2014 NHL Draft: Roundup Of Hockey East, Massachusetts High School Players Selected

DonatoHockey East is the best college conference in the United States, and that was evident during the 2014 NHL draft.

More than 20 players who have already played for or are committed to a Hockey East school were selected in this year’s entry draft in Philadelphia. Boston College and Boston University led the way with five players each.

Several players from Massachusetts high schools also were drafted on Saturday, continuing the state’s tradition of developing premier talent.

Here’s a roundup of the Hockey East and Massachusetts high school players selected in the 2014 draft.

Round 1

16 — Columbus Blue Jackets — Sonny Milano (Forward) — Boston College

18 — Minnesota Wild — Alex Tuch (Forward) — Boston College

Round 2

36 — Vancouver Canucks — Thatcher Demko (Goalie) — Boston College

52 — St. Louis Blues — Maxim Letunov (Forward) — Boston University

55 — Anaheim Ducks — Brandon Montour (Defenseman) — UMass

57 — Tampa Bay Lightning — Jonathan MacLeod (Defenseman) — Boston University

Round 3

64 — Calgary Flames — Brandon Hickey (Defenseman) — Boston University

67 — Carolina Hurricanes — Warren Foegele (Forward) — New Hampshire

70 — Ottawa Senators — Miles Gendron (Defenseman) — UConn

82 — St. Louis Blues — Jake Walman (Defenseman) — Providence

Round 4

92 — Florida Panthers — Joseph Wegwerth (Forward) — Notre Dame

100 — Ottawa Senators — Shane Eiserman (Forward) — New Hampshire

103 — Toronto Maple Leafs — J.J. Piccinich (Forward) — Boston University

Round 5

130 — Edmonton Oilers — Liam Coughlin (Forward) — Boston University

146 — Boston Bruins — Anders Bjork (Forward) — Notre Dame

Round 6

151 — Buffalo Sabres — Christopher Brown (Forward) — Boston College

152 — New Jersey Devils — Joey Dudek (Forward) — Boston College

158 — Toronto Maple Leafs — Nolan Vesey (Forward) — Maine

177 — Montreal Canadiens — Hayden Hawkey (Goalie) — Providence

178 — Chicago Blackhawks — Dylan Sikura (Forward) — Northeastern

Round 7

185 — Tampa Bay Lightning — Cameron Darcy (Forward) — Northeastern

207 — Montreal Canadiens — Jake Evans (Forward) — Notre Dame

Massachusetts High School Players Drafted

Round 2

56 — Boston Bruins — Ryan Donato (Forward) — Dexter School (click here for a scouting report)

Round 3

70 — Ottawa Senators — Miles Gendron (Defenseman) — Rivers Academy

Round 4

113 — Pittsburgh Penguins — Sam Lafferty (Forward) — Deerfield

Round 5

121 — Buffalo Sabres — Maxwell Willman (Forward) — Williston-Northampton

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