Over 30 prospects from New England born in 2001 have committed to playing college hockey at a Division 1 program.
The 2001s, sans the prospects with late birthdays, are in their draft year throughout the 2018-19 season. Two New Englanders – forward Matt Boldy (Millis, Mass.) and goaltender Spencer Knight (Darien, Conn.) – are projected as first-round selections at the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Most of the top uncommitted '01s from New England happen to be on the blue line. The below rankings take into consideration future potential, plus current skill level and hockey IQ.