Two former University of Maine hockey players are wearing Detroit Red Wings jerseys in goalie Jimmy Howard and right wing Gustav Nyquist and there could be two more in the future.

Center Chase Pearson and defenseman Patrick Holway, who have verbally committed to attend the University of Maine, were selected in the National Hockey League draft by the Red Wings on Saturday.

Pearson, who played for the Youngstown Phantoms in the United States Hockey League this past season, was chosen in the fifth round and Holway, who played for the Boston Advantage Under-18 team, was picked in the sixth round.

Pearson was the 140th overall pick and Holway was the 170th.

Maine also had another incoming player drafted in center Patrick Shea.

Shea was picked in the seventh round by the Florida Panthers. He was the 192nd pick.

Shea played for former UMaine head coach Tim Whitehead at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, New Hampshire, last season and also played for the Boston Junior Bruins.

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Pearson, son of former NHL player Scott Pearson, is from Alpharetta, Georgia, and had 12 goals and 14 assists in 57 games for the Phantoms this past season. He had eight power-play goals.

Pearson will either attend Maine this fall or he will return to Youngstown for another year and come to Maine in 2016.

The 6-foot-4, 201-pound Holway had eight goals and 17 assists in 25 games for the Boston Advantage and the Cohasset, Massachusetts, native is expected to play for Dubuque in the USHL next season before coming to Maine in 2016.

Shea, a 5-11, 185-pound native of Marshfield, Mass., had 19 goals and 20 assists in 33 games for Kimball Union Academy and had five goals and seven assists in 11 games for the Boston Junior Bruins.

Shea, son of former Boston College player Neil Shea, is expected to begin his career at Maine in 2016.

He is likely to return to Kimball Union or play in the USHL this coming season.

NHL teams retain the exclusive negotiation rights with their draft choices through and including August 15 of the year their college class graduates.