Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Oksanen signs with AHL Hartford; trio named to All-American Prospects Game

As has been rumored for several months, former Terrier sniper Ahti Oksanen has signed a contract with the Rangers’ AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolfpack.  The Kirkkonummi, Finland, native, who played the second half of last season with a torn labrum, scored 115 points (51G, 64A) as a Terrier. After two seasons as a blueliner, he moved up to wing and became one of BU’s top offensive players.

● Hartford Wolfpack report
● Today’s Slapshot report
● Career stats

ESPN’s  Corey Pronman’s list of the NHL’s top 120 prospects includes four Terriers: Clayton Keller (#6), Dante Fabbro (#21, photo), Kieffer Bellows (#33) and Charlie McAvoy (#45). All four were first-round picks in last June's NHL entry draft.

One current Terrier and two members of the 2017 recruit class have been selected to play in the 2016 CCM All-American Prospect Game, set for Sept. 22 in Philadelphia. Freshman goalie Jake Oettinger  from Lakeville, Minn.,will be joined by NTDP U18 skaters David Farrance, a left-shot defenseman from Victor, New York, and Logan Cockerill, a left-shot forward from Brighton, Michigan.
● All-American Prospect Game home page and roster
● Rochester Democrat & Chronicle report

Looking ahead
L-R: Wise, DeBoer, Weiss
The 2016-17 NTDP U17s have reported to Plymouth, Michigan to prepare for their season, which begins on Sept. 9. This season's U17s roster features four future BU forwards: Jack DeBoer, Joel Farabee, Tyler Weiss, and Jake Wise. DeBoer, Weiss and Wise (photo) were gold-medal teammates at last winter's Youth Olympic Games in Norway.
U17s roster 
Wise snipes a top-shelf goal at Shoot To Score.

Looking back
Former Terrier netminder Jason Tapp has been promoted to Associate Head Coach at Union College. Tapp initially joined the Dutchmen staff in 2009-10 as a volunteer assistant goalie coach and became an assistant coach when Rick Bennett assumed the head coaching duties in 2011.
Union Athletics report
● Daily Gazette report

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