Six 2018 NHL Draft prospects from New England participated in this past week’s NHL Scouting Combine at the HarborCenter in Buffalo, N.Y.
Quincy, Mass., native Oliver Wahlstrom, a right wing from USA Hockey’s NTDP, is projected to be the first New England resident off the board. Committed to Boston College, Wahlstrom should be off the board within the top ten picks.
Jay O’Brien, a Hingham, Mass., native committed to Providence, is expected to hear his name called towards the end of the first round or the beginning of the second round. The Thayer center scored at nearly a three point per game clip in prep hockey.
The other four New England natives included Northeastern commit Jordan Harris (Haverhill, Mass./Kimball Union), Merrimack commit Michael Kesselring (New Hampton, N.H./New Hampton), Providence commit Michael Callahan (Franklin, Mass./Youngstown Phantoms), and Boston University recruit Jake Wise (North Andover, Mass./U.S. NTDP U-18).
NHL Central Scouting reveals the top 25 finishers in each fitness test. Listed below are the New England prospects who finished in the top 25 of the various tests at the 2018 NHL Scouting Combine: