As the NHL Draft trends older, there’s a good likelihood that a player or two from New England college hockey teams will hear his name called next June in Montreal.
Last season, Providence freshman right wing Tyce Thompson, Massachusetts freshman defenseman Marc Del Gaizo, and Massachusetts freshman goaltender Filip Lindberg all were drafted at the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver.
Thompson and Del Gaizo were picked up in the fourth round by New Jersey and Nashville, respectively, before Minnesota took Lindberg in the seventh round.
Players born between January 1, 2000 and September 15, 2002 are eligible to be drafted next June. The most scouted draft eligible prospect in college hockey this season will be Wisconsin left-shot forward Dylan Holloway. From Calgary, Alberta, he put up huge numbers last season, his second with the Okotoks Oilers in the AJHL.