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13 Big Ten Players Selected in NHL Draft

Michigan recruit Dylan Larkin was the first Big Ten player, and first NCAA player, selected in the 2014 NHL Draft
Michigan recruit Dylan Larkin was the first Big Ten player, and first NCAA player, selected in the 2014 NHL Draft
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The Big Ten saw 13 players, representing five of the league's six members, drafted in the 2014 NHL Draft this weekend.

The Big Ten also had the first NCAA player drafted, when Michigan recruit Dylan Larkin was selected 15th overall by the Detroit Red Wings. Michigan had one other player drafted when their starting goalie from last season, Zach Nagelvoort was selected in the 4th round, 111th overall by the Edmonton Oilers.

Michigan State had one recruit drafted when Indiana Ice(USHL) defenseman Josh Jacobs was selected in the second round by the New Jersey Devils.

Minnesota saw four of their recruits hear their name called in the draft, which was the third-highest total for any NCAA school. Defenseman Ryan Collins was selected in the second round, 47th overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets. In the next round, Winnipeg selected defenseman Jack Glover 69th overall. Another defenseman, Steven Johnson was the final pick of the fourth round, going 120th overall to the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings. And to close out the draft, forward Jack Ramsey was selected 208th overall by Chicago, two picks from the final pick of the draft.

Ohio State had a stronger-than-expected second day of the draft with three players selected in the 5th round of the draft. Forward Dakota Joshua was selected 128th overall by Toronto. Then, current and future teammates Tyler Nanne and Miguel Fidler, both of Edina High School, were selected 142nd and 143rd by the New York Rangers and Florida Panthers respectively.

Wisconsin also saw three future players selected in the draft. Defenseman Jack Dougherty was selected in the second round, 51st overall by the Nashville Predators. A second defenseman, Matt Berkovitz out of Ashwaubenon HS in Wisconsin was selected in the fifth round, 123rd overall by the Anaheim Ducks. Finally, forward Matt Ustaski's strong finish to his BCHL season earned him a spot in the draft, going 192nd overall in the seventh round to the Winnipeg Jets.

Penn State was the only Big Ten team to not have a future player selected.