NHL Draft: Where Are All the Prospects Going?
The first round of the NHL Draft was held Friday night, with winger Taylor Hall going first overall to the Edmonton Oilers.
Perhaps not surprisingly, only one current college player was drafted. Center Riley Sheahan of Notre Dame was drafted 21st overall by the Detroit Red Wings.
Of course, many players who are drafted into the NHL will go to college, with the team drafting them maintaining the rights to that player.
Here’s the colleges where players who were drafted committed to:
14. Jaden Schwartz, C, St. Louis Blues: Colorado College
15. Derek Forbort, D, Los Angeles Kings: University of North Dakota
19. Nick Bjugstad, C, Florida Panthers: University of Minnesota
20. Beau Bennett, RW, Pittsburgh Penguins: University of Denver
22. Jarred Tinordi, D, Montreal Canadiens: Notre Dame
24. Kevin Hayes, RW, Chicago Blackhawks: Boston College
28. Charlie Coyle, RW/C, San Jose Sharks: Boston University
30. Brock Nelson, C, New York Islanders: University of North Dakota