Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Looking Back: Davenport, McEachern named to BU Athletics Hall of Fame

Announced today by BU Athletic Communications:

BOSTON - Former Terrier student-athletes Larry Davenport, Deidre Enos, Shawn McEachern and Andre Maksimow will be inducted into the Boston University Athletic Hall of Fame, Assistant Vice President and Director of Athletics Mike Lynch announced today. The 48th annual induction banquet will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2008, in the Trustees’ Ballroom on the ninth floor of the Boston University School of Management. In addition, four additional annual awards will be presented at that event.

Davenport was a standout for the men’s ice hockey team from
1967-70, totaling 144 career points (67g, 87a), which ranks 18th all-time in program history. He was team MVP and captain his senior year, helping the Terriers post a 20-7 record and capture the Beanpot title. As a rookie in 1967-68, Davenport broke out onto the scene with 59 points, including a team-best 24 goals.

A standout in the collegiate, professional and international ranks, McEachern was a first-team All-American for the men’s ice
hockey program in 1990-91. He was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award that season after putting up 82 points - the second- highest single- season total in BU history. The following year, he joined the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League and was also a member of the U.S. National Team for the 1992 Olympic Winter Games in Albertville, France, before helping the Penguins
capture the 1992 Stanley Cup title. McEachern finished his BU career with 186 points in three seasons, good for eighth all-time, and he retired from the NHL following the 2005-06 season.

McEachern is currently an assistant coach at Northeastern. Davenport is an executive with a sports equipment company.

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