After missing last weekend’s series due to his recurring ankle injury, Boston College senior forward Logan Hutsko is out for the season, as reported by Mike McMahon of College Hockey News and confirmed by BC Athletics.
Hutsko has been a top player for BC over the last four years, but has frequently battled injuries throughout his career.
While Hutsko is technically eligible to return next year due to all athletes being granted an extra year of eligibility, it is unknown at this point whether that is on Hutsko’s radar.
In the short term, this is a major blow to a BC team that tops the Hockey East and NCAA rankings and counts Hutsko as one of its key weapons in a quest to win league and national hardware.
Hutsko has played in 11 of BC’s 15 games this season, posting 4 goals and 7 assists, and serving as a major possession driver for the Eagles. His 37 shots on goal in 11 games leads the team in terms of shots per game.
The Florida Panthers draft pick surprised some observers by returning to BC for his senior season, after putting up a 19-14—33 line in 30 games last year and helping push BC to the Hockey East regular season championship.
His injury battles began before arriving at BC, missing a full season in 2015-16 after suffering a neck injury. He took a scary fall that sent him to the hospital in the Hockey East championship game in 2019, and missed scattered games in recent seasons.
Best wishes to Logan Hutsko for a speedy recovery.