Archive for June, 2012

20 Current or Future Hockey East Players Drafted

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Sixty-eight current or future college players were selected in this weekend’s NHL Entry Draft, and 20 of them represent Hockey East (including future member Notre Dame). Here is a list of all those picks and their expected years of arrival on campus.

Boston University led the way with eight recruits drafted, including five from this year’s incoming class. Eleven other Hockey East players who were ranked by NHL Central Scouting went undrafted, led by surprise non-picks Frank Vatrano (BC, 2012) and Paul DeJersey (Providence, 2012). Both of them were ranked among the top 100 North American skaters.

First Round
14 (Buffalo)- F Zemgus Girgensons (Vermont, 2012)
21 (Calgary)- F Mark Jankowski (Providence, 2012 or 2013)
23 (Florida)- D Michael Matheson (BC, 2012)

Second Round
56 (St. Louis)- F Sam Kurker (BU, 2012)
61 (Dallas)- F Devin Shore (Maine, 2012)

Third Round
75 (Calgary)- G Jon Gillies (Providence, 2012)
79 (Chicago)- F Chris Calnan (BC, 2013)
85 (Boston)- D Matt Grzelcyk (BU, 2012)

Fourth Round
98 (Minnesota)- F Adam Gilmour (BC, 2013)
100 (Washington)- F Thomas Di Pauli (Notre Dame, 2012 or 2013)
107 (Washington)- F Austin Wuthrich (Notre Dame, Soph.)
113 (Pittsburgh)- G Sean Maguire (BU, 2012)

Fifth Round
125 (NY Islanders)- D Doyle Somerby (BU, 2013)
130 (Winnipeg)- G Connor Hellebuyck (Lowell, 2012)
136 (Ottawa)- F Robbie Baillargeon (BU, 2013)
138 (San Jose)- F Danny O’Regan (BU, 2012)
147 (Vancouver)- D Ben Hutton (Maine, 2012)

Sixth Round
177 (Vancouver)- F Wesley Myron (BU, 2012)

Seventh Round
183 (Dallas)- D Dmitry Sinitsyn (Lowell, Soph.)
189 (Carolina)- F Brendan Collier (BU, 2013)

Early Names in the UMass Coaching Search

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Late Tuesday morning, we learned, first from Fear the Triangle, that UMass coach Don Cahoon had stepped from his post of 12 years. While Cahoon remains silent and John McCutcheon remains as evasive as possible regarding the cause of his former employee’s dismay, some names have come the forefront as possible replacements.

For the most part, fewer than 24 hours after the news broke, we don’t know too much about the candidates. With the season under way in about four months, McCutcheon and his staff will have to move quickly in replacing Cahoon. Below is list of names I’ve heard from some of my sources around the country, while others are nothing more than my own speculation.

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