Six Future Hawks Drafted During the 2020 NHL Draft


The National Hockey League completed their 2020 Entry Draft on Thursday. The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team had six future players taken during the two-day draft. Incoming freshman defenseman man Jake Sanderson became the 21st UND hockey player taken during the first round of the NHL Draft.

According to College Hockey News, 23 of the 61 programs had players drafted during the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. Here’s how the draft shook out for the eight NCHC teams. UND had the most players drafted with six. Minnesota-Duluth, and Denver were second with three players drafted. Finally, St Cloud and Miami each had one player drafted. Colorado College, Western Michigan had no players drafted.

Senators Farm Team?

The Ottawa Senators added two more UND players to their list of drafted players. On UND’s current roster, Jacob Bernard-Docker, Shane Pinto, Jake Sanderson and Tyler Kleven have all been drafted by the Senators.

Round 1
No. 5 Jake Sanderson, Freshman, D, North Dakota (Ottawa)

“[Sanderson] is a 25 minute/game player, who plays in all situations, skates like the wind, and moves the puck with grace and skill.” – Ryan Wagman, Rotoworld Hockey

Round 2
No. 44 Tyler Kleven, Freshman, D, North Dakota (Ottawa)

Round 3
None Taken
Round 4
No. 111 Mitchell Miller, Freshman, D, North Dakota (Arizona)
No. 113 Jackson Kunz, 2021-22, F, North Dakota (Vancouver)

Round 5
No. 131 Matteo Costantini, 2021-22, F, North Dakota (Buffalo)
Round 6
None Taken
Round 7
No. 207 Ethan Bowen, 2021-22, North Dakota (Anaheim)

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