NHL’s Islanders draft Devon Toews

Nick Solari

Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey defenseman Devon Toews was selected by the New York Islanders in the fourth round of the 2014 NHL Draft Saturday.

Toews was taken 108th overall, rendering him the highest drafted player in program history.

“Devon was one of the best freshman defenseman in ECAC Hockey this year,” Quinnipiac head coach Rand Pecknold said in a press release. “We lost 11 seniors from our 2013 Frozen Four team, including four of the top six defensemen, and it was a lot to ask of him to (be) in the top four. He did it and had an amazing freshman season.”

Toews had a goal and 16 assists in 37 games for the Bobcats during the 2013-14 season. He was Quinnipiac’s second-highest scoring defensemen, trailing only senior Zach Tolkinen.