Ben Mirageas, a PC Friar recruit who will begin his Providence career in 2018 and Jacob Bryson, sophomore at PC were selected this past Saturday at NHL Entry Draft.
Ben Mirageas, from nearby Newburyport, Mass., was selected by the New York Islanders in the 3rd round with the 77th overall pick. Mirageas had a helluva May, helping the Chicago Steel win the United States Hockey League Championship over the Sioux City Musketeers in 5 games. Mirageas showed off his passing prowess with 10 assists in 14 games in route the the Championship.
#NHLDraft | Ben Mirageas discusses being selected by the @NYIslanders #WhosNext pic.twitter.com/4V5dlrn04a— USHL (@USHL) June 24, 2017
Jacob Bryson, of Ontario, Canada, just wrapped up his Freshman year with Friars and scored 20 points in 39 games for PC last year. Bryson, also a defenseman, was selected by the Buffallo Sabres in the 4th round with the 99th overall selection."It's definitely surreal and hasn't really sunk in yet. It's a huge honor." - @benmirageas #NHLDraft #Isles pic.twitter.com/3U5ErUaMpg— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) June 24, 2017
Bryson finished the season with 17 assists which was good for 3rd amongst Hockey East rookie defensemen and 6th in the entire NCAA for rookie defensemen. The Sabres apparently could see the development Bryson has already had at Providence.
— Jacob Bryson (@jbryson_18) June 24, 2017