Men’s Hockey: David Farrance named First-Team All-American

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.

Author: Patrick Donnelly

Patrick is a junior majoring in journalism and minoring in public relations at Boston University’s College of Communication. Patrick is a co-director and the hockey editor at WTBU Sports. He aims to cover the NHL and the Boston Bruins for a living and to become a hockey insider. From Lynn, Massachusetts, Patrick is a graduate of Malden Catholic High School (’18) and is a huge Boston sports fan, avid golfer, and hockey fanatic. His favorite teams and athletes include, the Bruins, the New England Patriots, Tiger Woods, and Mark Scheifele. Co-host of the podcast, The Duck Boat Report, at WTBU Sports, and writer for Black ‘N Gold Hockey. He writes columns on the PGA, Bruins, and NHL for WTBU Sports. Patrick is also a Francis Ouimet Scholar. Find his author page at WTBU Sports, follow him on Twitter @PatDonn12, and check out his portfolio (

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