WAKEFIELD, Mass. - Eleven players with ties to Hockey East representing four different schools were selected in the National Women's Hockey League Entry Draft Thursday night, accounting for more than half of the 20-player draft. It was the third annual entry draft for the NWHL since the league's inception in 2015, featuring the Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale and New York Riveters. A full list of selected players can be found below.
Boston College goaltender Katie Burt (Lynn, Mass.) was selected first overall by the Boston Pride, marking the first time a netminder was chosen with the top pick. She was the lone backstop selected in the draft. Burt is the second Boston College alumna to be the top choice, following Alex Carpenter's (North Reading, Mass.) selection in 2015 by the New York Riveters. Fellow Eagle Kenzie Kent (Norwell, Mass.) was also taken in the first round, fourth overall, by the Pride.
|1||1||Boston||Katie Burt||G||Boston College|
|1||4||Boston||Kenzie Kent||F||Boston College|
|2||7||New York||Victoria Bach||F||Boston University|
|3||11||New York||McKenna Brand||F||Northeastern|
|4||15||New York||Toni Ann Miano||F||Boston College|
|5||17||Connecticut||Nina Rodgers||F||Boston University|
|5||18||Buffalo||Amy Schlagel||D||New Hampshire|
|5||19||New York||Rebecca Leslie||F||Boston University|
|5||20||Boston||Julia Fedeski||D||New Hampshire|