June 28, 2014
STORRS, Conn. - University of Connecticut men's hockey commit Miles Gendron (Shrewsbury, Mass.) was selected 70th overall in the third round by the Ottawa Senators on day two of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft Saturday afternoon. Gendron signed a National Letter of Intent this past fall and will join the Huskies in 2015-16.
Gendron, a 6-2, 175 pound defenseman, finished his high school playing career at the Rivers School in Weston Massachusetts and will play for the Penticton Vees of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) in 2014-15 before making his way to Storrs.
Playing for head coach Shawn McEachern at Rivers, Gendron finished 2013-14 with six goal and 13 assists in 22 games while captaining his team on the way to the Eberhart Division Championship. Gendron took home the John Carlton award as the top-senior player in eastern Massachusetts. Heading into this weekend's draft, he was named to the NHL Central Scouting's 2014 players to watch list and was ranked 74th among North American prospects in final rankings leading into entry draft.
As a junior, he made the switch to defense midway through the season, finishing with 28 points on 12 goals and 16 assists. In 2011-12, as a sophomore he posted a 16 point season in 2010-11.
Gendron becomes the second player in UConn program history to be selected in the NHL Entry Draft. He joins current Husky, sophomore Ryan Segalla (Boston, Mass.), who was selected in the fourth round of the 2013 NHL Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Former Husky Cole Schneider (2010-12) is currently a member of the Ottawa Senator organization, having played in each of the last three seasons with the Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League (AHL).