25 Current or Future Hockey East Players Selected in Entry Draft
Hockey East Boasts Most NCAA Selections in 2020 NHL Draft
25 Current or Future Hockey East Players Selected in Entry Draft

WAKEFIELD, Mass. - The Hockey East Association saw 25 current players and recruits selected in the 2020 National Hockey League Entry Draft, representing nine of the 11 Hockey East member schools. Hockey East's 25 selections were the most of any college hockey conference and represent nearly 40% of the 65 NCAA players and recruits chosen. A full list of Hockey East players taken can be found below.

Of the 25 players, four spent the 2019-20 season in Hockey East, including UConn defenseman Yan Kuznetzov (Murmansk, Russia/Calgary), Massachusetts defenseman Matthew Kessel (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./St. Louis), Merrimack defenseman Zach Uens (Belleville, Ont./Florida), and New Hampshire forward Filip Engaras (Stockholm, Sweden/Edmonton.) In total, Hockey East had 16 forwards, seven defensemen, and two goaltenders chosen. Massachusetts and Northeastern led all member schools with four players chosen each, while Boston College, Boston University, UConn, and Providence each boast three, Merrimack and New Hampshire claimed two, and one UMass Lowell player was picked.

In total, 20 of the current 31 NHL clubs chose at least one current or future Hockey East player. The selections were highlighted by four second round choices and seven of the 10 NCAA players picked in the sixth round.

The impressive showing at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft follows a record-breaking 2019 Draft that saw 27 Hockey East selections. The draft concludes a 2019-20 season for Hockey East that saw 94 alumni play in the NHL, once again more than any other college hockey conference.

Hockey East Selections in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft
Rd. Pick Player School Pos. NHL Team 2019-20 Team
2 36 Sam Colangelo Northeastern F Anaheim Chicago (USHL)
2 46 Drew Commesso Boston University G Chicago U.S. NTDP
2 47 Luch Tuch Boston University F Montreal U.S. NTDP
2 50 Yan Kuznetzov UConn D Calgary UConn
3 86 Dylan Peterson Boston University F St. Louis U.S. NTDP
3 89 Trevor Kuntar Boston College F Boston Youngstown (USHL)
4 105 Zach Uens Merrimack D Florida Merrimack
4 116 Eamon Powell Boston College D Tampa Bay U.S. NTDP
4 118 Colby Ambrosio Boston College F Colorado Tri-City (USHL)
4 121 Alex Jefferies Merrimack F NYI The Gunnery (US Prep)
5 130 Artem Shalaine UConn F New Jersey Shattuck-St. Mary's (US Prep)
5 134 Brett Berard Providence F NYR U.S. NTDP
5 140 Ben Meehan UMass Lowell D Los Angeles Cedar Rapids (USHL)
5 150 Matthew Kessel Massachusetts D St. Louis Massachusetts
6 157 Nick Capone UConn F Tampa Bay Tri-City (USHL)
6 159 Lucas Mercuri Massachusetts F Carolina Salisbury (US Prep)
6 166 Luke Reid New Hampshire D Nashville Chicago (USHL)
6 169 Filip Engaras New Hampshire F Edmonton New Hampshire
6 170 Chase Yoder Providence F Pittsburgh U.S. NTDP
6 182 Riley Duran Providence F Boston Lawrence Academy (US Prep)
6 184 Noah Ellis Massachusetts D Vegas Des Moines (USHL)
7 202 Gunnarwolfe Fontaine Northeastern F Nashville Chicago (USHL)
7 203 Chase Bradley Northeastern F Detroit Omaha (USHL)
7 210 Timofey Spitserov Massachusetts F San Jose Culver Academy (US Prep)
7 212 Devon Levi Northeastern G Florida Carleton Place (CAN Prep)