Last year Terriers: Where are they now?

The first round of the annual Beanpot tournament is over, which means that there are only a few weeks left of the Boston University men’s hockey regular season. Looking forward, BU will take on No. 11 Northeastern University Monday night in the Beanpot Championship. After, the Terriers will only have conference matchups during the regular season.

As this blog has done in the past, Liam and Matt thought it would be a good idea to update the Boston Hockey Blog faithful on what the members of last year’s team, who do not wear the scarlet and white, are up to.

Oskar Andrén – Ferris State University
Andrén transferred to Ferris State University and has not appeared in a game for the team this season.

Kieffer Bellows – Portland Winterhawks

The former first round pick left BU to play junior hockey for the Portland Winterhawks in the Western Hockey League. His 52 points (26g and 26a) have him third on the Winterhawks this season.

Bellows is known for his shot and it was on full display at the World Junior Championship, where he had nine goals over the seven games. He also secured a spot on the IIHF All-Star Team.

He signed an entry-level contract with the New York Islanders back in September.

Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson – Providence Bruins

The Terriers’ former assistant captain is currently skating for the Providence Bruins. He is currently tied for second with 13 goals and his 28 points are good for fourth.

Tommy Kelley – Worcester Railers

Kelley has split time this year with the Manchester Monarchs, Cincinnati Cyclones, Atlanta Gladiators and Worcester Railers.

In 13 games this year, he has two goals and two assists.

Clayton Keller – Arizona Coyotes

The former No. 7 draft pick is currently is lighting up the score sheets in the NHL. The 19-year-old rookie currently leads his team in points and is fourth among rookies with 36. He also leads the Coyotes with 14 points and 22 assists.

He is considered among the front runners for the Calder Trophy.


Connor LaCouvee – Minnesota State University

After backing up then freshman goaltender Jake Oettinger last season, LaCouvee transferred to Minnesota State University and is now their starting goaltender.

LaCouvee has appeared in 19 games this season, and has a 1.92 goals against average and .913 goal save percentage this season.

He returned to Agganis Arena in October and helped guide Mankato to a sweep of the Terriers. In his one appearance in the series, he saved 32 shots in the 6-3 victory.

Charlie McAvoy – Boston Bruins

The first year blueliner often skates among the first defensive pairing with Bruins captain Zdeno Chara. McAvoy recently returned to the lineup after missing sometime due to a heart procedure.

On the season, McAvoy has 25 points thanks to five goals and 20 assists. He is also a strong candidate for the Calder Trophy.

Johnny McDermott – Providence College

McDermott announced he will continue his NCAA career with Hockey East foe No. 9 Providence College.


Nick Roberto – South Carolina Stingrays
The Wakefield native signed to play with the South Carolina Stingrays over the summer. In 33 games, he has 11 points.

Doyle Somerby – Cleveland Monsters

Last season’s captain, Doyle Somerby, signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets in August 2017 after not signing his entry-level contract with the New York Islanders.

He is currently skating for their AHL affiliate, the Cleveland Monsters, and has six assists so far on the season.


  1. Nice job! If only we had Bellows in our line-up this year. I wonder if he would have put up similar numbers in the NCAA.

  2. Great news!!! NOT Greenway says he is coming back next year. He needs to leave after this season. Too many good players coming in next year. Thanks for all you’ve done Jordan, but please don’t come back.

  3. We need Greenway for the rest of the season, when he returns from the Olympics, that’s for sure. He is the second leading scorer on the club and the Terriers will surely miss him in the BP final, lets just hope Harper returns. Good players coming in next year, what does that mean? BU has been recruiting super talent for 4 years now and what has the program reaped? not much. If they buy into the program and stay for a while then thing might change.

  4. TK, no offense, but you have seriously lost your mind … or are a BC troll. Greenway is one of the five most important players on this team … who just so happens to be improving every year. So, of course I can see why you would not want him to come back for his senior year LOL!!!

  5. Tk 1180 not sure why you bash greenway so much. He is a great player he does so much for this team. I did not know he said he was coming back that’s great news to me. I love his loyalty for coming back this year. I don’t blame any kids for pursuing there dream and signing. I enjoyed the article and enjoyed watching those players last season but I want to talk about this years team and the beanpot. I have not heard much about Bobo and what he did Monday. I watched the play on tv for a second time his leg gets twisted under the biggest player in college hockey he comes back on the ice not able to put full weight on it and plays a few shifts on it. He also gains the red line and knows he is going to get buried but is able to get line change and it is that line that scores the winner. The kid is tough as nails. It was a gutsy performance by the whole team. I’m not sure this team will win it all but they have givin it there all and are making things interesting. This blog has had some issues lately but I rember writing at the break that this team would make a run and I was mocked by so many. People would also criticize the players and coaches well I feel great that now I can say go bu as one of only a few who write on this blog who have kept the faith throughout the year. The BU train is burning down the track as the hottest team in the country?

  6. So frustrating that this blog always says error after posting but I will try a second time I think greenway is a great player so does a NHL team so does every coach who went up against him as well as tv commentators who cover his games. So that dispels tk1180 point. Also it was a great article but let’s talk about this years team what Bobo did Monday was incredible the biggest guy in college hockey falls on his twisted leg bobo can’t put weight on it and he plays. The kid is tough as nails he also gets the puck over the red line and gets crushed a hit he saw coming so he could make a line change it was this line change that lead to the goal. I love that we are on the longest win streak in the country. I’m not sure we will win it all but we are certainly giving it everything we have so proud of these kids. Go bu ?