BU’s 2017 recruit class has been completed with the addition of goalie Drew Hottefrom the NAHL Johnstown Tomahawks. The 6’1” native of Ambler, Penn., recorded a 2.43 goals against average and a .913 save percentage in 38 regular season games (and 2.00/.924 in three playoff games). Hotte set a team record for most wins by a netminder with 24. Last December his 5-0 record earned NAHL Goalie of the Month honors
Hotte spent three seasons at Milton Academy (Milton, Mass.) and then most of last season in the USHL with Waterloo—as a teammate of classmate Shane Bowers—and Madison. His numbers at Waterloo were 3.12 GAA and .889 save percentage.
With Hotte’s commitment, BU’s 2017 class is now complete with 10 freshmen—six forwards, three defensemen and one goalie. In addition, former RPI skater Drew Melanson comes aboard as a graduate transfer.
►@BurntBoats has updated the chart of Projected Future Terrier Rosters.
►Freshman Logan Cockerill talked with The Press & Argus about being drafted in the seventh round by the Islanders and looked ahead to playing at BU.
College Hockey Inc has a running list of college players and recruits attending NHL development camps. Nashville draftees Dante Fabbro, Patrick Harper and David Farrance have been joined at Predators’ camp by incoming freshman Hank Crone. Bobo Carpenter and Sean Maguire are at Penguins’ camp.
Five Terriers earned places on the Hockey East 2016-17 All Academic Team: Gabe Chabot, Nikolas Olsson, Shane Switzer, Connor LaCouvee and Tommy Kelley.
With NHL free agency set to begin on Saturday, a pair of teammates from BU’s 2009 national champions, Nick Bonino and Kevin Shattenkirk, are reported to be in high demand. Bonino won the Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh the past two seasons. Shattenkirk, who was traded to Washington late last season, has reportedly been targeted by teams including Boston, New Jersey, Buffalo and Tampa Bay.
Former BU goalie Matt O’Connor, who did not receive a qualifying offer from Ottawa, is reported to have signed on with Nashville.
Fourteen Terriers have earned places on the Hockey East All-Academic Team, led by Victoria Hanson. The senior goalie was named a Distinguished Scholar for being achieving All-Academic team status all four years.
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