College Hockey

NCAA Players in the NHL [pdf] (2010-11)

* 294 former NCAA players appeared in the NHL in 2010-11, up 8.9% from 2009-10 and 35% from 10 years ago
* 30% of NHL players had a U.S. college background, a bigger feeder system than all of Europe
* For the third straight year the Vezina Trophy winner was a former college goaltender and for the second straight year the Conn Smythe Trophy went to a former college player
* Thirteen former college players participated in the 2011 NHL All-Star Game



NCAA Pro-File (Articles by Bob Snow of NHL.com)