As is customary in the early days of the college hockey offseason, several players have departed from the Boston University men’s hockey team, either moving on to professional hockey or to graduation.
This list of former Terriers moving on includes signees Bobo Carpenter, Dante Fabbro, Joel Farabee, Chad Krys and Jake Oettinger. Seniors that have played their final games at BU include Ryan Cloonan, Max Prawdzik, Shane Switzer and Max Willman.
One by one, this article will recount the careers of these young men who have donned the scarlet and white for the final time.
Senior forward Bobo Carpenter has signed a two-year entry-level deal that will take effect next season with the New York Islanders, after entering the offseason a free agent.
The North Reading native was named a 2017-18 New England All-Star, 2017-18 Hockey East Second Team All-Star, Hockey East Player of the Week in October 2017 and member of the 2017 Hockey East All-Academic Team.
Carpenter skated in all 39 games during his first year with the team, contributing three postseason goals as a freshman to close out the 2015-16 season. As a sophomore, Carpenter tied for second on the team with 14 goals, also posting a career-best eight-game point streak.
Taking over as an assistant captain for 2017-18, Carpenter led BU with 20 goals and tied for the team lead in points, 35, and game-winning goals, 4. Becoming a co-captain his senior year, Carpenter tallied a team-leading nine goals by the end of 2018, before missing 10 games due to injury late in the season.
Originally coming to BU from the Sioux City Musketeers of the United States Hockey League, Carpenter now closes out his four years as a Terrier with 56 goals and 46 assists in 144 games. The captain notched two hat tricks and tallied three assists in a single game on one occasion.
During Carpenter’s time at BU, the Terriers won a Hockey East championship and made three appearances in the national tournament.
Moving on to the New York Islanders, Carpenter will get a chance to continue his hockey career by joining an organization that has stockpiled prospects as it continues to build up its system.
Junior defenseman Dante Fabbro has signed an entry-level deal with the Nashville Predators, where he was selected with the 17th overall pick in the 2016 NHL draft.
The New Westminster, British Columbia, native was voted a 2017-18 New England All-Star, and a Hockey East Second Team All-Star in 2017-18 and 2018-19. In the World Juniors with Canada, he won a gold medal in 2018 and silver in 2017.
Fabbro started strong at BU, making 36 appearances in the 2016-17 season. It was his sophomore year when he really broke out, finishing second among all Hockey East defensemen in points, 29, with a career-best nine goals — and leading the conference in blocks at 82.
Taking on the responsibility of co-captain as a junior in 2018-19, the 10-time Hockey East Top Performer once again led Hockey East with 82 blocks, while also posting a team-best 26 assists to lead the team in that category and finish second on the team with 33 points.
Having joined BU from the Penticton Vees of the British Columbia Hockey League, Fabbro ends his time as a Terrier with 22 goals and 58 assists over 112 games. The blueliner notched a single four-assist game en route to a career-high five points, and also recorded one hat trick.
Dante Fabbro joins a Nashville Predators organization with Stanley Cup aspirations and an already elite blue line under which Fabbro will develop as an elite defensive talent in his own right.
During Fabbro’s time at BU, the Terriers won a Hockey East championship and made two appearances in the national tournament.
Freshman forward Joel Farabee has signed an entry-level deal that will take effect next season with the Philadelphia Flyers, where he was selected with the 14th overall pick in the 2018 NHL draft.
The Cicero, New York, native was named the 2019 Hockey East Rookie of the Year, and was chosen for the 2019 Hockey East All-Rookie Team and 2018 Preseason All-CHN Rookie Team.
Additional accolades for the eight-time Hockey East Top Performer include being a three-time Hockey East Rookie of the Week, one-time GoTerriers.com Student-Athlete of the Week in January and nominated for the Walter Brown Award and Hockey East Rookie of the Month.
Farabee burst onto the scene in his lone year with the Terriers, leading BU in points with 36, total goals with 17, game-winning goals with five, shorthanded goals with three, and plus-minus of +4, averaging nearly a point a game and only missing one game throughout the 2018-19 season.
Having joined BU from the U.S. National Under-18 team where he captained the squad to a silver medal in 2018 and won gold in 2017, Farabee finishes his brief career on Commonwealth Avenue with nine multi-point games and three three-point games.
Farabee will join a Philadelphia Flyers organization that appears poised to have a breakthrough season, and his elite offensive capabilities will be a welcomed sight in Philadelphia for years to come.
Junior defenseman Chad Krys has signed a three-year deal worth $925,000 per year with the Chicago Blackhawks, where he was selected with the 45th overall pick in the 2016 NHL draft.
The Ridgefield, Connecticut, native was selected to the 2018 Hockey East All-Tournament Team and was once named Hockey East Co-Player of the Week and Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week.
Krys started strong at BU as a freshman, appearing in all 39 games during the 2016-17 season and scoring three game-winning goals. As a sophomore in 2017-18, Krys tallied the most points of his career, 27, and ranked third on the team in both blocks and assists with 55 and 20, respectively.
Serving as an assistant captain for the Terriers in the 2018-19 season, Krys scored a career-high eight goals despite missing eight games due to injury. In his final game at Agganis Arena, he was the first BU defenseman in 47 years to record two goals and three assists.
