2004-05: Peter MacArthur was a part of one of the nation’s best freshman classes this season at Boston University. His excellent rookie campaign was capped off with being one of three players unanimously selected to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team. MacArthur was named Hockey East Rookie of the Week three times and named Player of the Month for October. He led all Boston University rookies in scoring with 27 points (13 goals, 14 assists) in 40 appearances. His 13 goals were second on the team while his 14 assists were third. He led Boston University in shorthanded goals with two.
MacArthur combines immense playmaking and scoring ability with lots of intensity. He is an excellent passer and very good on faceoffs. MacArthur is a skater with speed and good acceleration. He plays with a great deal of grittiness and has shown a willingness to get into the physical side of the game. He moves very well through traffic. MacArthur is a relentless puck pursuer who is also good along the boards. He possesses a good, quick release. He is a very smart player who sees the ice very well. The one area that MacArthur needs to improve the most is his body strength. Though he battles hard regularly, he can be knocked off the puck rather easily.