Boston University may have lost Cameron Crotty when he signed with the Arizona Coyotes earlier today, but they won’t be losing David Farrance. The Nashville Predators draft pick has decided not to turn pro and instead will return to BU for his senior season.
Farrance was recently named a Hobey Baker top-ten finalist as one of the best players in the country after leading all defenders in the nation with 43 points. He was named to the Hockey East First All-Star Team and looked more than ready to make the transition to professional hockey.
Notably, this decision also means that Farrance will be just a few months away from unrestricted free agency when his senior season ends. Though the Predators will still have a chance to sign him, it only puts more pressure on them as the young defenseman could just wait until the middle of August 2021 and have his pick of the litter. There would be many suitors for the two-way star, making his case one to watch very closely over the next year.