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Four current/future Boston University Terriers were taken in the first 50 picks of the NHL draft this weekend. Star rising sophomore Jack Eichel was taken second overall as expected by the Buffalo Sabres where he will eventually join former linemate Evan Rodrigues in the organization. The second Terrier taken was Eichel's classmate,AJ Greer who went 39th overall to the Colorado Avalanche.Greer will most likely spend 2-3 more seasons on Comm. Ave before making the jump the professional ranks however. Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson went 45th to the Boston Bruins and Jordan Greenway went 50th to Minnesota Wild. Both of them will be freshmen on the team this coming season and expect to make immediate impacts with classmate Maxim Letunov who was a second round draftpick in last year's draft.
The real JFK
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* Indicates could be busy winning NHL rookie of the year
Robert Carpenter, Chase Phelps,Mike Moran, Sean Mactavish, and Tommy Kelley will all be battling for time on the ice as well in one of the deeper,talented groups of forwards in BU hockey history.
The defense is also very deep and has 8 capable dmen who can contribute both offensively and defensively.
Incoming freshman Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson has been invited to Sweden's World Junior Camp.— Boston Hockey Blog (@BOShockeyblog) June 30, 2015
Brandon Hickey has been invited to Hockey Canada's WJC camp this summer.— Boston Hockey Blog (@BOShockeyblog) June 23, 2015
Brandon Fortunato, John MacLeod, Charlie McAvoy, Jack Eichel & Jordan Greenway have been invited to Team USA WJC evaluation camp in August.— Boston Hockey Blog (@BOShockeyblog) June 18, 2015
The above three tweets show what a deep team the Terriers will have going into next season in case you weren't already aware. Coach Quinn was rewarded the strong promise of the future with a 5 year contract for his efforts in his first two years at the head of the program. The schedule was also released and the above three tweets show why no games where schedule during the U20 World Championship tournament next winter as the Terriers could be missing up to 7 players from their roster. It is certainly a great time to be a Terrier fan.