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Three Future Boston College Eagles Drafted In 2012 USHL Draft

Apr 7, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; The Boston College Eagles celebrate after defeating the Ferris State Bulldogs 4-1 in the finals of the 2012 Frozen Four at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIRE
Apr 7, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; The Boston College Eagles celebrate after defeating the Ferris State Bulldogs 4-1 in the finals of the 2012 Frozen Four at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIRE

On Tuesday, the United States Hockey League (USHL) conducted its 2012 USHL Entry Draft, with three future Boston College Eagles landing roster sports in the junior hockey league.

Two future Eagles, both from Noble & Greenough School in Dedham, were selected in the top 10 of this year's draft. Adam Gilmour was selected with the second overall pick by the Muskegon Lumberjack, while his linemate, right winger Chris Calnan, went with the No. 10 pick to the Waterloo Blackhawks. Both GIlmour and Calnan are slated to join the Eagles for the 2013-14 season.

BC-bound Noah Hanifin, a 6-foot-3, 185 pound defenseman from Norwood, went to Dubuque at No. 131 in the ninth round. Hanifin is currently projected to join the Eagles for the 2015-16 season.

A total of five future Eagles played in the USHL this past season. Teddy Doherty and Michael Matheson played for the Dubuque Fighting Saints, Matthew Gaudreau for the Omaha Lancers, Sam Piazza for the Sioux City Musketeers and Austin Cangelosi for the Youngstown Phantoms. In addition, a total of four future skaters -- Steven Santini, Scott Savage, Brendan Silk and Frankie Vatrano -- all suited up for the US National Team Development Program in 2011-12.

Go Eagles!