It isn't too far-fetched to believe that Everett Silvertips defenseman Mirco Mueller one day could be reunited with his old partner in the Western Hockey League.
During the 2012 NHL Draft in Pittsburgh, the Columbus Blue Jackets chose Silvertips blueliner Ryan Murray with the No. 2 pick. That's the same Murray who played 23 games with Everett in 2012-13 and was paired with Mueller before sustaining a season-ending shoulder injury.
The Blue Jackets have three picks in the first round of the 2013 draft, to be held June 30, and Mueller is a projected first-round candidate. Does he feel there's a good chance the Blue Jackets may attempt to reunite the Silvertips tandem in Columbus?
"I don't think they will be thinking that way," Mueller told NHL.com. "They're not going to select players just because they once played junior hockey together. They'll do what's best for their organization."