The New Guys
#3. TJ Ryan, defenseman, South Shore Kings (EJHL). TJ is a walk-on freshman and is actually the son of radio color man Tom Ryan.
#8. Brendan Collier, forward, Valley Junior Warriors (EJHL). As a senior at Malden Catholic, Collier won the Super Eight Championship game in overtime vs St. John's Prep. It was MC's first of three straight Super Eight titles and also their first ever Super Eight. Collier was taken 189th overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 7th round.
#12. Dillon Lawrence, forward, Toronto Young Nationals (GTHL). Lawrence is the one player on the roster I had never heard of. I don't know if he is a walk-on or not. More to come on him in the next few days.
#15. Nick Roberto, forward, Kimball Union. Roberto was a late commit, but will be a good addition up front. He and fellow recruit Doyle Somerby both played at KUA last season. Roberto decomitted from Maine this past spring.
#18. Kevin Duane, forward, Boston Junior Bruins (EJHL). Duane played some time in the USHL last season, before coming back east to the Jr. Bruins. The 6-5 right wing should add some much needed size up front.
#19. Robbie Baillargeon, forward, Omaha Lancers (USHL). Baillargeon is maybe the top recruit in the class. He was the third leading scorer on the Indiana Ice (USHL) in 2012 with a 14-34-48 line in 54 games. He was a fifth round draft pick (136 overall) by the Ottawa Senators in 2012.
#22. Tommy Kelley, forward, St. Sebastian's. Kelley played on current Terrier Danny O'Reagn's line at St. Sebs in 2012. I honestly don't know much about him, though.
#23. Dalton MacAfee, defenseman, St. Sebastian's. MacAfee was originally committed to Notre Dame to play lacrosse, but decomitted last summer to play hockey at BU instead. MacAfee is also the first player in the history of Medfield Youth Hockey to play Division I. For those who don't know, I played in the Medfield youth system, although never with him.
#27. Doyle Somerby, defenseman, Kimball Union Academy. Somerby, a 6-5 standout defenseman at KUA, was the 125th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft by the Islanders.
|Sam Kurker last year vs Northeastern|
(Photo by Matt Dresens)
Switching It Up
Sophomore Matt Lane will wear #21 this winter, instead of #23 from last year. Sam Kurker will trade in his #16 for #9. Ahti Oksanen will dawn #2 in place of #3.