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Northeastern Huskies men's ice hockey

The Northeastern Huskies men's ice hockey team is a NCAA Division I college ice hockey program that represents Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. The team has competed in Hockey East since 1984 and has won three tournament titles, having previously played in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), where they won one tournament championship. The Huskies currently play home games at the 4,666-seat Matthews Arena, the world's oldest hockey arena still in use.[2] Former player Jim Madigan has coached the Huskies since 2011.

Northeastern Huskies men's ice hockey
Northeastern Huskies men's ice hockey athletic logo
UniversityNortheastern University
ConferenceHockey East
Head coachJim Madigan
9th season, 147–117–33 (.551)
Captain(s)Eric Williams
Alternate captain(s)Jeremy Davies
John Picking
Ryan Shea
ArenaMatthews Arena
Capacity: 4,666
LocationBoston, Massachusetts
Student sectionThe DogHouse
ColorsRed and Black[1]
         
NCAA Tournament Frozen Four
1982
NCAA Tournament appearances
1982, 1988, 1994, 2009, 2016, 2018, 2019
Conference Tournament championships
ECAC: 1982
Hockey East: 1988, 2016, 2019
Current uniform
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Contents

HistoryEdit

The men's ice hockey program has existed since 1929 and played as an independent NCAA Division I team until joining the ECAC in 1961. Northeastern is a founding member of the Hockey East athletic conference, which the team joined in 1984. The Huskies had their most success in the 1980s, when the team won the prestigious Beanpot tournament four times (1980, 1984, 1985, 1988) and was the runner-up twice (1983 and 1987). The Huskies ended a 30-year Beanpot drought in 2018, capturing their fifth championship. Its best season came in 1982, when the Huskies finished 25–9–2 and made it to the NCAA Frozen Four. They also won the Hockey East championship in 1988, 2016, and 2019, and made appearances in the NCAA hockey tournament in 1988, 1994, 2009, 2016, 2018, and 2019.

 
Brad Thiessen was named to the Hockey East All-Rookie team in 2007.

Northeastern players who have gone on to significant professional hockey careers have included David Poile '71, long time general manager of the NHL Washington Capitals and current general manager of the NHL Nashville Predators, St. Louis Blues goaltender and two-time All-American Bruce Racine '88, NHL defenseman Dan McGillis, Montreal Canadiens winger Chris Nilan, and Chicago Blackhawks defenseman and Hobey Baker Award finalist Jim Fahey '02.

Other than those who have achieved success in the professional ranks, some of the more notable individual players in team history include Adam Gaudette, the reigning Hobey Baker Award winner as the most valuable player in NCAA collegiate hockey (the only such winner in the program's history); Art Chisholm and Ray Picard, each two-time All-Americans; and Sandy Beadle and Jason Guerriero, each a one-time All-American who was also a Hobey Baker Award finalist. Chisholm is the leading career goal scorer for the Huskies with 100, while Jim Martel is the career scoring leader with 210 points. The most notable goaltenders in team history are Racine and Keni Gibson, who between them hold most school career records. Brad Thiessen, who turned professional after his junior year (2009), broke Gibson's school record with eight career shutouts by his sophomore season and had been threatening several career goaltending records.

Season-by-season results[3]Edit

Head CoachesEdit

As of the completion of 2018–19 season[3]

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
1929–1936 H. Nelson Raymond 7 26–28–5 .483
1936–1942, 1946–1955 Herb Gallagher 15 108–122–6 .470
1942–1943 William L. Linskey 1 7–6–0 .538
1955–1970 Jim Bell 15 154–218–4 .415
1970–1989 Fernie Flaman 19 256–301–24 .461
1989–1991 Don McKenney 2 24–44–4 .361
1991–1996 Ben Smith 5 71–91–18 .444
1996–2005 Bruce Crowder 9 120–170–36 .423
2005–2011 Greg Cronin 6 87–104–29 .461
2011–Present Jim Madigan 8 147–117–33 .551
Totals 10 coaches 87 seasons 1000–1201–159 .457

RosterEdit

As of January 12, 2019.[4]

