Hockey East with Strong Showing at NHL Draft
21 Players Selected With Ties to Hockey East
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21 Players Selected With Ties to Hockey East

WAKEFIELD, Mass. - The Hockey East Association boasts 21 players and recruits taken in the 2018 National Hockey League Entry Draft, representing nine of the 11 Hockey East member schools. Hockey East's 21 selections were the most of any college hockey conference in a draft that saw 67 NCAA players and recruits chosen, the most since 2007. A full list of Hockey East players taken can be found below.

Of the 21 players, three spent the 2017-18 season in Hockey East, including fourth overall pick Brady Tkachuk (St. Louis, Mo./Boston University/Ottawa), 2017-18 Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Year Logan Hutsko (Tampa, Fla./Boston College/Florida), and Massachusetts's leading point-getter from last season John Leonard (Amherst, Mass./Massachusetts/San Jose). Those three skaters are part of a group of just nine selections who skated in the NCAA last year.

In total, Hockey East had 15 forwards taken, three defensemen, and three goaltenders. Boston University and Providence led all NCAA schools with four selections in the draft, while Boston College and Northeastern had three each, UConn and New Hampshire saw two players taken each, and Maine, Massachusetts, and UMass Lowell each had one representative.


Hockey East Selections in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft
Rd. Pick First Last Team Pos. School 2017-18 Team
1 4 Brady Tkachuk OTT F Boston University Boston University
1 11 Oliver Wahlstrom NYI F Boston College NTDP (USHL)
1 14 Joel Farabee PHI F Boston University NTDP (USHL)
1 19 Jay O'Brien PHI F Providence Thayer Academy
2 43 Ruslan Iskhakov NYI F UConn CSKA 2 (Russia)
3 63 Jack McBain MIN F Boston College Toronto Jr. Canadiens (OJHL)
3 68 Tyler Madden VAN F Northeastern Tri-City (USHL)
3 69 Jake Wise CHI F Boston University NTDP (USHL)
3 71 Jordan Harris MTL D Northeastern Kimball Union Academy
3 81 Seth Barton DET D UMass Lowell Trail (BCHL)
3 89 Logan Hutsko FLA F Boston College Boston College
4 111 Jachym Kondelik NSH F UConn Muskegon (USHL)
5 126 Angus Crookshank OTT F New Hampshire Langley (BCHL)
5 139 Mikael Hakkarainen CHI F Providence Muskegon (USHL)
5 142 Michael Callahan ARI D Providence Youngstown (USHL)
6 177 Liam Gorman PIT F Boston University St. Sebastian's School
6 182 John Leonard SJS F Massachusetts Massachusetts
7 192 Matt Thiessen VAN G Maine Steinbach (MJHL)
7 197 Jake Kucharshki CAR G Providence Des Moines (USHL)
7 214 Ty Taylor TBL G New Hampshire Vernon (BCHL)
7 216 Riley Hughes NYR F Northeastern St. Sebastian's School