Tuesday, June 21, 2016

McCoshen Leaves Eagles for Panthers

The offseason exodus from Boston College continues. According to USCHO.com, BC rising junior defenseman Ian  McCoshen has signed a contract with the NHL's Florida Panthers, foregoing his final year of NCAA eligibility.

A native of Hudson, Wisc., the 6-foot-3, 218-pound McCoshen tied a career-high mark this past season with six goals, and  also set new personal career highs with 15 assists, 21 points and 86 penalty minutes in 40 games. In 110 career appearances with the Eagles, the left-shooting blueliner registered 17-33—50 points to go with 201 PIM. He posted one assist in his final collegiate contest, a 3-2 NCAA semifinal loss to Quinnipiac on April 7 in Tampa. He also recorded a team-high six shots on goal in that game, including a potential game-tying one-timer that was turned aside with four seconds remaining in regulation.

McCoshen prepped three seasons with Waterloo (USHL) before enrolling at BC in the fall of 2013, after being selected by Florida in the second round (31st overall) of the NHL Entry Draft that year.  An applied psychology and human development major in BC’s Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, according to bceagles.com, he played in two World Junior Championships for the United States, and helped the Eagles to two Hockey East regular-season titles and two NCAA Frozen Four appearances in his three years at the Heights.

McCoshen becomes the sixth Eagle this offseason to leave BC early for the pros, following Steve Santini, Miles Wood, Alex Tuch, Adam Gilmour, and Thatcher Demko.

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