Michigan’s Nieves, Selman sign with NHL teams

The Detroit News
Boo Nieves

Michigan forward Cristoval “Boo” Nieves, who just completed his senior season with the Wolverines, has signed an entry-level contract with the New York Rangers.

Nieves was selected by the Rangers in the second round, No. 59 overall, in 2012.

"It's a dream come true," Nieves said. "It seemed like it was a pretty long time ago that I was drafted by the Rangers. It's really cool that they stuck with me for the last four years and everything worked out in the end. It's also cool to be drafted by team close to home and to get a chance to play in an Original Six organization."

Nieves, who is from Baldwinsville, N.Y., totaled 144 games and 110 points (28 goals, 82 assists) during his four years at Michigan.

In 35 games this season, Nieves had 10 goals and 21 assists.

Selman signs

Justin Selman, a senior forward and alternate captain on Michigan's team this season, signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Blues.

Selman was not drafted by the Blues but was invited to their prospect camp last summer.

Selman, who is from Upper Saddle River, N.J., had 13 goals and 18 assists this season. In 113 career games at UM he had 29 goals and 38 assists.