No. S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
1   Nick Scarpa Freshman G 5' 8" (1.73 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1997-01-23 Andover, Massachusetts Valley (EHL)
2   Jordan Harris Freshman D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 2000-07-07 Haverhill, Massachusetts Kimball Union (USHS–NH) MTL, 71st overall 2018
4   Jeremy Davies (A) Junior D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 188 lb (85 kg) 1996-12-04 Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec Bloomington (USHL) NSH, 192nd overall 2016
5   Ryan Shea (A) Junior D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1997-02-11 Milton, Massachusetts Youngstown (USHL) CHI, 121st overall 2015
6   Collin Murphy Sophomore D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 191 lb (87 kg) 1998-11-27 Wilmington, Massachusetts Muskegon (USHL)
7   John Picking (A) Junior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 174 lb (79 kg) 1995-03-12 Wellesley, Massachusetts Boston Jr. Bruins (USPHL)
8   Julian Kislin Freshman D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 182 lb (83 kg) 1999-05-24 Manalapan, New Jersey Youngstown (USHL)
9   Tyler Madden Freshman F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 150 lb (68 kg) 1999-11-09 Deerfield Beach, Florida Tri-City (USHL) VAN, 68th overall 2018
10   Brandon Hawkins Senior (RS) F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 198 lb (90 kg) 1994-04-25 Macomb Township, Michigan Bowling Green (WCHA)
11   Drew Blackmun Sophomore F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 188 lb (85 kg) 1996-01-18 Minneapolis, Minnesota Aston (NAHL)
12   Austin Goldstein Sophomore F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 167 lb (76 kg) 1997-02-05 Reading, Massachusetts Islanders (USPHL)
13   Eetu Selanne Sophomore F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 187 lb (85 kg) 1997-11-12 Coto de Caza, California Madison (USHL)
14   Austin Plevy Senior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1994-11-14 Langley, British Columbia UMass (HEA)
15   Grant Jozefek Junior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 186 lb (84 kg) 1997-10-25 Chester, New Jersey Lincoln (USHL)
16   Matt Thomson Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1998-11-07 Reading, Massachusetts Cedar Rapids (USHL)
17   Matt Filipe Junior F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1997-12-31 Lynnfield, Massachusetts Cedar Rapids (USHL) CAR, 67th overall 2016
18   Ryan Solomon Sophomore D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1996-11-11 Murray, Utah Aston (NAHL)
19   Lincoln Griffin Senior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1997-01-05 Walpole, Massachusetts Thayer (USHS–MA)
20   Eric Williams (C) Senior D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1995-06-14 Newmarket, Ontario Aurora (OJHL)
22   Billy Carrabino Sophomore D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 189 lb (86 kg) 1997-03-20 New Canaan, Connecticut Boston Jr. Bruins (USPHL)
24   A. J. Villella Freshman D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1998-01-26 Davie, Florida Sioux Falls (USHL)
25   Patrick Schule Senior F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1994-01-14 Queens, New York Jersey (USPHL)
26   Biagio Lerario Junior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1995-09-22 Addison, Illinois Lincoln (USHL)
27   Bobby Hampton Sophomore F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 186 lb (84 kg) 1997-11-18 Middletown, New Jersey Cedar Rapids (USHL)
28   Zach Solow Sophomore F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1998-11-06 Naples, Florida Dubuque (USHL)
30   Curtis Frye Junior G 6' 3" (1.91 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1995-07-25 Northwood, New Hampshire Philadelphia (USPHL)
31   Cayden Primeau Sophomore G 6' 3" (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1999-08-11 Voorhees, New Jersey Lincoln (USHL) MTL, 199th overall 2017
39   Liam Pecararo Senior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 188 lb (85 kg) 1996-04-06 Canton, Massachusetts Waterloo (USHL)
41   Ryan Ruck Senior G 6' 1" (1.85 m) 173 lb (78 kg) 1994-09-12 Coto de Caza, California Des Moines (USHL)

Statistical Leaders[5]Edit

Career points leadersEdit

Player Years GP G A Pts PIM
Jim Martel 1972–1976 110 93 117 210
Charlie Huck 1972–1976 110 93 99 192
Rod Isbister 1982–1986 127 79 110 189
Art Chisholm 1958–1961 72 100 82 182
Dave Sherlock 1972–1976 89 72 100 172
Jordan Shields 1992–1996 142 62 104 168
Harry Mews 1986–1990 133 64 101 165
Ken Manchurek 1980–1984 111 76 86 162
Kevin Heffernan 1984–1988 143 58 96 154
Mike Holmes 1974–1978 108 25 127 152

Career goaltending leadersEdit

GP = Games played; Min = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

minimum 50 games played

Player Years GP Min W L T GA SO SV% GAA
Cayden Primeau 2017–2019 70 4134 44 18 6 138 8 .932 2.00
Brad Thiessen 2006–2009 111 6661 52 46 12 266 9 .922 2.40
Clay Witt 2010–2015 71 3930 31 27 5 172 5 .920 2.63
Ryan Ruck 2015–2019 86 4921 44 28 8 213 4 .904 2.60
Keni Gibson 2001–2005 115 6765 46 51 15 303 7 .909 2.69

Rico Rossi is the Huskies' career penalty minute leader with 406; Eric Williams is the career games leader with 155.

Statistics current through the start of the 2019–20 season.

Awards and honorsEdit


NCAAEdit

Individual awardsEdit

All-American teamsEdit

AHCA First Team All-Americans

AHCA Second Team All-Americans


ECAC HockeyEdit

Individual awardsEdit

All-Conference teamsEdit

First Team All-ECAC Hockey

Second Team All-ECAC Hockey


Hockey EastEdit

Individual awardsEdit

All-Conference teamsEdit

First Team All-Hockey East

Second Team All-Hockey East

Third Team All-Hockey East

Hockey East All-Rookie Team

Northeastern Huskies Hall of FameEdit

The following is a list of people associated with the Northeastern men's ice hockey program who were elected into the Northeastern Huskies Hall of Fame (induction date in parenthesis).[7]

Huskies in the NHL[8]Edit

= NHL All-Star Team = NHL All-Star[9] = NHL All-Star[9] and NHL All-Star Team = Hall of Famers

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Northeastern Athletics Logo Sheet". August 13, 2018. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  2. ^ http://www.uscho.com/m/northeastern-huskies/mens-college-hockey/team,nu.html
  3. ^ a b "Northeastern Huskies men's Hockey 2018-19 Media Guide" (PDF). Northeastern Huskies. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  4. ^ "2018–19 Men's Ice Hockey Roster". Northeastern Huskies. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  5. ^ "Team Records". New Hampshire Wildcats. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  6. ^ "Legends of Hockey". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2018-10-07.
  7. ^ "Huskies Hall of Fame". Northeastern Huskies. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
  8. ^ "Alumni report for Northeastern University". Hockey DB. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
  9. ^ a b Players are identified as an All-Star if they were selected for the All-Star game at any time in their career.

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