Clayton Keller was the first to hear his named called, at #7 by the Coyotes. The Bruins, focused on defense, selected Charlie McAvoy at #16, followed by Nashville taking Dante Fabbro at #17 and Kieffer Bellows going to the Islanders at #19.
► ► UPDATE: On Day 2 of the draft, a pair of incoming freshmen were selected. Defenseman Chad Krys was nabbed in the second round (#45 overall) by the Blackhawks. Forward Patrick Harper was a fourth-round pick (#138) of Nashville. More news to follow tomorrow. The GoTerriers.com report (link below) now has video interviews with the selected players.
Fabbro, a longtime Nashville fan, had his name called by Predators Assistant GM and former BU standout Paul Fenton. Center Colin Wilson and chief amateur scout Jeff Kealty are two other Terrier connections to Nashville.
Prior to Friday night's first round of the draft, Terrier Head Coach David Quinn talked with Comcast Sports Network/New England about those four players.
● GoTerriers.com: Terriers enjoy record first round at NHL draft
● USCHO: McAvoy credits BU for his development
● Yahoo Sports: BU foursome makes history at NHL draft
● Coyotes.nhl.com: Coyotes select Keller; Keller Q&A (YouTube)
● Islanders.nhl.com: Islanders select Bellows; photo gallery
Over a quarter of BU's now 15 all-time NHL first-round picks have been selected tonight here in Buffalo. #GoBU— BU Men's Hockey (@TerrierHockey) June 25, 2016
What a feeling!! So excited to be apart of the predators organization. Best day of my life! @PredsNHL— Fabbs (@17Fabbro) June 25, 2016