NCAA on NBCSN: Eichel-led BU takes on rival Boston College

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Tonight is your chance to see one of the most ballyhooed prospects for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Jack Eichel, the Boston University freshman that’s tearing up NCAA hockey, will lead the Terriers into battle tonight against the Eagles of Boston College. You can catch the game on NBCSN at 8 p.m. ET, or watch the game online via NBC’s Livesteam.

Eichel currently sits sixth in the country in scoring with four goals and nine points through five games, but his 1.80 points per game average is the best among all collegiate skaters. For more on his impressive start — and his national rookie of the month award win — here’s NESN:

Eichel helped the Terriers to a perfect 4-0-0 record in October by averaging two points per game. The 18-year-old forward recorded four goals and four assists over the course of his first collegiate month, including two of each in his first career game on Oct. 10 against UMass.

Other highlights of Eichel’s promising first month include scoring the lone goal in BU’s 1-0 win over Michigan State on Oct. 24 and a short-handed score in the team’s 4-1 victory over Providence on Oct. 31.

For Boston College, keep an eye on Ryan Fitzgerald. The sophomore sits tied for seventh in the nation in goals, with five in seven games, and was a fourth-round pick of the Bruins at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Fitzgerald is also the son of Pittsburgh assistant GM Tom Fitzgerald.

UPDATE: Commenter below was correct, this lacks mention of BC blueliner Noah Hanifin. Hanifin, an A-rated prospect by NHL Central Scouting, is projected as the No. 3 pick behind Eichel and Connor McDavid at next year’s draft and will anchor the Eagles’ defense tonight.