Forward Johnny McDermott Announces Transfer To Providence

Former Boston University men’s hockey forward Johnny McDermott is taking his talents to Hockey East rival Providence College, the sophomore announced Wednesday night via Twitter.

After receiving playing time in 14 games of his first season with the Terriers, McDermott was stuck behind a loaded freshman class of forwards on the depth chart this year and was unable to break onto the ice.

The Darien, Connecticut native took seven shots as a freshman, including two each against Union College and the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.

While he did not score a goal during his BU tenure, he recorded an assist in his first collegiate action. In a 6-1 win over Colgate University last season on Oct. 8, McDermott combined with current sophomore forward Gabriel Chabot (who has also struggled to find ice time this season) to set up former forward Tommy Kelley on a goal to give the Terriers a 4-0 lead in the game.

McDermott joins a Friars program that handed BU a disappointing 3-0 loss in Rhode Island on Saturday night and will take on BU this Friday night at Agganis Arena.

Westminster forward Johnny McDermott commits to BU for 2016

By Kevin Dillon/DFP Staff

The future of the Boston University men’s hockey team is becoming increasingly clear, as Westminster forward Johnny McDermott announced his committment to BU via Twitter Thursday night.

Proud to announce my commitment to Boston University! Couldn’t be happier with my decision. #terriers
— Johnny McDermott (@jmachockey) February 21, 2014

McDermott, who is a Darien, Conn, native, becomes the second recruit set to arrive for the 2016 season along with ’98-born Clayton Keller. The 6-foot-2, 178-pound winger, who was born in 1997, had reportedly drawn interest from Boston College, Providence College, the University of Connecticut and Union College.