Three UMaine Black Bear incoming recruits were taken in the NHL draft - forwards Chase Pearson and Patrick Shea, and defenseman Patrick  Hollway.

In total, 23 current or incoming Hockey East League playoffs had their names called by NHL teams. Only Boston College and Boston University had more draftees, both had four.

The Detroit Red Wings selected two of UMaine's guys, Chase Pearson(5th round, #140 pick) and Patrick Hollway(6th round, #170 pick). The Florida Panthers took Patrick Shea in the 7th round with the #192nd pick.

Interestingly enough, Shea comes from Kimball Union School, coached by former UMaine coach Tim Whitehead. And, the Red Wings already have two former Black Bears on their roster, Jimmy Howard and Gustav Nyquist.

Check out the complete list of Hockey East draftees...

Hockey East NHL Draft Selections

Rd

Pick

Team

Player

Pos

Last Team HEA School

1

2

BUF

Jack Eichel

F

Boston University Boston University

1

5

CAR

Noah Hanifin

D

Boston College Boston College

1

21

OTT

Colin White

F

USNTDP (USHL) Boston College

2

32

ARZ

Christian Fischer

F

USNTDP (USHL) Notre Dame

2

39

COL

A.J. Greer

F

Boston University Boston University

2

45

BOS

Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson

F

Omaha (USHL) Boston University

2

50

MIN

Jordan Greenway

F

USNTDP (USHL) Boston University

2

61

TOR

Jeremy Bracco

F

USNTDP (USHL) Boston College

3

78

WPG

Erik Foley

F

Cedar Rapids (USHL) Providence College

3

86

SJ

Mike Robinson

G

Boston (EHL) New Hampshire

3

91

CHI

Dennis Gilbert

D

Chicago (USHL) Notre Dame

4

121

CHI

Ryan Shea

D

BC High (USHS) Northeastern

5

140

DET

Chase Pearson

F

Youngstown (USHL) Maine

5

149

VAN

Adam Gaudette

F

Cedar Rapids (USHL) Northeastern

6

156

CAR

Jake Massie

D

Kimble Union (USHS) Massachusetts

6

157

NJ

Brett Seney

F

Merrimack College Merrimack College

6

169

CAR

David Cotton

F

Waterloo (USHL) Boston College

6

170

DET

Patrick Hollway

D

Boston Advantage (T1EHL) Maine

6

178

ANA

Steven Ruggiero

D

USNDTP (USHL) Providence College6 179 ANA Garrett Metcalf G Madison (USHL) UMass Lowell

7

182

BUF

Ivan Chukarov

F

Minnesota (NAHL) Massachusetts

7

190

SJ

Marcus Vela

F

Langley (BCHL) New Hampshire

7

192

FLA

Patrick Shea

F

Kimball Union (USHS) Maine