Monday, July 1, 2013

They All Missed

Usually the night of/day after the NHL draft there is a lot to talk about. Usually some Terriers get selected. This year, not one future or current Terrier was taken. That makes this post a little difficult to write.

Matt Lane makes a pass vs
(Photo by Matt Dresens)
One silver lining to that is the majority of the incoming class was selected in last summer's draft. Kimble Union D-man Doyle Somerby was taken 125th overall by the New York Islanders, along with Robbie Baillageon at 136 by Ottawa. Finally, Brandon Colier was selected 189 overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 7th round. All three will be at BU this fall.

Counting those three, BU will have eight NHL draft picks on their roster come October. The others are Garrett Noonan, Sean Maguire, Danny O'Regan, Matt Grzelcyk, and Sam Kurker.

The real shock was that current Terrier Matt Lane was not taken. At all. He really showed flashes of greatness at the end of last year. Yes, he may be a little small, but he can still grind in the corners and win battles. Next year I really believe he will be a huge part of the team. He could be a breakout player like Cason Hohmann and Evan Rodrigues (who both also went undrafted) did last year.

Adam Erne, a former Terrier recruit went 33rd overall to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Erne was projected to go as high as 25th to Montreal. It sure would have been nice to see this kid in Scarlet and White this Fall. Erne was slated to come this October but decided to head to the Great White North and play Canadian Major Juniors with the Quebec Ramparts of the QMJHL, instead.

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