Record Number of Hockey East Players Drafted in 2016 NHL Draft

Thirty-nine percent of the 61 current or future NCAA players selected at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft came out of Hockey East. (Photo:

A record 24 current or future Hockey East players were selected in the 2016 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

Eight of the 12 Hockey East institutions were represented, including Boston College (3), Boston University (6), Connecticut (2), Northeastern (3), Notre Dame (3), Providence (4), UMass Lowell (2), and Vermont (1). BU led all schools with their six picks, including four in the first round, which also tied a record for first-rounders by one team (Minnesota, 2006).

In total, the 24 players represent 39 percent of the 61 current or future NCAA players selected at the draft.

The following is the list of players from Hockey East institutions:


Rd. Pick Team Player 2015-16 Team NCAA Team

3 86 BUF Casey Fitzgerald Boston College

5 149 EDM Graham McPhee US NTDP (USHL) Boston College

3 62 TOR Joseph Woll US NTDP (USHL) Boston College


1 19 NYI Kieffer Bellows US NTDP (USHL) Boston University

1 7 ARI Clayton Keller US NTDP (USHL) Boston University

5 138 NSH Patrick Harper Avon Old Farms Boston University

1 14 BOS Charlie McAvoy Boston University

1 17 NSH Dante Fabbro Penticton (BCHL) Boston University

2 45 CHI Chad Krys US NTDP (USHL) Boston University


6 181 PIT Joseph Masonius Connecticut

1 26 STL Tage Thompson Connecticut


5 125 STL Nolan Stevens Northeastern

3 67 CAR Matt Filipe Cedar Rapids (USHL) Northeastern

7 192 NJ Jeremy Davies Bloomington (USHL) Northeastern


2 34 CBJ Andrew Peeke Green Bay (USHL) Notre Dame

6 161 COL Nathan Clurman Culver Military Academy Notre Dame

2 40 COL Cam Morrison Youngstown (USHL) Notre Dame


4 106 MIN Brandon Duhaime Tri-City (USHL) Providence

7 203 CHI Jake Ryczek Waterloo (USHL) Providence

2 61 PIT Kasper Bjorkqvist Blues Jr. (Finland) Providence

7 183 EDM Vincent Desharnais Providence Providence


6 174 NYR Tyler Wall Leamington (GOJHL) UMass Lowell

7 208 TB Ryan Lohin Waterloo (USHL) UMass Lowell


4 118 TB Ross Colton Cedar Rapids (USHL) Vermont
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