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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 6/28/2023, Last updated: 9/27/2023
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2023 NHL Draft Central

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Fifteen players with ties to the Big Ten Conference had their names called at the National Hockey League Draft, held June 28-29 at Bridgestone Arena.


This year’s list of draftees includes current Big Ten players and future commitments. Six Big Ten schools were represented in the selection process as the conference continues to develop NHL talent.


The Big Ten has now registered at least three first-round selections in four of the last five drafts and at least one top-five pick in four of the last five drafts with top-10 selections in six of the last seven drafts.


During the 2022-23 season, 57 NHL Draft picks played in the Big Ten.


A listing of this year’s draft class:

Adam FantilliMichiganC13Columbus Blue Jackets
Oliver MooreMinnesotaC119Chicago Blackhawks
Charlie StramelWisconsinC121Minnesota Wild
Gavin BrindleyMichiganC234Columbus Blue Jackets
Trey AugustineMichigan StateG241Detroit Red Wings
Maxim ŠtrbákMichigan StateD245Buffalo Sabres
Brady ClevelandWisconsinD247Detroit Red Wings
Danny NelsonNotre DameC249New York Islanders
William WhiteclawWisconsinRW366Columbus Blue Jackets
Cole KnubleNotre DameC4103Philadelphia Flyers
Beckett HendricksonMinnesotaC4124Boston Bruins
Paul FischerNotre DameD5138St. Louis Blues
Zach SchulzWisconsinD6177New York Islanders
Luke MittelstadtMinnesotaD7197Montreal Canadiens
Aiden FinkPenn StateRW7218Nashville Predators