HOCKEY EAST | BU tops coaches’ preseason poll; who’s your No. 1?


Boston University is the preseason choice of Hockey East coaches to win the league championship.

The Terriers return 17 players, including sophomore center Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, BU’s third-leading scorer last season with 10 goals and 20 assists.

ASN will televise 14 Hockey East games this season, including three BU games.

Northeastern, Notre Dame and UMass Lowell round out top four.

The coaches have spoken. Now it’s your turn.

Who is your choice to win Hockey East?

  • Boston University (57%, 4 Votes)
  • Other (43%, 3 Votes)
  • Northeastern (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Notre Dame (0%, 0 Votes)
  • UMass Lowell (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 7

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Above: Boston University’s Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson has the puck poked away by Cornell junior goaltender Mitch Gillam on Nov. 28, 2015, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Karlsson is the top returning scorer for the Hockey East preseason favorites. (Photo courtesy of Ned Dyke/Cornell Athletic Communications)

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Mike Bambach

Mike Bambach is senior web producer for ASN.