Shane Bowers signs with Colorado Avalanche

Shane Bowers has agreed to an entry-level deal with the Colorado Avalanche, where he was traded after being selected by the Ottawa Senators with the 28th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.

Formerly a sophomore forward with Boston University, the Halifax, Nova Scotia native was named to the 2017-18 Hockey East All-Rookie Team, and received an All-Star Honorable Mention and Rookie of the Week title during that same season.

Bowers appeared in all 40 games during his first year with BU, collecting a team-best plus/minus of +16 while also tying for the team lead in game-winning goals (4). The eight-time Hockey East Top Performer also posted career-highs in goals (17) and assists (15).

Returning for the 2018-19 season, Bowers was a mainstay on the Terrier top line, missing just one game in his sophomore campaign. The second-year skater was one of just three Terriers to reach a double-digit total in both goals (11) and assists (10).

Having joined BU from the USA National Under-18 team where he captained the squad to a silver medal in 2018 and won gold in 2017, Farabee finishes his brief career on Commonwealth Avenue with nine multi-point games and three three-point games.

After coming to Commonwealth Avenue from the Waterloo Black Hawks of the United States Hockey League, Bowers now concludes his collegiate career with 28 goals and 25 assists in 77 games.

Entering the NHL at 19 years old, Bowers will likely get an opportunity to show he is ready for the professional game with the Colorado Eagles of the American Hockey League.

During Bowers’ time at BU, the Terriers won a Hockey East championship en route an appearance in the national tournament. In that postseason run, the then-freshman tallied one goal and four assists.

Max Willman set to graduate from BU

After serving as a forward for Boston University for one season, graduate student Max Willman’s career as a Terrier has come to an end.

Willman skated in 36 games in his lone season with BU. The Barnstable, Massachusetts native put up six assists over the course of the 2018-19 campaign, and scored a single goal, which proved to be the game-winner against Merrimack College on January 21, 2019.

Before spending a season with the Terriers, the financial management student logged 99 games with Brown University, finishing third on the team in scoring as a junior in 2016-17 with 11 goals and 16 assists. Willman was drafted 121st overall by the Buffalo Sabres in 2014.

Max Prawdzik set to graduate from BU

After serving as a goaltender for Boston University for three seasons, redshirt junior Max Prawdzik’s career as a Terrier has come to an end.

The Andover, Massachusetts native did not see ice time as a freshman, but was recognized with Hockey East All-Academic honors. In 2016-17, Prawdzik spent his second semester guiding the Lone Star Brahmas of the North American Hockey League to a Robertson Cup title.

Returning to BU as a redshirt sophomore, the once-again Hockey East All-Academic honoree appeared in three games, and was named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week after a 29-save shut-out of the University of Maine. In 2018-19, Prawdzik conceded two goals in three appearances.

After joining BU from the Brook School where he was named 2015 Independent School League Hockey League Most Valuable Player, Max Prawdzik finishes his collegiate career with a 2.46 goals-against average and .908 save percentage in six appearances.

During Prawdzik’s time at BU, the Terriers won a Hockey East championship and made three appearances in the national tournament.

Shane Switzer set to graduate from BU

After serving as a defenseman for Boston University for three seasons, redshirt junior Shane Switzer’s career as a Terrier has come to an end.

The Bloomfield Hills, Michigan native skated in six games as a freshman, earning a career-best plus/minus of +1. Switzer came up with his most productive season in 2016-17, notching a career-high three goals, as well as one assist to match the assist tallied in 2015-16.

In 2016-17, Switzer was named a one-time Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week and member of the 2017 Hockey East All-Academic Team, but did not appear in 2017-18. The blueliner returned as a redshirt junior for the 2018-19 season, making a career-high 17 appearances.

After joining BU from the Lloydminster Bobcats of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, Switzer now concludes his collegiate career with three goals and two assists in 31 games.

During Switzer’s time at BU, the Terriers won a Hockey East championship and made three appearances in the national tournament.

Ryan Cloonan set to graduate from BU

After serving as a forward for Boston University for four seasons, senior Ryan Cloonan’s career as a Terrier has come to an end.

The East Longmeadow, Massachusetts native shined as a freshman, appearing in all 39 games and totaling career-highs in goals (4), assists (10), and points (14). The three-time Hockey East Top Performer from 2015-16 finished with a career-best plus/minus of +1 the next season.

Seeing the ice for 15 games as a junior, Cloonan reemerged as an everyday skater for his final year with the team, tallying two goals and six assists, which all came in the second half of the season.

Cloonan came to BU after trying for the United States Premier Hockey League lead in power-play points (21) during the 2014-15 season with the Boston Jr. Bruins. The four-year Terrier now finishes his collegiate career with six goals and 23 assists through 122 games.

During Cloonan’s time at BU, the Terriers won a Hockey East championship and made three appearances in the national tournament.

Bobo Carpenter signs with New York Islanders

Bobo Carpenter has signed a two-year entry-level deal that will take effect next season with the New York Islanders after entering the offseason a free agent.

Formerly a senior forward with Boston University, the North Reading, Massachusetts native was named a 2017-18 New England All-Star, 2017-18 Hockey East Second Team All-Star, one-time Hockey East Player of the Week, and member of the 2017 Hockey East All-Academic Team.

