Last practice before we ✈️to the Rocky Mountains for a weekend series with @DU_Hockey. #GoBU pic.twitter.com/mpOejFguvH— BU Men's Hockey (@TerrierHockey) October 12, 2016
.@TerrierHockey coach David Quinn tells us what he really thinks about his guys.. In a lovable way. @BUAthletics @collegehockey @hockey_east pic.twitter.com/Ytq2RmX1aL— American Sports Net (@LiveOnASN) October 12, 2016
Kotkansalo could be a really good get for Sioux Falls for next season, a steady two-way defenseman from Blues U20 who started to produce more points as the season progressed. He’s not flashy in any way, but he can do plenty of things well. His first pass and positioning is good, he gets shots on net through traffic and he can push forwards to the outside. His stride isn’t the prettiest, but he’s got adequate mobility and good balance on his skates.
“The reason why I’m going there is because you prepare to go to play college hockey. I know it’s a very tough league. It’s definitely a better league than in Finland, and that’s why I’m going there, to get tough games.
“I think I’m an all-around defenseman, maybe a little bit of offensive upside. Obviously, I like to make big hits, but they don’t come so often. I can do that and make good passes.
Two Terriers have scored on @NHL opening night! First, it was Shatty scoring the Blues' first goal (in addition to 2 assists) in 5-2 win! https://t.co/rjj8rCXhd4— BU Men's Hockey (@TerrierHockey) October 13, 2016
... and then Chiasson scored the Flames' first goal in his Calgary debut! #ProudToBU https://t.co/Y9k1gqCntr— BU Men's Hockey (@TerrierHockey) October 13, 2016