The opposition may design creative ways to keep Jack Eichel from generating quality shots on net, but it won't ever discourage him from setting up an open teammate.
Eichel, a projected top-two pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, proved that point Saturday in a 4-2 victory against Merrimack College before 4,366 fans at Agganis Arena in Boston. Boston University is 10-3-2.
The Terriers top center, who has scored just once in the past five games (2-2-1), was limited to one shot against Merrimack on Saturday. The 18-year-old instead set up linemate Danny O'Regan three times to help him notch his first collegiate hat trick. Eichel finished the game with four assists.