Carpenter skated in all 39 games during his first year with the team, contributing three postseason goals as a freshman to close out the 2015-16 season. As a sophomore, Carpenter tied for second on the team with 14 goals, also posting a career-best eight-game point streak.

Taking over as an assistant captain for 2017-18, Carpenter led BU with 20 goals and tied for the team lead in points (35) and game-winning goals (4). Becoming a senior captain, Carpenter tallied a team-leading nine goals by the end of 2018, before missing 10 games due to injury late in the season.

Originally coming to BU from the Sioux City Musketeers of the United States Hockey League, Carpenter now closes out his four years as a Terrier with 56 goals and 46 assists in 144 games. The captain notched two hat tricks, and tallied three assists in a single game on one occasion.

During Carpenter’s time at BU, the Terriers won a Hockey East championship and made three appearances in the national tournament.

Moving on to the New York Islanders, Carpenter will get a chance to continue his hockey career by joining an organization that has stockpiled prospects as it continues to build up its system.

Dante Fabbro signs with Nashville Predators

Dante Fabbro has signed an entry-level deal with the Nashville Predators, where he was selected with the 17th overall pick in the 2016 NHL draft.

Formerly a junior defenseman with Boston University, the New Westminster, British Columbia native was voted a 2017-18 New England All-Star, and a Hockey East Second Team All-Star in 2017-18 and 2018-19. In the World Juniors with Canada, he won gold in 2018 and silver in 2017.

Fabbro started strong at BU, making 36 appearances in the 2016-17 season. It was his sophomore year when he really broke out, finishing second among all Hockey East defenseman in points (29) with a career-best nine goals, and leading the conference in blocks (82).

Taking on the responsibility of co-captain as a junior in 2018-19, the ten-time Hockey East Top Performer once again led Hockey East with 82 blocks, while also posting a career-best 26 assists to lead the team in that category and finish second on the team with 33 points.

Having joined BU from the Penticton Vees of the British Columbia Hockey League, Fabbro ends his time as a Terrier with 22 goals and 58 assists over 112 games. The blueliner notched a single four-assist game en route to a career-high five points that night, and also recorded one hat-trick.

Fabbro joins a Nashville Predators organization with Stanley Cup aspirations and an already elite blue line under which Fabbro will develop as an elite defensive talent in his own right.

During Fabbro’s time at BU, the Terriers won a Hockey East championship and made two appearances in the national tournament.

Joel Farabee signs with Philadelphia Flyers

Joel Farabee has signed an entry-level deal that will take effect next season with the Philadelphia Flyers, where he was selected with the 14th overall pick in the 2018 NHL draft.

Formerly a freshman forward with Boston University, the Cicero, New York native was named the 2019 Hockey East Rookie of the Year, and was chosen for the 2019 Hockey East All-Rookie Team and 2018 Preseason All-CHN Rookie Team.

Additional accolades for the eight-time Hockey East Top Performer include being a three-time Hockey East Rookie of the Week, one-time GoTerriers.com Student-Athlete of the Week, and nominated for the Walter Brown Award and Hockey East Rookie of the Month.

Farabee burst on to the scene in his lone year with the Terriers, leading BU in points (36), total goals (17), game-winning goals (5), shorthanded goals (3), and plus-minus (+4), averaging nearly a point a game and only missing one game throughout the 2018-19 season.

Having joined BU from the USA National Under-18 team where he captained the squad to a silver medal in 2018 and won gold in 2017, Farabee finishes his brief career on Commonwealth Avenue with nine multi-point games and three three-point games.

Farabee will join a Philadelphia Flyers organization that appears poised to have a breakthrough season, and his elite offensive capabilities will be a welcomed sight in Philadelphia for years to come.

Jake Oettinger signs with Dallas Stars

Jake Oettinger has signed a three-year entry-level deal with the Dallas Stars, where he was selected with the 26th overall pick in the 2017 NHL draft.

Formerly a junior goaltender with Boston University, the Lakeville, Minnesota native was voted the 2018 Hockey East Tournament MVP and 2017 Hockey East Second-Team All-Star, and was selected to the 2018 Hockey East All-Tournament Team and 2017 Hockey East All-Rookie Team.

Additional accolades for the 17-time Hockey East Top Performer include being a five-time Hockey East Goaltender of the Week, two-time Hockey East Rookie of the Week, and one-time Hockey East Player of the Week and Hockey East Goaltender of the Month.

The 2017 World Juniors gold medalist took over between the pipes as soon as he arrived at BU for 2016-17, putting up a career-best .927 save percentage and 2.11 goals-against average to go along with a career-high 56 saves in the NCAA West Regional first round against North Dakota.

Oettinger tallied a career-best five shutouts as a sophomore in 2017-18, and backstopped BU to a Hockey East championship. Becoming an assistant captain for 2018-19, Oettinger made 89 saves on 93 shots when at the TD Garden, and tied BU’s career shut-out record with 13.

Having joined BU from the USA National Under-18 team, Oettinger now concludes his collegiate career having logged 6,566 minutes in the crease over 109 games, posting 3,054 saves en route to 58 wins and a career save percentage of .923 and career goals-against average of 2.34.

After graduating later this spring, Oettinger will join a Dallas Stars organization with tremendous young talent, and will likely take a spot in the American Hockey League with the Texas Stars to adjust to the professional game before aiming for a consistent NHL role.

During Oettinger’s time at BU, the Terriers won a Hockey East championship and made two appearances in the national tournament.