Per Mike Anthony of the Hartford Courant, once-BU recruit Maxim Letunov is expected to play at the University of Connecticut. According to Anthony, the switch comes as a result of issues with the admissions process at BU.
Letunov is waiting on official word from the UConn admissions office, but Anthony’s report says there shouldn’t be an issue there. However, there’s still some uncertainty as to whether Letunov will be eligible for 2015-16 or will have to wait until 2016-17.
The 6-foot-3 center was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the second round of the 2014 NHL Draft, before his rights were traded to Arizona in March.
BU will still welcome top forward recruits in Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, Jordan Greenway, Bobo Carpenter and Ryan Cloonan this fall.
A few other notes and links:
-Former Terrier Chris Drury will be inducted into the USA Hockey Hall of Fame on Dec. 17.
-This happened a while back, but for those who don’t know, looks like Sean Skahan will replace Anthony Morando as the team’s strength and conditioning coach. Skahan has a pretty impressive resume, having previously worked with the Anaheim Ducks.
-Good stuff on Brandon Hickey from the Calgary Flames website.
-In other Hockey East news, former Northeastern forward Michael Szmatula is expected to play for Minnesota.