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A Record 27 Current or Future Hockey East Players Selected in Vancouver
Hockey East Sets Record in NHL Draft
A Record 27 Current or Future Hockey East Players Selected in Vancouver

WAKEFIELD, Mass. - The Hockey East Association set a record with 27 current players and recruits taken in the 2019 National Hockey League Entry Draft, representing seven of the 11 Hockey East member schools. Hockey East's 27 selections were the most of any college hockey conference in a draft that saw 71 NCAA players and recruits chosen, the most since 2007. A full list of Hockey East players taken can be found below.

Of the 27 players, three spent the 2018-19 season in Hockey East and all three appeared in the 2019 Frozen Four, including Providence's Tyce Thompson (Milford, Conn./New Jersey) and a pair of Massachusetts players in Marc Del Gaizo (Basking Ridge, N.J./Nashville) and Filip Lindberg (Espoo, Finland/Minnesota). Only four players who skated in the NCAA last season were selected.

In total, Hockey East had 12 forwards, 12 defensemen, and three goaltenders chosen. Boston University led all NCAA schools with eight selections in the draft, while Boston College boasted five, including a record three in the first round. Providence had four players taken, while UConn and Massachusetts each boasted three and UMass Lowell Northeastern had two each.

The record showing at the 2019 NHL Draft concludes a banner 2018-19 season for Hockey East that saw 96 alumni play in the NHL, more than any other college hockey conference. That number is 16 more than the second place league and nearly double the next-closest conference.

Hockey East Selections in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft
Rd. Pick Player Team Pos. School 2018-19 Team
1 9 Trevor Zegras ANA F Boston University U.S. National Under-18 Team
1 12 Matthew Boldy MIN F Boston College U.S. National Under-18 Team
1 13 Spencer Knight FLA G Boston College U.S. National Under-18 Team
1 16 Alex Newhook COL F Boston College Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL)
2 42 Vladislav Firstov MIN F UConn Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)
2 43 Alex Vlasic CHI D Boston University U.S. National Under-18 Team
2 46 Jayden Struble MTL D Northeastern Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL)
2 47 Drew Helleson COL D Boston College U.S. National Under-18 Team
2 54 Robert Mastrosimone DET F Boston University Chicago Steel (USHL)
3 68 Zac Jones NYR D Massachusetts Tri-City Storm (USHL)
3 90 Domenick Fensore CAR D Boston University U.S. National Under-18 Team
4 96 Tyce Thompson NJD F Providence Providence
4 97 Ethan Phillips DET F Boston University Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)
4 99 Cade Webber CAR D Boston University Rivers School (USHS)
4 100 Matej Blumel EDM F UConn Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)
4 106 Carter Berger FLA D UConn Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL)
4 109 Marc Del Gaizo NSH D Massachusetts Massachusetts
4 118 Case McCarthy NJD D Boston University U.S. National Under-18 Team
4 120 Max Crozier TBL D Providence Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)
5 144 Logan Neaton WIN G UMass Lowell Prince George Spruce Kings (BCHL)
6 157 Braden Doyle LAK D Boston University Lawrence Academy (USHS)
6 158 Patrick Moynihan NJD F Providence U.S. National Under-18 Team
6 162 Tomas Mazura EDM F Providence Kimball Union (USHS)
6 166 Marshall Warren MIN D Boston College U.S. National Under-18 Team
7 188 Andre Lee LAK F UMass Lowell Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)
7 195 Aidan McDonough VAN F Northeastern Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (USHL)
7 197 Filip Lindberg MIN G Massachusetts Massachusetts