The NCAA East Regional kicks off the 2014 NCAA Men's Hockey Tournament and takes place on March 28th and 29th at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT.
Union College is the top seed in this regional and is joined by Quinnipiac, Providence College and Vermont. The four teams have a combined 13 NHL prospects on their rosters, the fewest of all the regionals.
As the NCAA season winds down, NHL teams begin to descend on the college hockey landscape in hopes of adding available free agents to their pipelines. Hockey Future takes a closer look at ten players (listed alphabetically by last name) who have all drawn considerable NHL interest and could soon be headed to an NHL organization near you. This year’s list features six forwards, three defensemen and one goaltender. Unless otherwise noted, all stats are current as of March 6th.
Hockey's Future has taken a look at five of the 11 teams in part one of our Hockey East season preview. In part two, we take a look at the remaining six teams that make up the Hockey East conference.
2012-13 is shaping up to be another exciting season in Hockey East. With the massive changes to the college hockey landscape on the horizon, the current, ten-member Hockey East conference will see an expansion in the next two years. Notre Dame joins the conference next season, while the University of Connecticut's men’s team will become Hockey East members beginning in the 2014-15 season (the UConn women’s team is already a member of Hockey East).
This year’s NCAA Draft class is shaping up to be one of the best in recent years. While few current collegians are ranked by the Central Scouting Service (CSS), NHL teams have, in recent drafts, selected a number of non-ranked players. The list below of the top 10 is comprised of seven forwards, three defensemen and one goaltender. The CCHA, Hockey East and the WCHA have three players represented while the ECAC has one.