Boston College’s Burt taken No. 1 overall in 2017 NWHL Draft

Katie Burt of Boston College (BC Athletics)
BC’s Katie Burt was the top pick in the 2017 NWHL Draft and will stay in town with the Boston Pride (photo: BC Athletics).

2017_NWHL_Draft_Final__1__largeThe National Women’s Hockey League held its third annual draft Thursday night and all 20 players selected came from the NCAA Division I ranks, led by Boston College goaltender Katie Burt, who went first overall to the Boston Pride.

Round (Overall)Player's NamePositionCollege TeamNWHL Team
1 (1)Katie BurtGBoston CollegeBoston Pride
1 (2)Kennedy MarchmentFSt. LawrenceBuffalo Beauts
1 (3)Taylar CianfaranoFQuinnipiacNew York Riveters
1 (4)Kenzie KentFBoston CollegeBoston Pride
2 (5)Sam DonovanFBrownConnecticut Whale
2 (6)Savannah HarmonDClarksonBuffalo Beauts
2 (7)Victoria BachFBoston UniversityNew York Riveters
2 (8)Mallory SouliotisDYaleBoston Pride
3 (9)Eden MurrayFYaleConnecticut Whale
3 (10)Brittany HowardFRobert MorrisBuffalo Beauts
3 (11)McKenna BrandFNortheasternNew York Riveters
3 (12)Lexie LaingFHarvardBoston Pride
4 (13)Denisa KrizovaFNortheasternConnecticut Whale
4 (14)Annika ZalewskiFColgateBuffalo Beauts
4 (15)Toni Ann MianoFBoston CollegeNew York Riveters
4 (16)Lauren KellyDNortheasternBoston Pride
5 (17)Nina RodgersFBoston UniversityConnecticut Whale
5 (18)Amy SchlagelDNew HampshireBuffalo Beauts
5 (19)Rebecca LeslieFBoston UniversityNew York Riveters
5 (20)Julia FedeskiDNew HampshireBoston Pride

Boston College, Boston University and Northeastern had the most players drafted with three each.

Hockey East was the conference with the most draftees (11); ECAC was second with eight and the CHA had one.

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