Doyle Somerby played the most games out of any Terrier in this year's senior class with 151 games as staple of BU's defensive corps including a brief appearance at forward this season due to injuries to the roster. Somerby was a regular in the lineup ever since he arrived on campus and was easily noticeable with large size and physical play. Somerby was a regular on the penalty kill all four years on campus and was a lot of times used as BU's go to defensive d pairing especially this season with defensive partner John Macleod.
Somerby's senior leadership this year was vital to the team's success as BU was the youngest team in the nation and only had three seniors and Somerby being the most battle tested out of those three. Somerby was the leader of a team this year that was one bounce away from a Frozen Four appearance for the second time in three seasons.BU WITH SOME SWEET PASSING!— NCAA Ice Hockey (@NCAAIceHockey) March 24, 2017
Doyle Somerby finishes it off and the Terriers have tied it up! #NCAAHockey pic.twitter.com/xGF26Jsctw
The Iron Terrier Award goes to Doyle Somerby. Given for character, strength, dedication & discipline in the weight room & off-ice training.— Boston Hockey Blog (@BOShockeyblog) April 15, 2017