Record 23 Current, Future Hockey East Players Picked In 2015 NHL Draft

by NESN Staff

June 29, 2015

Hockey East is college hockey’s premier conference, and it was well represented in last week’s 2015 NHL Draft.

Twenty-three players who played for Hockey East schools last season, or will next year, were drafted by NHL teams Friday and Saturday. That’s a record for any one draft.

Headlining the group were Boston University forward Jack Eichel (No. 2 overall to Buffalo) and Boston College defenseman Noah Hanifin (No. 5 overall to Carolina). It was the first time since 2006 that two NCAA players were selected in the top five.

Here’s the full list of players who had their name called at this year’s draft, per Hockey East.

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Thumbnail photo via Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports Images

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