Monday, June 26, 2017

More draft news; Greeley named AGM in Buffalo--UPDATED



Shane Bowers, the Ottawa Senators' top pick in last weekend's NHL Entry Draft, talked about his selection and meeting Jake Oettinger in Chicago.


● Boston Hockey Blog:  BU draft recap

Looking ahead
SBN’s Chris Dilks’s took an early look at the 2018 draft and ranks Brady Tkachuk and Joel Farabee in the top 10, and Tyler Weiss and Jake Wise in the next 18. Farabee and Weiss were the top two scorers for the NTDP U17s while Wise was tied for fourth. Farabee added 19 points (8G, 11A) when called up to the U18s.
● SBN report
● USA Hockey U17 stats

Jeff Cox's recap of top performers at last weekend's Beantown NAPS event included future Terriers. 
16U Division

Liam Connors, #5 Junior Bruins, 2/1/01, Forward, Shoots Right (Boston University) - His motor and speed are his top assets, but he showed off his hands on a few scoring plays as well. He's a Tri-City Storm draft pick from the 2017 USHL Phase I Draft. He'll be back at St. Sebastian's this winter. 

Braden Doyle, #7 Junior Bruins, 8/24/01, Defense, Shoots Left (Boston University) - He played his usual game here. He's dynamic with the puck on his stick. His skating, vision and stick skills are all very good. He's property of the Dubuque Fighting Saints.


15U Division

Josh Lawrence, #17 East Coast Canadians, 1/28/02, Forward, Shoots Right (Boston University) - He's just heads and shoulders above everyone else at this level. He can skate, he can pass, he can shoot and he can control pucks. If he's really committed to the NCAA route, he should easily be the top pick (or a tender) in the 2018 USHL Phase I Draft. He'll be back for a second year at Selects Academy this winter.


Lawrence is a 2020 BU recruit from Moncton, New Brunswick. He committed this past May 23.

Looking back
Former Terrier Associate Head Coach Steve Greeley has been named assistant general manager of the Buffalo Sabres. Working with new head coach Jason Botterill, he'll be reunited in Buffalo with Jack Eichel and Evan Rodrigues.  Greeley spent the past two seasons as director of player development for the New York Rangers.

After skating for the Terriers from 1999 to 2004 and playing one season in the minor leagues, Greeley became a Los Angeles Kings scout. He joined David Quinn's staff in 2013 as associate head coach and left for the Rangers job after BU reached the 2015 national championship game.
NHL.Sabres.com report
BuffaloNews.com report
Elite Prospects page


Wade Megan has been re-signed by the Blues to a one-year, two-way contract. The final captain of Jack Parker's 40 seasons, Megan, playing for the Chicago Wolves, was a first team AHL All-Star and earned the league’s Willie Marshall Award for most goals (33).  He made his NHL debut against Tampa Bay on Dec. 22 and scored on his first shot.
SportsNet.ca report
● Elite Prospects page

Two-time BU All-American defenseman Jon Coleman has been elevated to full-time assistant coach at D3 Babson College.  A high-scoring defenseman on the Terriers’ 1995 national championship squad, Coleman had 113 points and played on four Frozen Four squads.
● HockeyDB career stats
Babson Athletics.com report


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Five more Terriers—incoming and recruited—selected on Day 2.



The second day of the NHL’s Entry Draft proved another successful one for BU as three incoming defensemen were selected in the third round and one incoming forward and a 2018 blueliner heard their names called in the seventh round.

Finnish defenseman Kasper Kotkansalo, who played for Sioux Falls last season and won gold in the World Junior Championships, was selected by Detroit at #71.  Eleven picks later (#82) Arizona grabbed Cameron Crotty, the Brockville Braves defenseman voted the CCHL’s top prospect. NTDP U18 defenseman David Farrance went to Nashville at #92, joining sophomores Dante Fabbro and Patrick Harper as Predator draft picks.



Logan Cockerill, one of three BU freshmen, along with Farrance and Brady Tkachuk, who won gold in the World U18 Championship, was selected by the Islanders at #201. Two slots later, 2018 recruit Ryan O’Connell, a defenseman who will play in the BCHL for Penticton next season, was drafted by Toronto.


Of the sixty current and future NCAA players selected, seven are—or will be—Terriers.

GoTerriers.com report
Elite Prospects pages:

-O'Connell

Video Q&A: Crotty 

► Following his first-round selection by the Dallas Stars, Jake Oettinger penned the final entry in his season-long 2017 Draft Diary for NHL.com

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