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Recognizing the seniors and grad students leaving BU men’s hockey

The 2019-20 season is over, and its finish also concludes the college careers of six veteran Terriers: seniors Gabe Chabot, Patrick Curry, Patrick Harper and Nico Lynch, and grad students Alex Brink and Sam Tucker. This article will detail each of their BU careers in alphabetical order.

Alex Brink

Joining the Terriers as a graduate transfer from Brown University, Alex Brink carved out a consistent role among BU’s bottom-six, appearing in all 34 games. Immediately becoming a leader as one of the team’s most experienced players, Brink made his biggest impact through his physicality and motor, challenging opposing defensemen with speed and strength. He finished his lone season at BU with three assists.

Gabe Chabot

Gabe Chabot was a consistent name on the line chart for his four years on Comm. Ave., playing 134 games in the scarlet and white. A small body with a big game, Chabot relentlessly wore down opponents and never feared contact, especially around the net. He had his most productive season as a senior, potting a career-best five goals to go along with two assists, finishing his career with 10 goals and 11 assists.

Patrick Curry

Donning the “C” as BU’s captain for the 2019-20 season, Patrick Curry ended his BU career with a bang. After recording seven goals and 21 points over his first two seasons, Curry exploded in the second half of his collegiate career, scoring 32 goals – including a team-leading 19 this past season – and providing 26 assists. A reliable two-way player in all situations, Curry finishes with a +10 rating after 141 games.

Patrick Harper

Throughout his collegiate career, Patrick Harper dazzled in the offensive zone. Harper burst on to the scene with 13 goals and a career-best 24 assists as a freshman, drawing attention through his quickness and puck skills. Overcoming medical challenges as a sophomore and junior, he put up a career-best 14 goals with 23 assists as a senior and assistant captain. After 128 appearances, he leaves BU with a +22 rating.

Nico Lynch

A fan-favorite among the Terrier goaltending ranks, Nico Lynch served as BU’s third netminder for his three-and-a-half seasons with the team. After impressing with a flawless third period in an exhibition game against Concordia this past December, Lynch made his official NCAA debut against UConn in February, coming on in relief in the third period and making four saves to provoke the cheers of the BU faithful.

Sam Tucker

Coming to BU from Yale, Sam Tucker earned the starting job twice in his graduate year, claiming the crease in the fall semester and finishing the season between the pipes after spending a month as the second-choice keeper. Often displaying a knack for acrobatic saves and breakaway stops, Tucker posted a 2.51 goals-against average and .914 save percentage across 26 games, earning 10 wins.

The Boston Hockey Blog thanks these graduating Terriers for their respect, understanding and availability with the media, as well as their contributions to BU hockey over their collegiate careers.


  1. Good luck to all these young men and I thank them for their four years of service to BUH. I forgot that Curry had only accumulated 21 points over his first two seasons. So, something to think about when we pass judgement on some of our underclassmen who are putting up 0.25-0.5 points per game. Of course Curry always played a gritty, two-way game that helped the team tremendously before he actually became a potent scorer. On a final note, I am sad to not be able to say goodbye to them personally at the Friends of Hockey brunch in April (which I assume will be cancelled secondary to COVID-19).

  2. Great group of kids who will do great things in the world. I wish them the best of luck all great players but even better people. I still would have liked to see Gabe play more on the first two lines.

  3. totally agree with you Colin about Gabe. one of my favorite players and a class act