There were a handful of American born college prospects drafted in the 2013 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) Draft held Saturday in Chicoutimi, Quebec.
The biggest name was Cam Askew who was selected 11th overall by the Drummondville Voltiguers. The South Boston native spent the past season playing prep hockey for Cushing Academy.
Askew was drafted first overall by the Indiana Ice in last month's USHL Draft, but suddenly decided not to attend their camp, and instead head to Quebec. One of the top 1997-born players in the United States, he had previously committed to Northeastern before switching his pledge to Boston University. According to multiple sources, it is likely Askew will sign with Drummondville and pass up the college game.
Boston College recruit Noah Hanifin, a St. Sebastian's blue liner, was the second American chosen in the draft. The Quebec Remparts drafted him in the second round. Hanafin's family advisor is legendary Boston Bruins defenseman Bobby Orr who runs a sports agency with his son Darren.
Quebec native and Salisbury Prep goaltender Callum Booth was selected by the Remparts in the third round. In recent years, Salisbury has been a hotbed for Quebec players. The three Biega brothers, Alex, Michael and Danny, all went to Salisbury before matriculating to Harvard.
St. John drafted Boston University recruit Jack Eichel, who has recently reaffirmed his commitment to play college hockey. The Sea Dogs took a flyer on the Chelmsford, Mass. native who plays for the US National Development Program. Halifax, which previously drafted Eichel, forfeited the rights to him last week.
Americans selected in QMJHL Draft
Cam Askew - Drafted by Drummondville, Cushing Academy forward, BU commit, Indiana Ice (USHL) draft pick
Noah Hanifin - Drafted by Quebec, St. Sebastian's defenseman, BC recruit
Callum Booth - Drafted by Quebec, Salisbury goaltender, Montreal native, uncommitted NCAA prospect
Chase Harwell - Drafted by Sherbrook, Selects Academy (CT) forward, Quinnipiac recruit
Connor Moynihan - Drafted by Halifax, forward for Middlesex Islanders (U16) team, New Hampshire native, undecided on college commitment
Will Smith - Drafted by Moncton, Springfield (EJHL) forward, UMass-Amherst recruit
Lucas Michaud - Drafted by Val d'Or, Berwick Prep forward, Maine native, undecided on college choice
Tucker White - Drafted by Moncton, Wachusett (MA) High defenseman, big bodied blue liner has yet to make a college commitment
Max Prawdzik - Drafted by Gatineau, Brooks Academy (MA) goaltender has yet to make a college commitment
Robert Dray - Drafted by Blainville-Boisbriand, St. Mark's (MA) forward
Jack Eichel - Drafted by St. John, Boston University recruit, US National Development forward, Chelmsford, Mass. native
Miles Gendron - Drafted by Moncton, Rivers Prep (MA) forward
Stephan Seeger - Drafted by Moncton, Brunswick Prep (CT) forward
Ben DiMaio - Drafted by Charlottetown, Boston Advantage Tier I Midget defenseman, Dartmouth recruit
Jonathan MacLeod - Drafted by Moncton, US National Development Program defenseman from Dracut, Mass., previously played at Kimball Union Academy (ME), Boston University recruit
Charlie Barrow - Drafted by Shawinigan, Belmont Hill (MA) Prep defenseman
Joel Daccord - Drafted by St. John, Cushing Academy goaltender, father played at Merrimack, and now runs a goaltending school and briefly was a goaltending coach for Boston Bruins
Sam Michaud - Drafted by Val d'Or four rounds after his brother, forward plays for the Middlesex Islanders (MA) U18 team
Zachary Malatesta - Drafted by Moncton, Boston Jr. Bruins U18 defenseman from Wilmington, Mass
James Winkler - Drafted by Cape Breton, forward for Berwick (ME) Prep
Gianni Paolo - Drafted Shawinigan, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Midget defenseman, Rhode Island native, plans to play for Portland Pirates U20 (USPHL) in 2013-14.
Ean Mendeszoon - Drafted by Acadie-Bathurst, big defenseman for St. John's Prep, rising-junior at the Danvers, Mass. high school
Benjamin Freeman - Drafted by Gatineau, big forward who plays for Northfield-Mount Hermon Prep (MA), Falmouth, Maine native
Ryan Blais - Drafted by Victoriaville, puck-moving defenseman from Woonsocket, RI, previously played for Rhode Island powerhouse Mount St. Charles, will play for Jr. Bruins in USEHL
Bryan Lemos - Drafted Rouyn-Noranda, East Providence, RI native, formerly played at LaSalle Academy, played with Blais for Jr. Bruins in USEHL, Providence recruit
Joey Dudek - Drafted by Quebec, forward for Kimball Union Academy, Boston College recruit, previously played for Casey Kesselring at Pinkerton Academy, New Hampshire native
Anthony Wyse - Drafted by Baie-Comeau, defenseman for Boston Advantage midget
Bob Carpenter - Drafted by Halifax, Austin Prep (MA) forward, father Bob played in NHL, Boston University recruit
Matthew Brazel - Drafted by Cape Breton, Hingham (MA) HS forward
Cody Todesco - Drafted by Sherbrook, forward for Nobles Prep (MA)
John Carlson - Drafted Chicoutimi, big defenseman for Hingham HS
Austin Ricci - Drafted by Victoriaville, forward for St. Paul Prep (NH)
Bryan Nelson - Dtafted by Rouyn-Noranda, St. John's Shrewsbury defenseman
Trevor Fidler - Drafted by Charlottetown, small forward for Dexter Prep (MA)
Jamie Dorsey - Drafted by Moncton, Northfield-Mt. Hermon defenseman
Ryan Donato - Drafted by Rimouski, Dexter (MA) forward, son of Harvard coach and former Bruins forward Ted Donato
Peter Crinella - Drafted by Baie-Comeau, Springfield Cathedral forward, committed to Holy Cross
Zachary Sanford - Drafted by Acadie-Bathurst, Middlesex Islanders forward, 2013 NHL draft prospect, committed to Boston College, Pinkerton Academy alum
Patrick Flynn - Drafted by Chicoutimi, Boston Advantage Midget forward, Dartmouth recruit
Jake McCarthy - Drafted by Drummondville, St. Sebastian's Prep defenseman
Brandon Borges - Drafted by Moncton, Williston Prep (MA) forward, Rhode Island native
Austin Jadovich - Drafted by Blainville-Boisbriand, Avon Old Farms (CT) defenseman
Tyler Bird - Drafted by Rimouski, forward for St. John's Prep (MA), committed to Brown
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