Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Linkorama has named junior defenseman Doyle Somerby as the New York Islanders’ most improved prospect this past season. The 6-5 defenseman from Marblehead, who was drafted by the Islanders in 2012, will captain next year’s Terrier squad.

Freshman Charlie McAvoy, a projected first-round pick in next month’s NHL entry draft, is the subject of an SB Nation All About The Jersey profile that includes analysis and video.

McKeen’s Hockey looks at Calgary Flames prospects, including Brandon Hickey who will return to BU for his junior season. Hickey, drafted by the Flames in 2014, skated for Team Canada in the 2016 World Junior Championships.

According to several reports, BU is one of eight Hockey East teams that will appear in Frozen Fenway doubleheaders next season. Dates and match-ups have yet to be announced.
● Bangor Daily News report

Looking ahead
2016 recruit Dante Fabbro has been named the top CJHL defenseman for the past season. Fabbro, who previously was named the BCHL defensive MVP and skated for Canada in the recent World U18 championships, is projected to be a first-round pick in the June draft.
● Penticton Western News report

2016 recruit Jake Oettinger participated in USA Hockey’s Warren Strelow National Goaltending Camp. He also attended last year’s Strelow camp. The 6'4" netminder from Lakeville, Minn.,  is projected to be one of the top goalies eligible for the 2017 NHL draft.

US Hockey wire tweeted that future Terrier defenseman Braden Doyle has transferred from Shattuck St. Mary's, and will attend Lawrence Academy for the 2016-2017 hockey season. The Lynnfield, Mass., native scored 46 points (12G, 34A) for the Shattuck Bantams, who won the Tier 1 14U national championship . The Boston Hockey Blog tweeted that Doyle will join BU for the 2020-21 season.

Looking back
Nick Bonino recorded his ninth assist of the post-season in Pittsburgh’s 3-2 overtime win against Tampa Bay, tying their conference championship series at one game apiece. Bonino has a 2-9-11 playoff scoring line.
● recap and video

Kevin Shattenkirk’s St. Louis Blues and Matt Nieto’s San Jose Sharks are tied at a game apiece in the other conference championship. Shattenkirk also has 11 playoff points. Nieto has missed recent games dues to an injury. Colin Wilson had 13 points for Nashville, which was eliminated in the conference semi-final by San Jose.

Former Terrier All-American and US Olympian Jim Craig has announced plans to sell the gold medal won in the 1980 games in Lake Placid. With an opening bid set at $100K, the medal is expected to fetch between $1 million and $1.5 million.
● report

NJ Devils' article on David Warsofsky, currently playing for Team USA in the World Championships in Russia.  Behind the US bench is head coach John Hynes with David Quinn serving as assistant coach.  Chris Drury is part of the USA Hockey management team.

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