Ian McCoshen
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Ian McCoshen

Hometown:

Faribault Minnesota

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1995-08-05

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2013

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2013

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

2nd round (31st overall), 2013

Weight:

207 lbs.

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History

2009-10: Ian McCoshen, a native of Faribault, MN, attended Shattuck-St. Mary’s in his hometown and skated for the school’s bantam team. In 58 games he scored 21 goals with 35 assists and had 46 penalty minutes.

2010-11: McCoshen played in the USHL as a 15-year-old, skating in 42 games for the Waterloo Black Hawks. He had 6 assists and was -9 with 38 penalty minutes. McCoshen played in two playoff games for Waterloo and was -1 with no points or penalty minutes. The Saginaw Spirit selected him in the sixth round (112th overall) of the 2011 OHL Priority Draft.

2011-12: McCoshen returned to Waterloo for a second USHL season and represented the USA in the 2011 U19 World Junior A Challenge. In 55 games with the Black Hawks he scored 8 goals with 12 assists and was +4 with 43 penalty minutes. Waterloo reached the USHL finals against Green Bay after finishing third in the West during the season. In 15 playoff games McCosh scored 4 goals with 3 assists and was +4 with 6 penalty minutes. In five games at the WJAC he had 1 assist with 4 penalty minutes.

2012-13: McCoshen spent a third season in the USHL with Waterloo and in November committed to playing college hockey at Boston College in 2013-14. In 53 games with the Black Hawks he scored 11 goals with 33 assists – both career highs – and was +35 with 48 penalty minutes. Waterloo finished third in the West Division. McCoshen scored 2 goals with 2 assists and was -2 in the five-game playoff series with Fargo. McCoshen took part in the 2012 All-American Top Prospects Game, and also was chosen to play in the 2013 USHL Top Prospects Game. He was ranked 24th amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings and was selected by Florida in the second round (31st overall) in the 2013 NHL Draft.

2013-14: McCoshen skated in 35 of 40 games for Boston College as a freshman and represented the USA in the 2014 World Junior Championship. He scored 5 goals with 8 assists and was +22 with 48 penalty minutes playing for one of college hockey’s top teams. The Eagles won the Hockey East regular season title and were among the top-ranked teams in the country most of the year. The Eagles were upset by Notre Dame in a three-game Hockey East quarterfinal series but rebounded to capture the NCAA Northeast Regional — defeating Denver and Massachusetts-Lowell — before falling to eventual national champion Union, 5-4, in a Frozen Four semifinal game. McCoshen skated in five games at the WJC and was -1 with 4 penalty minutes. The USA finished fifth, falling to Russia, 5-3, in the quarterfinals. 

2014-15: McCoshen appeared in 35 games for for Boston College in his sophomore season and played in his second World Junior Championship tournament with the USA. Playing on an Eagles’ defense corps with fellow Panthers prospect Mike Matheson and 18-year-old USA teammate Noah Hanifin (CAR), he scored 6 goals with 10 assists and was +14 with 63 penalty minutes. BC finished tied with eventual national champion Providence for second in Hockey East, receiving an at-large bid to the NCAA East Regional. The Eagles lost, 5-2, to Denver in the semifinals. McCoshen was +2 with no points nor penalties in five games for the USA at the WJC. The USA finished fifth, losing 3-2 to Russia in the quarterfinals. 

2015-16: McCoshen moved into a top pairing role for Boston College as a junior with both Matheson and Hanifin moving on to pro hockey. He scored 6 goals with 15 assists and was +30 with a team-leading 86 penalty minutes in 40 games. BC tied Providence for first in Hockey East, receiving an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament after a 5-4 loss to Northeastern in the conference tournament semifinals. The Eagles defeated Harvard (4-1) and Minnesota-Duluth (3-2) in the Northeast Regional to reach the Frozen Four, falling to Quinnipiac, 3-2, in a semifinal game.

Talent Analysis

McCoshen has the type of size that NHL teams covet in a defender but doesn't always put that size to good use. He has some offensive ability, including an above-average snapshot, that would be useful on any NHL power-play. McCoshen uses his long reach well and is generally sound in his own end but could stand to be a bit more physical with opposing forwards.

Future

McCoshen skated for Boston College in 2015-16, providing both toughness and a big shot from the point for the Eagles in his junior season. With the Panthers trading Erik Gubranson to Vancouver there is speculation that McCoshen might sign with the Panthers and compete for a roster spot in training camp. He could also return to BC for his senior season, becoming an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2017 if he does not sign with Florida. He plays a similar style to Gudbranson with the size and demeanor of a punishing defender.

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