A tough hit for the Eagles: Eeli Tolvanen, a likely first round pick tomorrow, has received a thumbs down from the BC admissions department.— USHR (@USHRhockey) June 23, 2017
Thursday, June 22, 2017
The NHL draft takes place this weekend in Chicago and as usual Boston University is expected to have numerous picks in the first round and 5-6 picks throughout the course of the draft. Rising sophomore goalie Jake Oettinger, who will probably get robbed of the Richter this year because dumb people love Joe Woll even though Oettinger is the better goalie in every statistical category, is expected to be a late first round pick. Shane Bowers, an incoming freshman, is also expected to be a late first round pick. The other expected draft picks for the Terriers include defensemen David Farrance(3rd-4th), Cam Crotty(3rd-5th) and Kasper Kotkansalo(3rd-5th). When these three are drafted BU will have 7 defensemen drafted by NHL teams on their roster which is more than the Bruins currently have on their roster(6). There is also a strong chance all seven of these picks are drafted in the 5th round or higher.