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Meet The Eagles, Boston College Men’s Hockey: Jack McBain

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The Minnesota Wild draft pick looks to have a breakout sophomore year

COLLEGE HOCKEY: MAR 22 Hockey East Championship - Boston College v UMASS Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Name: Jack McBain

Number: 11

Position: Forward

Class Year: Sophomore

Drafted: #63 overall (3rd round) by the Minnesota Wild in 2018

Background: McBain, at 6’4”, is a big presence for the Eagles at forward, playing left wing for much of the year. After missing the first few games of his freshman campaign due to illness, he scored his first point as an assist on November 8th, 2018 against Vermont, and followed that up with his first career goal to spark the BC comeback against UNH in the third period on November 16th. But it was a somewhat quiet year for McBain as a drafted freshman, with his only multi-point game being a 1-2—3 effort against UConn on February 1st, 2019. He ended up with a 6-7—13 line on the season.

2019-20 Outlook: As an upper-round draft pick with a size that would translate well to the NHL, you have to think that McBain is a good candidate to have a breakout year. Depending on who Coach York lines up up with, it wouldn’t surprise me to see him come out with double-digit goals, especially if the Eagles are an improved team overall.

Fun Fact: His father, Andrew, had a long and successful NHL career from 1983 to 1994.