For the first time in three years, Miami had a player selected in the NHL entry draft.

Incoming freshman Red Savage, younger brother of current RedHawk Ryan Savage and son of former NHLer and MU alum Brian Savage, was selected in the fourth round, No. 114 overall by the Detroit Red Wings.

The 18-year-old center/wing played for U.S. National Development Team in 2020-21 and the true freshman projects as a top-six forward for the RedHawks this fall.

Scouts have praised Savage’s defensive ability, but he stepped up offensively last season, going 18-24-42 in 46 games for the Under-18 team vs. USNDT’s rigorous schedule.

Miami, which did not have a single draftee on its roster for the first time since 1983, also added transfer goalie Logan Neaton, a fifth-round selection of the Winnipeg Jets in 2019.

Neaton logged just six games in two seasons at UMass.-Lowell but should compete for time in net in 2021-22.

The last RedHawks drafted was Jonathan Gruden in 2018.

No Miamian has been selected earlier than the fourth round since first-rounder Jack Roslovic in 2015.

Here is the entire list of Miamians taken in the NHL draft:

PlayerYear SelectedTeamRound
Red Savage2021Detroit Red WingsRound 4, Pick 114
Logan Neaton2019Winnipeg JetsRound 5, Pick 144
Jonathan Gruden2018Ottawa SenatorsRound 4, Pick 95
Carson Meyer2017Columbus Blue JacketsRound 6, Pick 179
Karch Bachman2015Florida PanthersRound 5, Pick 132
Jack Roslovic2015Winnipeg JetsRound 1, Pick 25
Louie Belpedio2014Minnesota WildRound 3, Pick 80
Anthony Louis2013Chicago BlackhawksRound 6, Pick 181
Riley Barber2012Washington CapitalsRound 6, Pick 167
Sean Kuraly2011San Jose SharksRound 5, Pick 133
Blake Coleman2011New Jersey DevilsRound 3, Pick 75
Tyler Biggs2011Toronto Maple LeafsRound 1, Pick 22
Colin Sullivan2011Montréal CanadiensRound 7, Pick 198
Jimmy Mullin2010Tampa Bay LightningRound 4, Pick 118
Connor Knapp2009Buffalo SabresRound 6, Pick 164
Curtis McKenzie2009Dallas StarsRound 6, Pick 159
Reilly Smith2009Dallas StarsRound 3, Pick 69
Chris Wideman2009Ottawa SenatorsRound 4, Pick 100
Tommy Wingels2008San Jose SharksRound 6, Pick 177
Alec Martinez2007Los Angeles KingsRound 4, Pick 95
Justin Vaive2007Anaheim DucksRound 4, Pick 92
Trent Vogelhuber2007Columbus Blue JacketsRound 7, Pick 211
Will Weber2007Columbus Blue JacketsRound 2, Pick 53
Jeff Zatkoff2006Los Angeles KingsRound 3, Pick 74
Nathan Davis2005Chicago BlackhawksRound 4, Pick 113
Justin Mercier2005Colorado AvalancheRound 6, Pick 168
Matt Christie2004Anaheim DucksRound 8, Pick 236
Joe Cooper2004Ottawa SenatorsRound 7, Pick 219
Ryan Jones2004Minnesota WildRound 4, Pick 111
Marty Guerin2003Los Angeles KingsRound 9, Pick 274
Greg Hogeboom2002Los Angeles KingsRound 5, Pick 152
Brandon Crawford-West2001Pittsburgh PenguinsRound 8, Pick 250
Brian Sipotz2001Atlanta ThrashersRound 4, Pick 100
Pat Leahy1998New York RangersRound 5, Pick 122
Adam Copeland1994Edmonton OilersRound 4, Pick 79
John Hillman1993Quebec NordiquesRound 11, Pick 283
Tom White1993Chicago BlackhawksRound 7, Pick 180
Kevyn Adams1992Boston BruinsRound 1, Pick 25
Justin Krall1992Detroit Red WingsRound 8, Pick 183
Matt Oates1992New York RangersRound 7, Pick 168
Richard Shulmistra1992Quebec NordiquesSupplemental
Tom Holdeman1991Edmonton OillersSupplemental
Bobby Marshall1991Calgary FlamesRound 6, Pick 129
Andrew Miller1991Detroit Red WingsRound 12, Pick 252
Brian Savage1991Montreal CanadiensRound 8, Pick 171
Stephen Rohr1990Montreal CanadiensRound 7, Pick 144
Rhys Hollyman1989Minnesota North StarsRound 5, Pick 97
Rob Vanderydt1989New York IslandersSupplemental
Ken House1989Washington CapitalsRound 12, Pick 250
Craig Fisher1988Philadelphia FlyersRound 3, Pick 56
Todd Harkins1988Calgary FlamesRound 2, Pick 42
Jaan Luik1988St. Louis BluesRound 4, Pick 72
Scott Luik1988New Jersey DevilsRound 4, Pick 75
Steve McKichan1988Vancouver CanucksSupplemental
Tom Neziol1988New Jersey DevilsRound 7, Pick 128
Rob Robinson1988St. Louis BluesRound 6, Pick 117
Bob Wallwork1988Buffalo SabresRound 12, Pick 244
Jim Bodden1987Pittsburgh PenguinsRound 7, Pick 131
Dan Beaudette1986New York IslandersRound 11, Pick 227
Greg Dornbach1985Hartford WhalersRound 9, Pick 173
Ron Saatzer1985St. Louis BluesRound 11, Pick 222
Boyd Sutton1985Buffalo SabresRound 10, Pick 203
Mike Orn1984Minnesota North StarsRound 10, Pick 201
Tom Terwilliger1984Minnesota North StarsRound 11, Pick 222
Bob Caulfield1983New York IslandersRound 5, Pick 84

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