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Boston University makes announcement on Canucks prospect Tom Willander


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Cooper Godin
April 4, 2024  (11:33)
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Vancouver Canucks prospect Tom Willander playing for Boston University in the NCAA.
Photo credit: Boston University Athletics

Tom Willander had a strong first season in the NCAA with Boston University and this week, the school made an announcement regarding the Vancouver Canucks prospect.

In an article on their website, Boston University announced that Tom Willander, along with teammates Lane Hutson, a top Montreal Canadiens prospect, and 2024 projected first-overall pick Macklin Celebrini, have been named New England Division 1 All-Stars.
"Freshman Macklin Celebrini, sophomore Lane Hutson and freshman Tom Willander were all named New England Division I All-Stars by the New England Hockey Writers Association, as announced on Wednesday." The school said.

They added, "Willander was the only freshman defenseman to be selected as a New England Division I All-Star. He enters the Frozen Four as an impressive plus-30, which is sixth in the country and first among Hockey East defensemen, regardless of class. Willander has scored four goals and added 21 assists for 25 points in 37 games, including three assists in Sioux Falls this past weekend. The Hockey East Second Team All-Star has totaled nine points over his last eight games. Willander also helped host Sweden claim sliver at the 2024 IIHF World Junior Championship."

Willander, 19, was selected 11th overall by the Canucks in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft. His 25 points (four goals, 21 assists) in 37 games for Boston University is the second-most among defencemen at on the team's roster, only behind Lane Hutson, who has 49 points in 37 games.
The Stockholm, Sweden native and Boston University will be back in action next Thursday, April 11th, as they take on Denver University in the semi-finals of the Frozen Four. If Boston University wins that game, they'll advance to the final, where they'll face either Boston College or the University of Michigan.
Do you think Tom Willander should return to Boston University for a second year in 2024-25 or should he sign his entry-level contract and turn pro? Let us know what you think in the poll below.
Source - Boston University: Celebrini, Hutson, Willander Named New England All-Stars
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