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Three Alumni of USPHL Member Organizations Selected In First Round of NHL Draft

By By USPHL Staff, 06/21/19, 11:30PM EDT


The United States Premier Hockey League and Eastern Hockey Federation congratulate its Member Organizations' three alumni who were selected in the First Round of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft on Friday. 

Trevor Zegras was selected Ninth Overall by the Anaheim Ducks. Zegras is a former Mid-Fairfield Jr. Ranger, who are members of the EHF Selects and EHF. 

Also a former Mid-Fairfield player was Spencer Knight, a goalie who was drafted 13th overall by the Florida Panthers. 

Zegras, 18, scored 26 goals and had 61 assists in 60 games played for the U.S. National Under-18 team this season. The 6-foot, 174-pound Bedford, N.Y., native is headed to Boston University next season.

Knight had a 2.36 GAA in 33 games with the USA 18U team and a 2.21 GAA in 16 games with the U.S. NTDP Junior team. He will also attend Boston College next season. 

Just prior to Knight, however, the Minnesota Wild selected former Boston Jr. Eagle, Cape Cod Whaler, South Shore King and Providence Hockey Club member Matthew Boldy. 

Boldy spent the past season playing for the USA 18U team and had 33 goals and 41 assists in 81 games played. Boldy will play for Boston College next season. 

Congratulations to all three of these players with USPHL/EHF ties, and best of luck to all those who received Final Rankings by NHL Central Scouting for Rounds 2-7.