Boston University rising senior Logan Cockerill will sport the “C” on his jersey next season after being named captain for 2020-2021 in a statement made today by head coach Albie O’Connell.
The dynamic forward served as one of three assistant captains this past season, along with senior Patrick Harper and junior Cam Crotty, and will succeed graduating senior Patrick Curry as the team’s next captain. Coach O’Connell also announced in the statement that he will name the assistant captains for the 2020-2021 season in April.
“We were very excited that Logan was voted by his teammates to be the next captain of BU hockey,” O’Connell said in the statement. “Logan is a natural leader and his competitive spirit on and off the ice is infectious.”
The Brighton, Michigan native missed half of the 2019-2020 season after getting injured during the first home series of the season against Northern Michigan. Nevertheless, he returned in the spring and helped the Terriers reach the Beanpot Championship and re-stabilize the second line before the Hockey East Playoffs.
O’Connell knows that Cockerill, a 2017 New York Islanders draftee, has big shoes to fill after Patrick Curry led the Terriers with 19 goals last season in his senior season as captain. Still, Cockerill will no doubt be driven to further amp up the competitiveness and play out a full season in his final season: as the next captain of the Terriers men’s hockey team.