Photo: A native of southern California, goaltender Thatcher Demko has worked his way onto the radars of many NHL teams in the past year. Demko is beginning his freshman season with Boston College. (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
If the 2013 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game is any indication, the state of California will be well represented at the 2014 NHL Draft. Four California-born players participated in the September 26th exhibition game, led by forward Chase De Leo and goaltender Thatcher Demko, both of whom head into the 2013-14 season with an 'A' ranking from NHL Central Scouting.
Photo: 2014 prospect Austin Poganski will spend the 2013-14 season with the USHL’s Tri-City Storm before moving on to the University of North Dakota (courtesy of the Tri-City Storm)
When Austin Poganski takes the ice for the U.S. Under-18 Select Team this weekend at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, much will have changed since the St. Cloud, MN native made his red, white and blue debut last year.
Photo: University of North Dakota goaltender and Boston Bruins prospect Zane Gothberg starred for the USHL’s Fargo Force before moving on to UND (courtesy of UND Athletics/Eric Classen)
Despite being a sixth round pick in 2010, Zane Gothberg has caught the attention of the Boston Bruins upper management as the University of North Dakota goaltender continues to impress.
Photo: Boston University defenseman and Boston Bruins prospect Matt Grzelcyk was one of the top rookies playing in Hockey East last season (courtesy of Michael Tureski/Icon SMI)
Being a 5'9” defenseman is no easy task, but Boston Bruins prospect and Boston University defenseman Matt Grzelcyk is making a quick impression.
Photo: With Montreal Canadiens top pick Mike McCarron moving on to the OHL, Florida Panthers selection Ian McCoshen becomes the top pick from the 2013 NHL Draft to commit to an NCAA program (courtesy of Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)
Below is the list of all players taken in the NHL Draft that have committed (verbally or otherwise) to NCAA teams as of June 30th. An Asterisk (*) indicates that the player has signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) that has been verified. Please note that Ivy League schools (Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton and Yale) do not accept NLI's. Unless otherwise indicated, all players will play in the NCAA this fall. This list does not include players that played in the NCAA in 2012-13.