Monday, March 25, 2019

Four bolt for the NHL

Three Terrier juniors—Jake Oettinger, Dante Fabbro and Chad Krys—and one freshman—Joel Farabee—are giving up their remaining eligibility to begin professional careers.

The departures of the juniors—all high NHL draft picks—had been expected. According to one source, the Flyers, who had drafted Farabee in the first round of last June’s draft, had been on board most of the season with his spending a second year at BU, but a hot second half that propelled Farabee to Hockey East Rookie of the Year honors led to a re-evaluation and the decision that he sign now.

Oettinger, a Dallas first-round pick in 2017, signed a three-year entry-level contract and will play the rest of the season with the AHL Texas Stars on an amateur tryout (ATO).  
● USCHO report 
● report

Fabbro, drafted 16th overall by Nashville in the 2016 draft, also signed an entry-level deal, but is expected to join the Predators immediately. Fabbro, a co-captain this past season, had a career best 33 points and was a second team Hockey East All-Star.
● The Hockey Writers Predators sign Dante Fabbro 
● The Tennessean report

Krys, like Oettinger, is headed to the AHL (Rockford) after signing a three-year entry level contract. A second-round pick by the Blackhawks in 2016, he had 28 points this season.   
● Chicago Sun Times report 
Farabee, a 14th overall pick by the Flyers, led BU in both goals (17) and scoring (36) this season with four goals coming in the Hockey East quarterfinals. He missed the semifinal game loss to Northeastern with a knee injury and isn’t expected to play again this season. Farabee, whose entry-level contract begins in 2019-20, is the third freshman in the past five seasons to lead BU in scoring and then leave for the NHL.
● report
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Yet another Terrier drafted in the first round, Shane Bowers, is reportedly returning to BU for his junior season. A report in Mile Hockey Hockey suggests the Nova Scotia native, whose draft rights are held by Colorado, will be back in Scarlet for the 2019-2020 season. 
● Mile High Hockey report

Women’s Team 
Congratulations to former Terriers Marie-Philip Poulin and Maddie Elia on winning their leagues' MVP awards.

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