Brian Smith (second from right in photo), who has served USA Hockey for the past two years as the Brian Fishman Intern, has been named Director of Communications at Hockey East. Smith, a native of Woburn, Massachusetts, will begin his new duties on July 30.
BC's Thatcher Demko was the only current Hockey East player drafted in this weekend's NHL
Entry Draft in Philadelphia, Pa., but 12 incoming freshman and three 2015-16 freshmen were
also selected, along with five other players who have made verbal commitments to Hockey East schools, lifting the
total to an all-time league record 21.
Hockey East is proud to announce a league-record 109 student-athletes have been named to the league's 2013-14 All-Academic Team. Each student-athlete achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or better in each of the two academic periods during which he was actively competing.