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Meet The Eagles, Boston College Men’s Hockey: Luke McInnis

The senior defenseman looks to bounce back after a difficult 2018-19

COLLEGE HOCKEY: MAR 23 Hockey East Championship - Boston College v Northeastern Photo by Michael Tureski/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Name: Luke McInnis

Number: 3

Position: Defenseman

Class Year: Senior

Drafted: N/A

Background: Luke McInnis has been a constant presence on the Eagles blue line since his freshman season, playing in 98 games in his first three seasons at BC. A stay-home defenseman, McInnis is typically near the top of the team in blocked shots and penalty minutes. His 10 points as a freshman remain his career high, and McInnis has not found the back of the net since his rookie year. While he has just five total points in his last two seasons, McInnis does have a four point game to his name, dating all the way back to March of 2017, when he had a goal and three assists in a win over Vermont in the Hockey East Quarterfinals.

2019-20 Outlook: McInnis had a bit of a down season in 2018-19 (as did many of the Eagles) and could be in for a real fight to see regular ice time as a senior. With eight players vying for six spots, McInnis will need to take a big step forward to guarantee himself a spot. Coming off of a season where he had just two assists in 35 games, it’s not likely that McInnis will be lighting up the score sheet or running his own power play unit. Still, if he can play a strong defensive game and help BC improve on the 8th best penalty kill in Hockey East, it’s not unreasonable to think he can carve himself out a role on this team. A spot in the top four on the blue line may be asking a bit too much from McInnis, but it’s certainly possible to see him succeeding while playing third pair minutes

Fun Fact: Luke’s father, Marty, played hockey at BC and is a member of the Varsity Club Hall of Fame. His mother, Missy, played lacrosse at BC.