NHL Draft by the Numbers
A look at NCAA hockey’s impact on the NHL Draft through the years.

Wisconsin’s Dylan Holloway is the 12th ranked North American skater by NHL Central Scouting.

184 – NCAA players selected by the Montreal Canadiens in NHL Amateur/Entry Drafts, the most of any franchise

173 – NCAA players drafted in the first round since 1964 (St. Lawrence’s Alex Campbell was the first)

2020 NCAA / NHL Draft Guide (.pdf)

125 – NCAA players taken in the 1987 Entry Draft, the most in any one draft

106 – NCAA players and recruits in NHL Central Scouting’s Final Rankings

88 – Percentage of Americans taken in the last two drafts (2018, ’19) that played NCAA hockey

70 – NCAA players and recruits selected in the 2019 NHL Draft, the most in 12 years

35 – Schools represented (of the 60 in Division I) in the Central Scouting rankings

27 – Schools that have produced a first-round pick all-time (18 in the last 12 drafts)

All-Time NCAA First Round Picks

24 – Consecutive years with a draft pick for Boston College and Michigan (starting in 1996), tied for the second-longest such streak for any school in history (Minnesota had picks in 27 straight drafts, 1974-2000)

18 – Age Connecticut’s Yan Kuznetsov turned on March 2, the youngest player in NCAA Division I men’s hockey in 2019-20

17 – The most NCAA selections in any one round of a draft (fourth round in 2018, sixth round in 2015, ninth round in 2004)

11 – College players taken in the first round in 2016 and 2007, the most first-rounders in any draft

11 – First rounders who played NCAA hockey in 2019-20

10 – First round picks from Boston University in the last five NHL Drafts

9 – The most picks from one school in one draft (Minnesota, 2007)

9 – Points for Wisconsin’s Dylan Holloway in the last 10 games of 2019-20

7 – NCAA picks among the first 16 selections of the 2019 NHL Draft, the most ever

6 – The most first-round picks to play for one NCAA team (North Dakota, 2005-06; Joe Finley, Brian Lee, T.J. Oshie, Drew Stafford, Jonathan Toews, Travis Zajac)

4 – The most top-10 picks in one draft to play NCAA hockey (2006: Erik Johnson, Jonathan Toews, Phil Kessel and Kyle Okposo)

1 – Joe Murphy (1986), Rick DiPietro (2000) and Erik Johnson (2006) are the three NCAA players to be selected first overall in the NHL Draft