Photo: Boston College defenseman and Florida Panthers prospect Michael Matheson is the captain for the 10th-ranked Eagles in 2014-15 (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images
For the 2014-15 season, there are 75 NHL-drafted defensemen playing in the NCAA. The 10 drafted defensemen ranked in this article represent six NHL teams, with the Florida Panthers and the St. Louis Blues each having two prospects ranked. The 10 players also represent eight NCAA programs playing in four of the six conferences. Read more»
Photo: University of New Hampshire defenseman Brett Pesce has an impressive season for the Wildcats as a true freshman (courtesy of Fred Kfoury/Icon SMI)
This year’s class of collegians eligible for this year’s NHL Draft isn’t as strong as in recent drafts. Nevertheless, the NCAA does have some players who could hear their names called when the draft gets underway on June 30th at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.