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
|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)|
|2||43||Ruslan||Iskhakov||NYI||F||UConn||CSKA 2 (Russia)|
|3||63||Jack||McBain||MIN||F||Boston College||Toronto Jr. Canadiens (OJHL)|
|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|
|5||126||Angus||Crookshank||OTT||F||New Hampshire||Langley (BCHL)|
|6||177||Liam||Gorman||PIT||F||Boston University||St. Sebastian's School|
|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|