Nickerson Selected in QMJHL Primary Draft; A Pair of Others Selected in American Draft
The East Coast Elite League saw three of its players get drafted in two separate Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) drafts that occurred over this past weekend and this past Monday. Logan Nickerson from Elite Hockey Program was selected in the QMJHL primary entry draft in the eleventh round by the Acadie-Bathurst Titan. In the American QMJHL entry draft, Nicholas Bevilacqua from the Boston Advantage 16U was taken in the second round by the Titan as well, while Zachary Mooers from the New Hampshire Avalanche 16U was taken in the second round by the Baie-Comeau Drakkar.
The QMJHL has a long history of being one of the leagues that most consistently sends their players to the National Hockey League. Nathan Mackinnon and Nikita Kucherov are only two of the recent QMJHL alumni that have found themselves as star players in the NHL. Additionally, players often continue their careers in both notable professional leagues and Canadian University as well.
With player progression at the forefront of the ECEL’s goals, we are proud to announce these draft picks with the hopes of seeing more in the future. We congratulate these individuals on this accomplishment, and we look forward to seeing their development in the future!
Summary of the picks:
Logan Nickerson, Elite Hockey Program 15U, RW (Acadie-Bathurst, Rd. 11)
Nicholas Bevilacqua, Boston Advantage 16U, G (Acadie-Bathurst, Rd. 2)
Zachary Mooers, New Hampshire Avalanche 16U, C (Baie-Comeau, Rd. 2)