Monday, April 05, 2010

BU fills a slot on defense

With Eric Gryba graduating and juniors Kevin Shattenkirk and Colby Cohen foregoing their senior seasons to sign with Colorado, BU has lost half its starting blueline corps. BU’s coaching staff has added a defenseman with size to fill one of the slots, Avon Old Farm's blueliner Patrick MacGregor, a 6-4, 210 right-shot.

USHR reports that MacGregor, a 7-12-90 birthdate, has "size, strength, and the ability to both clear out in front and get the puck out of his end efficiently. He improved significantly in his senior season. "

In the Winged Beavers' run to the 2010 New England Prep championship, he scored 3 goals and 18 assists, including two assists in the 4-1 title game win over Northfield Mount Hermon. Like his new BU teammates, MacGregor has played an outdoor game at Fenway Park, as Avon Old Farms took on Taft on Dec. 21 in the historic ballpark. He also played in the Western New England Fall Prep Elite Hockey League last fall.

Prior to spending two seasons at AOF, MacGregor was an all-state defenseman for Hamden H.S. in Connecticut.

He joins NTDP U18 defenseman Adam Clendening, who committed in BU last September, in the Terriers' 2010 recruit class, along with forwards Charlie Coyle, Sahir Gill and Matt Nieto.

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