2015-16 NCAA commitments of NHL-drafted players

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Kyle Connor - Winnipeg Jets; Brock Boeser - Vancouver Canucks - 2015 NHL Draft

Photo: NHL prospects Kyle Connor (Winnipeg Jets) and Brock Boeser (Vancouver Canucks) are two first round selections from the 2015 NHL Draft who are college-bound in 2015 (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

Below is the list of all players taken in the 2015 NHL Draft whose commitment (verbally or otherwise) has been verified as of July 1st. Unless otherwise indicated, all players will play in the NCAA this fall. This list does not include players that played in the NCAA in 2014-15. Read more»

2015 NHL Draft: Notes and Numbers from Sunrise

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Dylan Strom, Connor McDavid, and Jack Eichel - 2015 NHL Draft - Round One

Photo: The Arizona Coyotes’ Dylan Strome (L), Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid (C), and Buffalo Sabres’ Jack Eichel were the top three picks of the 2015 NHL Draft (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Perhaps the most anticipated NHL Draft in the past decade is now in the books. The 2015 draft class of 211 players, led by top talents Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, have found new homes in the NHL and will begin their journey to a pro career beginning with the coming summer development camps put on by the 30 NHL clubs. Read more»

The Top 5 undersized prospects available for the 2015 NHL Draft

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Jeremy Bracco - Team USA

Photo: U.S. NTDP forward and 2015 prospect Jeremy Bracco is likely to have his name called in the second round of the 2015 NHL Draft (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)

For as long as hockey has existed, there have been small, undersized players that have found a way to change the game like very few can. Theoren Fleury, Glenn Resch, Martin St. Louis, Johnny Gaudreau, and Tyler Johnson–they’ve all been told they were too small, too short, and just not big enough for a sport of giants; but they never listened. Call it heart, call it willful ignorance, or thick skin, these players defied the odds in a league with an archaic belief that size matters; and they did it well. Read more»

2015 NHL Draft Preview: White heads golden group from U.S. NTDP

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Colin White - U.S. NTDP - 2015 NHL Combine

Photo: U.S. NTDP forward and 2015 prospect Colin White is one of a few NTDP players that will move on to Boston College in the fall (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

The 2014-15 season was another one in which the U.S. National Team Development Program saw its work culminate in a gold medal at the U18 World Championship, this time around in Zug, Switzerland. Read more»

2015 NHL Draft Preview: Eichel leads bumper crop from the NCAA ranks

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Jack Eichel, A.J. Greer, and Brien Diffley - Boston University

Photo: Boston University players Jack Eichel (L), A.J. Greer (C), and Brien Diffley (L) could make it a hat trick of selections for the Terriers at the 2015 NHL Draft (all courtesy of Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire)

Following a draft that saw no players chosen directly out of an NCAA program in the first round, the 2015 NHL Draft class from the collegiate ranks could well be one of the strongest classes ever. As many as three NCAA prospects could be chosen in the top 10 of the first round, quite a turnaround from last year’s quiet showing. Read more»

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