Top NHL picks stay in school, including No. 1 overall pick

College Sports

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Owen Power passed on a chance to make millions this season with the Buffalo Sabres as the No. 1 overall pick in the NHL draft.

Power chose to stay in school and returned for his sophomore season at Michigan. He is the first player drafted No. 1 overall not to go straight to the NHL since 2006.

Overall, five of the top 10 draft choices are playing college hockey the season after they were picked.

That matches the total for the previous four drafts combined.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Don't Miss