McEachern named assistant coach at Northeastern

Dec 8, 2006 - 11:10 PM BOSTON (Ticker) -- After playing collegiately at Boston University, Shawn McEachern is joining a Hockey East rival.

A two-time conference All-Star with the Terriers, McEachern on Friday was named assistant coach at Northeastern University.

McEachern, who is a native of Waltham and attended high school in Cambridge, will make his first appearance behind the Huskies' bench Saturday, when they take on Maine.

In three seasons with Boston University from 1988-91, McEachern collected 79 goals and 107 assists in 120 games. The 37-year-old was a first-team All-American as a senior in 1990-91, when he notched 34 tallies and 82 points in 41 contests.

McEachern helped lead the Terriers to the Frozen Four during his junior season of 1989-90 and the Hockey East championship the following campaign. Boston University advanced to the NCAA championship game that season, losing to Northern Michigan in triple overtime.

A sixth-round pick of Pittsburgh in 1987, McEachern was a member of the Penguins' Stanley Cup championship team in 1992, recording nine points in 19 playoff games. He registered 256 goals and 323 assists in 911 career contests with Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Boston, Ottawa and Atlanta. He eclipsed the 20-goal mark seven times and scored a career-high 32 in 2000-02 with the Senators.

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