Jeffrey Thomas Farkas; born January 24, 1978 ... shoots left ... rated the top college recruit in the nation by The Hockey News (March 22, 1996) ... played on Team USA in the 1996, 1997 and 1998 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships ... competed in the Tempere Cup in Tempere, Finland in August 1997 ... was named to the 1996-97 and 1997-98 HOCKEY EAST All-Academic Teams ... earned BC's 1996-97 Outstanding Freshman Scholar-Athlete award.
AS A JUNIOR (1998-99): Played in all 43 games ? earned HOCKEY EAST All-Tournament honors; registered seven points - four goals and three assists - in four league playoff games ? recorded 57 points on the season, ninth among Division I scoring leaders ? his 32 goals tied him for second among the nation's goal scorers ? tied for eighth in the nation with 10 power-play goals ? netted four game-winning goals; tallied the decisive goal in three consecutive games (3/6, 3/11, 3/12) ? his first gamewinner came in a four-point effort (two goals, two assists) against New Hampshire (12/5) ? registered two hat tricks - one against UMass-Lowell (10/30) and one against Minnesota (four goals on 1/2) ? had 16 multiple-point games, including six multiple-goal games ? scored the first two goals in the Eagles' 5-4 overtime win over New Hampshire (3/20) in the HOCKEY EAST Tournament championship game ? tied the score with a second-period goal in the 2-1 win over Northern Michigan in the NCAA Tournament's opening round in Madison, Wisc. (3/27) ? assisted on Jeff Giuliano's game-winning goal in the team's 3-1 win over North Dakota in the NCAA Tournament's quarterfinal round (3/28).
AS A SOPHOMORE (1997-98): Played in 40 games; missed the two games in the Badger Showdown while playing with Team USA in the IIHF World Junior Championship in Finland ... finished the season as the team's fourth-leading scorer with 39 points -- 11 goals and 28 assists ... had 10 multiple-point games, including three in the HOCKEY EAST Tournament ... had three power-play goals and one shorthanded tally ... skated on the Eagles' second line ... saved his best hockey for the team's late-season tournament run; notched 10 points -- four goals and six assists -- in the team's seven post-season contests (with at least one point in each game) ... earned HOCKEY EAST All-Tournament honors after tallying two goals and five assists in four games ... added one goal -- a key shorthanded tally late in the first period -- in BC's 6-1 win over Colorado College in the NCAA Tournament's quarterfinal round (3/29) ... scored a 4-on-4 goal midway through the second period to give BC a 2-0 advantage over Ohio State in the national tournament's semifinal round (4/2) ... assisted on each of the team's first two goals in a 4-3 win over Providence in the conference tournament's quarterfinal round (3/12).
AS A FRESHMAN (1996-97): Collected 36 points on 13 goals and 23 assists in 35 games ... finished third on the team and first among freshmen in scoring ... ranked second on the team in assists and tied for second in game-winning goals (two) ... twice earned HOCKEY EAST Rookie of the Week honors ... scored his first collegiate goal in the season opener at Bowling Green (10/18) ... tallied the game-winning goal and one assist in a 6-1 home win over Notre Dame (11/8) ... picked up two assists in Jerry York's 500th career victory -- at St. Lawrence (11/30) ... collected 12 points (five goals, seven assists) in his first eight games after returning from the silver medal-winning U.S. Team at the World Junior Championship ... had two three-assist outings ... recorded his first collegiate multiple-goal game in a two-goal effort at Maine (1/31) ... led the Eagles to a 4-1 victory over Northeastern in the first round of the Beanpot by tallying one goal and one assist (2/3).
BEFORE BC: Played the 1994-95 and 1995-96 seasons for the Niagara Scenics ... registered a team-record 185 points - 71 goals and 114 assists - in 75 games in 1995-96, earning Metro Toronto Junior A MVP honors ... captured EJHL all-star honors in 1994-95 after leading the league in scoring with 54 goals and 58 assists in 53 games ... played for head coach Kris Hicks ... played 14 games at the Nichols School during the 1994-95 season before joining the Scenics ... was a member of the US Select 17 Team that placed third in the 1995 Pacific Cup in Shin-Yokohama, Japan.
PERSONAL: Enrolled as a sociology and English major in the College of Arts & Sciences ... was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the third round (57th pick) of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft ... Jeff and his younger brother Michael are the sons of Laurie and Thomas Farkas.
FARKAS and TEAM USA: Jeff Farkas led Team USA with six goals and 10 points in seven games in the 1998 World Junior Championship. Both his goal total and his point total tied for the tournament lead ... After playing in the World Junior Championship for three consecutive years, Farkas tied Darren Turcottte for 15th on the U.S. all-time scoring list with 14 career points. He also moved into a tie for 10th place with eight goals (tied with Chris Ferraro, Allen Bourbeau and Turcotte). His 19 WJC games played places him in a three-way tie (with Mike York and Kelly Miller) for eighth all-time for the United States.