday night, and there are several players from the University of Denver and Colorado College who are hoping to hear their names called at some point this weekend. DU has two players -- Quentin Shore and Dakota Mermis -- who are ranked in the top 100 among North American skaters.

DU incoming freshmen Quentin Shore and Dakota Mermis are ranked 80th and 84th, respectively, among North American skaters. Shore, a center, is the brother of former DU standout Drew Shore and junior-to-be center Nick Shore, and Mermis, a defenseman, is the younger brother of junior-to-be wing Jarrod Mermis.

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Colorado College also has an incoming freshman ranked in the top 100.

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