65 Selected in NHL Draft
Twenty-five schools had a player or recruit taken in the 2020 NHL Draft.

Northeastern freshman Sam Colangelo was the first NCAA player selected in the second round Wednesday (Photo by Dan Hickling / Hickling Images).

Sixty-five NCAA players were selected in the 2020 NHL Draft, which was held over two days on Tuesday and Wednesday. That total matches the second-most NCAA selections in the last 13 drafts, trailing only the 70 that were taken last year.

Twenty-five schools – nearly half of the 61 in Division I – had at least one player or recruit chosen in the draft, which opened with three first-round NCAA selections on Tuesday night. Rounds two through seven, held Wednesday, each featured between eight and 13 NCAA selections.

Sortable: NCAA Selections in 2020 NHL Draft

Harvard led all schools with seven players or recruits selected, followed by North Dakota (six), Michigan (five), Northeastern and Massachusetts (four each).

Other notes:

  • The 65 NCAA selections matched the second-most in the last 13 drafts, trailing only the 70 NCAA selections made last year.
  • Twenty-five of the NHL’s 31 teams selected at least one NCAA player, led by Toronto and Montreal with five each. Montreal has selected 189 NCAA players all-time, the most of any NHL franchise.
  • Boston College and Michigan each had players selected for the 25th consecutive draft, the longest active streak of any NCAA school.
  • North Dakota freshman defenseman Jake Sanderson was the first NCAA player selected at fifth overall by Ottawa, the fourth year in a row that an NCAA player went in the top five picks.
  • The majority of the NCAA selections will be freshmen this season. Five players who spent 2019-20 in college were taken, led by Wisconsin sophomore Dylan Holloway (14th overall, Edmonton).
  • The NCAA selections featured 40 forwards, 22 defensemen and three goaltenders.
  • They included 44 Americans, 15 Canadians, three Russians and one player each from Czech Republic, Finland and Sweden.