CHICAGO – The Harvard men's hockey team was represented in Chicago at the 2017 NHL Draft over the weekend as a pair of incoming freshmen were selected in the third round. Forward Jack Badini was selected by the Anaheim Ducks and defenseman Reilly Walsh was nabbed by the New Jersey Devils.
Badini and Walsh are both products of the Chicago Steel USHL team, which won the Clark Cup this past season.
Badini calls Old Greenwich, Connecticut home and prior to his time with the Steel, he played for the Lincoln Stars. Anaheim Ducks Recap
Walsh hails from Andover, New Hampshire and also played prep hockey at Proctor Academy in addition to his time with the Steel. New Jersey Devils Recap
The entire class of 2021 for the Harvard men's hockey team was announced last week.
With Badini and Walsh's draft selections, the 2017-18 Crimson roster will feature seven student-athletes who have heard their names called in recent NHL drafts.
Drafted Harvard Student-Athletes
Jack Badini – Anaheim Ducks, Third round, 91st overall, 2017 draft
Ryan Donato – Boston Bruins, Second round, 56th overall, 2014 draft
Adam Fox – Calgary Flames, Third round, 66th overall, 2016 draft
Merrick Madsen – Rights traded to Arizona Coyotes June 2017, drafted by Philadelphia Flyers, Sixth round, 162nd overall, 2013 draft
John Marino – Edmonton Oilers, Sixth round, 154th overall, 2015 draft
Wiley Sherman – Boston Bruins, Fifth round, 150th overall, 2013 draft
Reilly Walsh – New Jersey Devils, Third round, 81st overall, 2017 draft