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2017 NWHL Draft Recap: Katie Burt goes first overall

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Burt becomes first goaltender selected first overall in the NWHL Draft.

Boston College’s Katie Burt goes number one.
Michelle Jay

The third annual NWHL Draft took place tonight, with the Boston Pride selecting goaltender Katie Burt first overall.

The Pride acquired the pick in a trade that sent forward Zoe Hickel to the Connecticut Whale. Burt is the second Boston College player to go first overall; BC alumna Alex Carpenter was the top selection in the inaugural NWHL Draft. Burt is also the first goaltender to go first overall in the NWHL Draft.

Here is a recap of the NCAA prospects who were selected by the NWHL’s four teams, including the defending champions the Buffalo Beauts.

ROUND ONE

  1. Katie Burt, G | Boston College - Boston Pride (pick acquired in Zoe Hickel trade)
  2. Kennedy Marchment, F | St. Lawrence University - Buffalo Beauts
  3. Taylar Cianfarano, F | Quinnipiac University - New York Riveters
  4. Kenzie Kent, F | Boston College - Boston Pride

ROUND TWO

  1. Sam Donovan, F | Brown - Connecticut Whale
  2. Savannah Harmon, D | Clarkson University - Buffalo Beauts
  3. Victoria Bach, F | Boston University- New York Riveters
  4. Mallory Souliotis, D | Yale - Boston Pride

ROUND THREE

  1. Eden Murray, F | Yale - Connecticut Whale
  2. Brittany Howard, F | Robert Morris University - Buffalo Beauts
  3. McKenna Brand, F | Northeastern - New York Riveters
  4. Lexie Laing, F | Harvard - Boston Pride

ROUND FOUR

  1. Denisa Krizova, F | Northeastern - Connecticut Whale
  2. Annika Zalewski, F | Colgate - Buffalo Beauts
  3. Toni Ann Miano, D | Boston College - New York Riveters
  4. Lauren Kelly, D | Northeastern - Boston Pride

ROUND FIVE

  1. Nina Rodgers, F | Boston University - Connecticut Whale
  2. Amy Schlagel, D | University of New Hampshire - Buffalo Beauts
  3. Rebecca Leslie, F | Boston University - New York Riveters
  4. Julia Fedeski, D | University of New Hampshire - Boston Pride

Picks by Team:

BOSTON PRIDE

  1. Katie Burt, G | Boston College
  2. Kenzie Kent, F | Boston College
  3. Mallory Souliotis, D | Yale
  4. Lexie Laing, F | Harvard
  5. Lauren Kelly, D | Northeastern
  6. Julia Fedeski, D | University of New Hampshire

BUFFALO BEAUTS

  1. Kennedy Marchment, F | St. Lawrence University
  2. Savannah Harmon, D | Clarkson University
  3. Brittany Howard, F | Robert Morris University
  4. Annika Zalewski, F | Colgate
  5. Amy Schlagel, D | University of New Hampshire

CONNECTICUT WHALE

  1. Sam Donovan, F | Brown
  2. Eden Murray, F | Yale
  3. Denisa Krizova, F | Northeastern
  4. Nina Rodgers, F | Boston University

NEW YORK RIVETERS

  1. Taylar Cianfarano, F | Quinnipiac University
  2. Victoria Bach, F | Boston University
  3. McKenna Brand, F | Northeastern
  4. Toni Ann Miano, D | Boston College
  5. Rebecca Leslie, F | Boston University