Irish in the NHL Draft


Notre Dame Athletics | June 17, 2019

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Since the inaugural season of Irish hockey, 84 members of the Notre Dame hockey program have heard their names called at the National Hockey League Draft.
The 2019 NHL Draft is set for Friday and Saturday, June 21-22 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia. The opening round will take place on Friday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVAS) before rounds 2-7 occur on Saturday (1 p.m. ET; NHL Network, SN).
Since 2004, at least one current or former Irish player has been taken in the draft. Additionally, 37 Irish players have been selected since head coach Jeff Jackson took over the Irish program.
Notre Dame has also had three first round selections. Forward Riley Sheahan was a first round selection of the Detroit Red Wings in 2010 (21st overall). Before that, former defenseman Ian Cole (St. Louis, 18th overall in 2007) and former forward Kyle Palmieri (Anaheim, 26th in 2009) also were first round selections.
Last year, Jake Pivonka and Spencer Stastney become the 83rd and 84th members of the Notre Dame hockey program to be selected in the NHL Draft. The New York Islanders selected Pivonka, a forward, in the fourth round (103rd overall), while the Nashville Predators took Stastney in the fifth round (131st overall).
Overall, the 2019-20 Notre Dame hockey roster will feature at least six student-athletes who have already been drafted, with several freshmen also in the mix to hear their names called this weekend in Vancouver.

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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