Current and incoming NCAA players figured heavily into Friday night's first round of the 2016 NHL Entry Entry Draft in Buffalo.Among a record 12 Americans taken amongst the first 30 selections were Clayton Keller, who is headed to Boston University this fall and was chosen seventh overall by the Arizona Coyotes. Future BU teammate Charlie McAvoy went 14th to the Boston Bruins, while Wisconsin's Luke Kunin went next to the Minnesota Wild. Tage Thompson of UConn was chosen 26th overall by the St. Louis Blues.
The second round on Saturday started off with Notre Dame recruits Andrew Peeke (34th) and Cam Morrison (40th) going to the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Colorado Avalanche, respectively. According to CollegeHockeyInc.com, a total of 61 players with NCAA ties heard their names called this weekend.BU led all schools with six selections overall, followed by North Dakota and Wisconsin with five draftees apiece. Providence saw four of its players taken in the two-day event, while Boston College, Denver, Michigan, Northeastern, Notre Dame and Omaha each had three skaters selected.
A full, sortable list of selections can be found here.