Boston College blueliner McCoshen leaves year early, signs with Panthers

Ian McCoshen was a Boston College-best plus-30 in 2015-16 (photo: Melissa Wade).

While not confirmed or made official by Boston College or the Florida Panthers, Ian McCoshen has apparently signed with the NHL club, giving up his senior season with the Eagles.

In an Instagram post Monday, McCoshen himself confirmed as much.


The Sun Sentinel reports the deal is for three years.

McCoshen, who was Florida’s second-round pick (31st overall) in 2013, helped BC to a 28-8-5 record, a Beanpot championship and a berth in the Frozen Four, while also scoring six goals and 15 assists in 40 regular-season games to go with a team-best plus-30 rating.

He also led the Eagles with 86 penalty minutes and 63 blocked shots.