PHILADELPHIA -- Five Ivies were selected in the 2014 National Hockey League (NHL) Draft in Philadelphia over the weekend.
Brown and Cornell both had two selections while Harvard touted the highest Ivy draft pick of the two-day event. All five Ivy League selections are forwards.
Headlining the picks was Harvard incoming freshman Ryan Donato. Donato was selected in the second round (56th overall) by the Boston Bruins, the same team his father and current Harvard head coach Ted Donato, played for during his playing days.
Two current Brown forwards, Maxwell William and Tyler Bird had their names called in the fifth round. William was selected by the Buffalo Sabres with the 121st overall pick while Bird heard his name called at No. 137 from the Colorado Avalanche.
Defending Ivy League champion Cornell had two of their incomers selected when Jared Fiegl and Dwyer Tschantz earned the 191st and 202nd picks, respectively. The duo are the sixth and seventh NHL draft picks that will take the ice for the Big Red in the 2014-15 season.
2014 Ivy League Men’s Hockey NHL Draft Selections
|2||56||Ryan Donato, Boston||Harvard||Forward|
|5||121||Maxwell William, Buffalo||Brown||Forward|
|5||137||Tyler Bird, Colorado||Brown||Forward|
|7||191||Jared Fiegl, Arizona||Cornell||Forward|
|7||202||Dwyer Tschantz, St. Louis