Meet Your New Hockey Eagles: Danny Linell


The State of New York will be represented in the freshman class of the 2011-2012 men’s hockey team, and the man to do it is #10, Danny Linell. He is a 19-year old forward from Great Neck out on Long Island.

The 5-8, 185-pound Linell played his high school hockey at his alma mater, Choate Rosemary Hall, in Wallingford, CT, one of the more elite boarding schools in the Northeast. In his 2010-2011 season for Choate, he appeared in 18 games, scored 18 goals, and had 15 assists en route to a team MVP season. The year prior, Linell netted 31 points and helped guide his school to a league championship. A two-sport athlete, Linell also played for the Choate lacrosse team.

Much like John Gaudreau, Linell was not always headed to Boston College. His original target was Harvard, but he soon thereafter changed his mind and had chosen Boston College by this past spring. We already knew that he liked Boston, and there doesn’t appear to be any Harvard-related reason for why he’d change his commitment (for example, the coach is still in place).

About all we have for a scouting report on him is from way back in 2008 when the US Hockey Report described him as “crafty.” There are no YouTube videos or any other scouting reports available, so what we know is that Linell is a talented scorer, he was the best player on his high school team last year, and that he’s crafty. Welcome aboard, Danny.