Having joined BU from the U.S. National Under-18 team, Krys now finishes his collegiate career with 20 goals and 38 assists in 105 games. The six-time Hockey East top performer recorded two goals in a single game twice and three assists in a single game three times.
Chad Krys will join a Chicago Blackhawks team in the midst of a retooling phase after a decade of success, looking to develop into the organization’s vision for him as premier offensive talent on the blue line.
During Krys’ time at BU, the Terriers won a Hockey East championship and made two appearances in the national tournament.
Junior goaltender Jake Oettinger has signed a three-year entry-level deal with the Dallas Stars, where he was selected with the 26th overall pick in the 2017 NHL draft.
The Lakeville, Minnesota, native was voted the 2018 Hockey East Tournament MVP and 2017 Hockey East Second Team All-Star, and selected to the 2018 Hockey East All-Tournament Team and 2017 Hockey East All-Rookie Team.
Additional accolades for the 17-time Hockey East Top Performer include being a five-time Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week, two-time Hockey East Rookie of the Week and one-time Hockey East Player of the Week and Hockey East Goaltender of the Month.
The 2017 World Juniors gold medalist took over between the pipes as soon as he arrived at BU for 2016-17, putting up a career-best .927 save percentage and 2.11 goals-against average to go along with a career-high 56 saves in the NCAA West Regional first-round against North Dakota.
Oettinger tallied a career-best five shutouts as a sophomore in 2017-18 and backstopped BU to a Hockey East championship. Becoming an assistant captain for 2018-19, Oettinger made 89 saves on 93 shots when at the TD Garden and tied BU’s career shutout record with 13.
Having joined BU from the U.S. National Under-18 team, Oettinger now concludes his collegiate career having logged 109 games, posting 3,054 saves en route to 58 wins and a career save percentage of .923 and career goals-against average of 2.34.
After graduating later this spring, Oettinger will join a Dallas Stars organization with young talent and will likely take a spot in the American Hockey League with the Texas Stars to adjust to the professional game before aiming for a consistent NHL role.
During Oettinger’s time at BU, the Terriers won a Hockey East championship and made two appearances in the national tournament.
After serving as a forward for Boston University for four seasons, senior Ryan Cloonan’s career as a Terrier has come to an end.
The East Longmeadow native shined as a freshman, appearing in all 39 games and totaling career-highs in goals, 4, assists, 10, and points, 14. The three-time Hockey East Top Performer from 2015-16 finished with a career-best plus/minus of one the next season.
Seeing the ice for 15 games as a junior, Cloonan reemerged as an everyday skater for his final year with the team, tallying two goals and six assists, which came in the second half of the season.
Cloonan came to BU after trying for the United States Premier Hockey League lead in power-play points, 21, during the 2014-15 season with the Boston Jr. Bruins. The four-year Terrier now finishes his collegiate career with six goals and 23 assists through 122 games.
During Cloonan’s time at BU, the Terriers won a Hockey East championship and made three appearances in the national tournament.
After serving as a goaltender for Boston University for three seasons, redshirt junior Max Prawdzik’s career as a Terrier has come to an end.
The Andover native did not see ice time as a freshman but was recognized with Hockey East All-Academic honors. In 2016-17, Prawdzik spent his second semester guiding the Lone Star Brahmas of the North American Hockey League to a Robertson Cup title.
Returning to BU as a redshirt sophomore, the once-again Hockey East All-Academic honoree appeared in three games and was named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week after a 29-save shutout of the University of New Hampshire. In 2018-19, Prawdzik conceded two goals in three appearances.
After joining BU from the Brooks School where he was named 2015 Independent School League Hockey League Most Valuable Player, Max Prawdzik finishes his collegiate career with a 2.46 goals-against average and .908 save percentage in six appearances.
During Prawdzik’s time at BU, the Terriers won a Hockey East championship and made three appearances in the national tournament.
After serving as a defenseman for Boston University for three seasons, redshirt junior Shane Switzer’s career as a Terrier has come to an end.
The Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, native skated in six games as a freshman, earning a career-best plus/minus of one. Switzer came up with his most productive season in 2016-17, notching a career-high three goals, as well as one assist to match the assist tallied in 2015-16.
In 2016-17, Switzer was named a one-time Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week and member of the 2017 Hockey East All-Academic Team, but did not appear in 2017-18. The blueliner returned as a redshirt junior for the 2018-19 season, making a career-high 17 appearances.
After joining BU from the Lloydminster Bobcats of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, Switzer now concludes his collegiate career with three goals and two assists in 31 games.
During Switzer’s time at BU, the Terriers won a Hockey East championship and made three appearances in the national tournament.
After serving as a forward for Boston University for one season, graduate student Max Willman’s career as a Terrier has come to an end.
Willman skated in 36 games in his lone season with BU. The Barnstable native put up five assists over the course of the 2018-19 campaign and scored a single goal, which proved to be the game-winner against Merrimack College on Jan. 21.
Before spending a season with the Terriers, the financial management student logged 99 games with Brown University, finishing third on the team in scoring as a junior in 2016-17 with 11 goals and 15 assists. Willman was drafted 121st overall by the Buffalo Sabres in 2014.
With nine Terriers out the door in the opening days of the offseason and potentially more to come, BU will need to restock with recruits set to enter the system for the fall semester. For further offseason roster updates, stay tuned to the Boston Hockey Blog.