Boston University coach David Quinn came up with a unique way to describe his star player after watching his freshman center, Jack Eichel, win the most valuable player award at the Hockey East Tournament on Saturday following the Terriers' first conference title in six years.
Eichel is No. 2 on NHL Central Scouting's midterm ranking of the top North American skaters eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft, to be held June 26-27 at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla.
"I jokingly say he's kind of like the Secretariat of a hockey player," Quinn told GoTerriers.com. "If you ever watch Secretariat run, he just looks so different than all the other horses. Jack is very much in that mold."
Eichel is the second player in Hockey East history, after Boston College defenseman Brian Leetch in 1987, to win Hockey East Player of the Year, Hockey East Rookie of the Year and Hockey East tournament MVP.