The Boston College-bound Ian McCoshen finished second among USHL defensemen in scoring with 44 points (11 goals, 33 assists) in 53 games. He also finished third among defensemen in plus/minus with a plus-35 rating. Prior to playing with Waterloo, McCoshen attended the fabled Shattuck St. Mary’s School in Minnesota, which has churned out countless NHL talents.
Ian McCoshen Boston College, Hockey East
Connecticut native John Hayden is headed back to his home state to play for Yale University this fall. While playing for the USNTDP, Hayden finished fifth on the team in scoring during USHL contests with 20 points (11 goals, nine assists) in 24 games. He also represented Team USA at the U-18 World Junior Championship, earning a silver medal.
Bob Nystrom, Islanders forward 1972-1986
Drafted: 1972, NY Islanders (3rd round, 33rd overall)
"I was told so many times that I wasn’t going to make it so I didn’t pay much attention to it. I was going to have a beer at the bar, but my father called me and told me that I was drafted. I said, ‘By who?’ and he said, ‘The New York Islanders.' So I said, ‘Who?’ and he repeated himself again. Then an agent called and told me they wanted to bring me down to meet Bill Torrey and then I thought about what kind of car I was going to buy (Laughs). I was pretty happy about it.”
Each day of the week leading up to the draft, newyorkislanders.com will break down prospects from different leagues.
Wednesday: Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Thursday: Ontario Hockey League
Friday: Western Hockey League