The Los Angeles Kings took Cole Hults No. 134 overall, while Denis Smirnov was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche with the No. 156 pick, and Aarne Talvitie went off the board moments later at No. 160 to the New Jersey Devils.
Barratt, a center from Morrisville, Pa., is the first Penn State prospect to be taken in this year’s NHL entry draft and the seventh in program history.
Balancing early-morning workouts and afternoon scrimmages with an internship in the athletic department is all in a day’s work for Russ Rose’s senior outside hitter.
The NHL held a press conference prior to its annual entry draft Friday night detailing plans to look into more new Division I hockey programs like Penn State.
Abbey is seeking the repayment of $8.5 million he says he loaned to the chapter over more than a decade for repairs, renovations and operations for the house at 220 N. Burrowes St. The fraternity says the funding was a gift, not a loan.