Men’s Hockey: Crotty signs three-year entry-level deal with Arizona Coyotes

Boston University rising senior defender Cam Crotty has officially signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Arizona Coyotes today. Crotty becomes the fourth Terrier since the end of the season to ink a pro deal.

The Greely, Ont. native scored 27 points (10g, 17a) in 102 games in three seasons at BU, including 4-5-9 totals this past year. A steady right-shot defender, who paired well with his offensive-minded partner, David Farrance, Crotty will now aim to join former Terrier forward Clayton Keller in the Coyotes’ locker room.

A third-round draft pick (82nd overall) by the Coyotes in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Crotty joins temmates Patrick Curry, Patrick Harper and Trevor Zegras as Terriers to depart Comm. Ave this offseason to join their respective NHL organizations.

Crotty rose up the ranks of the BU defense since arriving in Fall of 2017. While getting to play alongside defenders like Brandon Hickey, Dante Fabbro, Chad Krys and more, Crotty developed into a strong leader among the blueliners, serving as assistant captain this past season.

The Terriers’ defense, already a very young unit with mostly rising sophomores and incoming freshmen, along with Farrance and rising senior Kasper Kotkansalo if both return for next season, will need to continue their steady development to lessen the impact of losing a player like Crotty to the NHL.

Featured image by Hannah Yoshinaga.

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