27 schools represented among selections of current and future NCAA stars
Fifty-six current or future NCAA players representing 27 schools were selected in the 2015 NHL Draft Friday and Saturday in Sunrise, Fla.
After a record-setting first round that saw three current NCAA players taken in the top 10 for the first time, 50 more players were selected Saturday in rounds two through seven. Nine of the 56 players played college hockey in 2014-15, with the rest planning to enroll in school this fall or in 2016.
Michigan led all schools with six players selected, followed by Boston College, Boston University, Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin with four each. Among the programs with a recruit selected was Arizona State, which joins Division I this fall; Sun Devil recruit Joel Daccord, who will enroll in 2016, was selected by Ottawa in the seventh round.
Twenty-six of the 30 NHL teams selected at least one NCAA prospect. Anaheim, Carolina, Florida, San Jose and Winnipeg each selected four NCAA players, tied for the most of any team.
NCAA alumni make up over 30% of all NHL players.