Terriers add ’98-born recruit Patrick Harper

By Andrew Battifarano/DFP Staff

The Boston University men’s hockey team may have its roster in place for the 2014-15 season, but the Terriers continue to add players for the future.

Forward Patrick Harper announced on his Twitter account Friday morning that he has committed to the school, joining forwards Clayton Keller, Kieffer Bellows and Hank Crone as the fourth 1998-born player to do so.



The 5-foot-8 forward played midget hockey last season for both Connecticut Oilers and the New Jersey Rockets. In 24 games with the Rockets, Harper tallied 29 points on 13 goals and 16 assists. During the USA Hockey Select 16 Camp this summer, the Connecticut native scored three goals in five games played.

Harper is considered undersized for his position, but has made up for it in skill. He’s known for his strong passing and goal-scoring abilities throughout the offensive zone.

This season the forward will play hockey with Avon Old Farms prep school in his home state.