Boston University rising senior defenseman David Farrance has been named a First-Team All-American. Earlier Saturday, Farrance was named as an assistant captain for the 2020-21 season.
Farrance finished as a top 10 finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, annually given to the nation’s top player, after leading all Division I defensemen in scoring for the 2019-20 season with 43 points (14g, 29a) in just 34 games. In 102 career contests with the Terriers, the Victor, N.Y. native has 21-51-72 totals
The 92nd overall pick to the Nashville Predators in the third round of the 2017 National Hockey League Entry Draft, Farrance announced on Thursday that he would remain at BU for his senior year rather than turning pro with the Preds. He becomes the first Hobey Baker nominee to return to BU in place of signing a professional deal.
Farrance’s points total, the fourth highest in the nation, is six clear of the next closest Terrier, former senior assistant captain Patrick Harper, a fellow Nashville prospect who recently signed his entry-level contract. The dynamic, mobile defenseman’s 21 power-play points were the second-most in Division I.