Hopkinton native Sean Farrell was selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the fourth round (124th overall pick) of the National Hockey League draft on Wednesday.
A 5-foot-9, 175-pound forward, Farrell was ranked 62nd among North American skaters in the final 2020 NHL Draft prospect rankings.
Farrell, now a freshman at Harvard, recorded 15 goals and 41 assists in 44 games with the Chicago Steel of the United States Hockey League last season. He previously was a member of the United States team that captured a bronze medal at the U-18 World Championship.
“In the future, a big goal is to play in the NHL,” Farrell told the Independent last year for a feature on him. “Right now, my goal is getting ready for college and to play at Harvard. I do well in school and I enjoy most of my classes. I love the coaches there, and I think it will be a good step for me.”