’04 Devin Kaplan commits to men’s hockey

Earlier this week, the Boston University men’s hockey team became the sixth college program to land a ’04 recruit. That player is Bridgewater, New Jersey native Devin Kaplan.

Kaplan is described as a right shot power forward who shows great effort on both ends of the ice.

Last season he put up 39 points in 31 games in Bantam Majors for the New Jersey Avalanche. He is expected to join 2021 recruit Jeremey Wilmer on the 16U team for the Avalanche.

 

Tkachuk to sign with the Ottawa Senators

Per ESPN’s John Buccigross, Brady Tkachuk will sign a pro contract with the Ottawa Senators and leave Boston University after one season. The Senators drafted him fourth overall in the 2018 draft.

In his lone season with the Terriers, Tkachuk was named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team and was named the Hockey East Performer of the week two times. He was named the Hockey East Rookie of the Week one time. He also helped Team USA to a Bronze Medal in the IIHF World Junior Championship.

The St. Louis native played in all 40 games while putting up 31 points and led the team in assists with 23.

 

 

 

 

A previous version of this article stated that Tkachuk had 31 assists when in fact he had 23 assists. It has since been updated to reflect these changes

Danny Zhilkin and Roman Schmidt commit to men’s hockey

This week, the Boston University men’s hockey team received commitments from ’03 forward Danny Zhiklin and ’03 defenseman Roman Schmidt.

Schmidt is a 6-foot-4-inch defenseman who plays a pro-style game. Neutral Zone has him graded 4.75 out of five stars.

 

 

Zhiklin is tall and has a powerful stride. The Ontario native is expected to be a highly sought after OHL draft prospect. The Toronto Marlboros product won the 2018 Jr. Chowder Cup MVP while playing for Maroon Hockey.

 

Dom Fensore commits to men’s hockey

Defenseman Dom Fensore has committed to Boston University after decommitting from Quinnipiac University earlier this week. He is expected to join the Terriers for the 2019 season.

The NDTP defenseman has been described as a puck-moving offensive defenseman and is one of the top 01 defensemen in the country. He is the first major recruiting victory since head coach  Albie O’Connell took over for New York Rangers head coach David Quinn.

The Thornwood, New York native has been praised for his skating ability and his footwork.

One cause for concern about Fensore is his size. However, he has managed to turn his frame into an advantage.

He is the latest commit from the U.S National Under-17 team for BU that currently includes defensemen Alex Vlasic, Case McCarthy and forward Travis Zegras.

NCAA ice hockey rule changes

Thursday the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved a proposal that allows each conference to utilize one or two different formats after a 5-0n-5 overtime period.

After the 5-0n-5 overtime period, conferences may allow for either a five-minute, three-on-three overtime period and a shootout or just a shootout to award additional conference points.

This will not happen in non-conference games as those games will just end in a tie at the conclusion of the overtime. In the case of regular season tournaments, a 20-minute sudden death period can be played for overtime, instead of the traditional five-minute overtime period. These tournaments can use the three-on-three and shootout or the standalone shootout format.

Other rule changes were also approved which can be found here.

Hank Crone not returning to men’s hockey

Forward Hank Crone will not be returning to the Boston University men’s hockey team. The Cedar Hill, Texas native had 12 points in 35 games with the Terriers. Crone will transfer to the University of Denver for the 2019-20 season.

Crone will rejoin the Fargo Force of the USHL next season. Prior to the Terriers, Crone had 99 points in 106 games for the Force. He finished tied for third in the USHL while playing for the Force during the 2016-17 season with 62 points.

Terriers in NHL devlopment camps

Now that the NHL draft is over with, now comes time for NHL development camps. Below you will find the list of Terriers who are in the camps.

Buffalo Sabres

Defenseman Brandon Hickey

Graduate transfer forward Max Willman

Chicago Blackhawks

Junior defenseman Chad Krys

Freshman forward Jake Wise

Colorado Avalanche

Sophomore forward Shane Bowers

Dallas Stars

Sophomore goaltender Jake Oettinger

Detroit Red Wings 

Sophomore defenseman Kasper Kotkansalo

Nashville Predators 

Junior defenseman Dante Fabbro

Junior forward Patrick Harper

Sophomore defenseman David Farrance

New Jersey Devils 

Senior forward Bobo Carpenter

New York Islanders

Senior forward Bobo Carpenter

Forward Kieffer Bellows

Sophomore forward Logan Cockerill

Ottawa Senators 

Sophomore forward Brady Tkachuk

Philadelphia Flyers

Freshman forward Joel Farabee

Pittsburgh Penguins

Freshman forward Jack DeBoer

Recruit forward Liam Gorman

St. Louis Blues

Sophomore forward Ty Amonte

Toronto Maple Leafs

Forward J.J Piccich

New York Rangers

Forward Drew Melanson

The complete list can be found here.