Keller leaves Boston University after freshman season to sign with Arizona

Clayton Keller scored a team-high 21 goals for Boston University this season (photo: Melissa Wade).

Boston University freshman forward Clayton Keller signed with the Arizona Coyotes and is expected to make his debut with the NHL team on Monday.

Keller, the seventh overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, led the Terriers with 21 goals and 45 points.

Boston University’s season ended Saturday with an overtime loss to Minnesota Duluth in the NCAA West Regional final.

Keller also helped the United States win the World Junior Championship in January.

The Swansea, Ill., native could play for the Coyotes near home at St. Louis on Monday.

12 COMMENTS

    • Too bad he’s leaving… Not sure he’s as NHL ready as Eichel proved to be. A weak franchise like Arizona won’t be much help.

    • Too bad he’s leaving… Not sure he’s as NHL ready as Eichel proved to be. A weak franchise like Arizona won’t be much help.

  1. Wow. After seeing this will a few North Dakota players, it amazes me that they don’t even go back to clean out their dorm rooms, but leave the rink after losing and on to the NHL.

  2. Wow. After seeing this will a few North Dakota players, it amazes me that they don’t even go back to clean out their dorm rooms, but leave the rink after losing and on to the NHL.

  3. No wonder the NCAA needs to repeat and repeat and repeat again the line that these young men are “student-athletes.” Maybe Hockey major with a mimor in general academics would be more accurate. Did Brock Boeser even have time for a shower between the end of his UND career and his debut with the Canucks.

  4. No wonder the NCAA needs to repeat and repeat and repeat again the line that these young men are “student-athletes.” Maybe Hockey major with a mimor in general academics would be more accurate. Did Brock Boeser even have time for a shower between the end of his UND career and his debut with the Canucks.

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