2012 QMJHL Draft List: Connecticut Connections

The 2012 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) Draft list was released last week and several players with ties to Connecticut hockey made the list:

(NOTE: This is a pre-draft prospect list released by the QMJHL. The actual draft does not occur until June)

Anthony Florentino D South Kent School West Roxbury, MA
Austin Jadovich D Avon Old Farms School Simsbury, CT
Bryan Gerstenfeld D Berkshire School Fairfield, CT
Charlie Corcoran F Berkshire School New Canaan, CT
Colin Sullivan D Avon Old Farms School Milford, CT
Frank Sullivan D Notre Dame-Fairfield High School Fairfield,CT
Greg Harney G Trinity Pawling East Haven, CT
Jason Kalinowski F Salisbury School Stamford, CT
John Hayden D US Under 17 NTDP Greenwich, CT
Logan Schinabeck D Springfield Jr. Pics (Empire) Ludlow, MA
Mike Lee D Hamden High School Hamden, CT
Nicolas Sanchez F Brunswick School Ridgefield, CT
Owen Powers F Choate School Cheshire, CT
Sam Levin F Avon Old Farms School Simsbury, CT
Sam Tucker G Choate School Wilton, CT
Scott Hooper D Hotchkiss School Wakefield, RI
Thomas DeFelice F Cushing Academy Tolland, CT
Trevor Malmgren F Selects Hockey Academy at South Kent School (U16) Manchester, NH
Wiley Sherman D Hotchkiss School Greenwich, CT

It should noted that, per a new rule instituted by the QMJHL at the end of last year, each team must now draft at least two American-born players. So while last year’s draft only saw four players with local ties get drafted (Adam Erne, Ryan Segalla, Kevin Duane, Marc Biega), that number should increase this year.

The 2012 list also features several repeats from last year including East Haven’s Greg Harney and Choate standout Owen Powers, among others.

The 2012 QMJHL draft will take place in June.