Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Scott Young returns to BU as Director of Hockey Operations

BU officially announced the appointment of former Terrier, Olympic and NHL standout Scott Young as its new Director of Hockey Operations, succeeding Pertti Hansanen. Young returns to Commonwealth Avenue after 17 NHL seasons and four campaigns as head coach of his prep alma mater, St. Mark’s School. 
Head coach David Quinn, discussing the new role of his one-time BU teammate, told the Terrier Hockey Fan Blog:

“What’s really going to help is that he’ll serve as a sounding board to the coaching staff. Besides running the day-to-day operations, he can help plan our practices and make suggestions to the coaches about what needs attention. During games, he’ll be behind the bench, helping to monitor what is happening on the ice from a systematic viewpoint—looking at both our team and the opposition. While Scott can’t directly coach the players, he can tell the coaches what he’s observed. He’ll also be involved in breaking down video to prepare for games."

The right wing from Clinton, Mass., played for two seasons at BU, totaling 65 points and earning Hockey East Rookie of the Year honors in 1985-86.  After a year with the U.S. National Team and his first of three appearances with Team USA in the Winter Olympics, he joined the Hartford Whalers who had selected him in the first round (11th overall) of the1986 NHL Entry Draft.  He would go on to play on Stanley Cup champions in Pittsburgh (1991) and Colorado (1996). Young achieved career highs in goals (40) and points (73) in 2000-01 with St. Louis, the team with whom he would conclude his playing career in 2005-06, with 757 regular season points on his record.
Young also was a member of the gold-medal winning U.S. team in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey (along with ex-Terriers Shawn McEachern, Tony Amonte and Keith Tkachuk) and is one of only 20 Americans to play in three World Junior Championships.
● announcement  
Daily Free Press report    
●NHLPA bio

St. Mark’s has announced that Young’s successor behind the bench is 2000-01 BU captain and former Boston Bruin Carl Corazzini.  A fan favorite who scored 117 points in four seasons as a Terrier, “Captain Carl” had been coaching at Weston H.S. since ending his professional career in 2011. Along the way he had stops with the Providence Bruins, Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies, and Germany’s Straubing Tigers. He scored his only two NHL goals with his hometown Bruins in 2004.

● MetroWest Daily News report
► BU has announced two changes to the 2014-15 schedule: The Terriers' home game against Hockey East newcomer Connecticut moves from Nov. 16 to Saturday, Nov. 8; and the venues for the home-and-home with Merrimack have been flipped. BU will visit MC’s Lawlor Rink on Dec. 5 and then host the Warriors on Dec. 6.
● 2014-15 Men’s Ice Hockey schedule
Gone camping began a series on Bruin development camp invitees with a profile of Terrier captain Matt Grzelcyk (left).

Johnathan MacLeod, selected by the Lightning in the third round of the recent Entry Draft, participated in the team’s development camp in Tampa.

A pair of 2015 Terrier recruits and two incoming freshmen have been invited to attend NHL development camps. Maxim Letunov, a second round Blues’ pick in the draft, will participate in the St. Louis camp beginning today at the Ice Zone in the St. Louis Outlet Mall. Former Terrier Sam Kurker also was invited.  THN’s Ryan Kennedy, reports that Bobo Carpenter has been asked to join the Toronto camp. Carpenter, who led Austin Prep to the Mass. High School Super 8 title game, will spend next season with the USHL Sioux City Musketeer. Also attending Toronto’s camp is 2014 recruit J.J. Piccinich, (right) the Leafs’ fourth round draft pick. CHN’s Mike McMahon tweeted that “BU freshman D Brandon Fortunato was invited to Detroit's camp, but he's spending his summer taking classes at BU prepping for the season.”  Sophomore Robbie Baillargeon, who led the Terriers in scoring as a freshman, will attend his second Ottawa Senators camp.

►The full list of current, future and past Terriers invited to NHL development camps can be found in the College Hockey Inc. compilation of invited players with college hockey connections.

Looking ahead
NHL Central Scouting’s early look at the 2015 draft includes three BU recruits Jack Eichel, Jordan Greenway and AJ Greer.

Looking back
Former BU co-captain John McCarthy signed a one-year two-way contract with St. Louis. He had played 87 games for the Sharks, who drafted him in 2006.
● McCarthy video highlights

Wedding Bells
Former Terriers Nick Bonino and Lauren Cherewyk were married in Boston over the holiday weekend, with former BU captain Kevin Shattenkirk serving as best man. Bonino, a 117-point scorer in three BU seasons, including 50 points for the 2009 national championship team, recently was traded by Anaheim to Vancouver. Cherewyk tallied 71 points in four varsity seasons; in 2009-10 she was the team’s second leading scorer, helping the Terriers earn their first Hockey East Championship and first-ever NCAA tournament berth.

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