BC Hockey Preview of Champions: Michael Sit, #18


Just like any self-respecting hockey team has players from Canada on it, you’ve got to have the upper Midwest represented as well. The Great State of Minnesota, a big spot for hockey, has sent a representative to Boston College’s team, and his name is Michael Sit.

Sit, 19, did not proceed to a junior hockey league like several of his Boston College teammates did. Instead, he played out his four years for his hometown team in Edina, MN. For his last two seasons, he was an all-conference player, and in his senior year, the captain. Sit’s final year at Edina was excellent, as he put up 40 points in 30 games. He had 30 points the year before, but that team won a state championship. Jerry York sure does have a way of finding the winners, doesn’t he?

He joined the Eagles for the title season of 2011-12. During that freshman year in which BC went all the way — including the Beanpot, Hockey East Tournament, and NCAA Tournament — Sit appeared in 39 of 44 games and tallied three assists, all of which took place during Hockey East games. The forward was also good for Boston College in faceoffs, winning a majority of his draws over the course of the campaign.

At this point, it is unclear how far up the line chart Sit will move this season. There are still enough players in front of him in line that he probably isn’t going to get a ton of minutes, but Sit will be on the ice in 2012-13. Even before he came to BC, Sit was more of an assists guy than a goal scorer, and he enters his sophomore season still looking for his first collegiate goal. One probably should not expect an explosion of offense from Sit this year, even if he does slide up at some point, but he will definitely get the chance to contribute.