Monday, June 28, 2021

Defenseman Ty Gallagher commits to BU for 2021-22

After losing 2021 recruit Roman Schmidt to the OHL, BU has received a commitment from another NTDP U18 blueliner, Ty Gallagher. The 6’0” 190, right-shot from Clarkston, Mich., had previously been committed to Notre Dame, but when the Fighting Irish, who had signed several grad transfers, asked him to defer to 2022, he re-opened his recruitment.  

NEHJ reports that Gallagher also was being pursued by Connecticut, Colorado College and Nebraska-Omaha. He joins defensemen Braden Doyle and Charles-Alexis Legault in the Terrier recruit class for next season.

This past season, Gallagher scored 27 points (14 goals, 13 assists) in 48 games for NTDP with 12 points (five goals, seven assists) in 25 USHL games. His three goals in five games at the World U18s—including a pair of power play goals against Germany—led all defensemen. The goals at the Worlds established a new program career record of 25, eclipsing Cam York’s 22.

With the U17s in 2019-20, Gallagher had an 11-11-22 scoring line in 49 games, earning a silver medal at the World U17 Challenge. He is a product of the Compuware program, skating for 14U and 16U HPHL championship squads. Gallagher also participated in the World Selects Invitational in his U14 and U15 seasons. In 2016, he played for Belle Tire’s championship squad at the Quebec International PeeWee Tournament.

NHL Central Scouting ranked him #53 among North American skaters, while McKeen’s Hockey has him at #92 and Draft Prospects Hockey slotted him at #69.

Elite Prospects Page

● Gallagher draft profile

● Video: Shift by Shift vs. Dubuque (3-5-21)

USA Hockey Gallagher feature 


► Four Terriers have been named to the Team USA roster for the World Junior Summer Showcase beginning July 24 at USA Arena in Plymouth, Mich. The WJSS is the first step in selecting the U.S. Junior National Team that will compete in the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championships in Alberta. BU will be represented by three sophomores, goalie Drew Commesso and forwards Dylan Peterson and Luke Tuch, and freshman winger Tyler Boucher.

● USA Hockey report


Looking ahead

New England Hockey Journal's Kirk Luedeke took a look at five future Hockey East players who spent last season in the USHL, including 2021 recruit Brian Carrabes and 2022 recruit Doug Grimes.

1. Brian Carrabes, Sioux City, North Andover, Mass. (Boston University)
08/01/01, right shot, 5-10/165

Smallish scorer is fast and highly skilled with a nose for the net. He gets up to speed quickly in just a few slashing strides and can handle the puck at full gallop, using his balance and agility to elude defenders with east-west moves. A product of Kimball Union Academy and St. John’s Prep, Carrabes came to the USHL a season ago after being drafted by the Sioux Falls Stampede, but was dealt to rival Sioux City at the 2020 trade deadline.

After pacing the Musketeers in goals with 21 in 45 games, he brings scoring and ability to play with pace to BU. He may need to be patient and work his way into a bigger role as he gets stronger and adjusts to the Hockey East. He had a disappointing USHL playoffs, going held off the score sheet in four games over two series against Omaha and Fargo. His playing style compares to: Brendan Gallagher

4. Doug Grimes, Sioux City, Brookline, Mass. (Boston University)
04/18/02, right shot, 6-2/186

Although he battled through injuries which limited him to 22 games and four goals, the Dexter Southfield product has upside. With the size and good wheels to play at the highest levels, he does a pretty good job of hunting pucks and helping in the transition game. He committed to BU in the middle of a breakout prep season, parlaying that success into the 15th overall selection (1st round) of the 2020 USHL Entry Draft by the Cedar Rapids Roughriders. When that team had to sit out the 20-21 season due to damage done to the venue in a major wind storm last Aug., Grimes was acquired via the dispersal draft.

If he does not go in to BU this fall and returns to the USHL, Grimes will play for Cedar Rapids in 21-22. His playing style compares to: Ryan Dzingel



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