Gaudette is gone. I don't think there's reason for anyone else to be. Davies would be the closest but I don't see it. Moving on.
G- They lose Theut but Primeau is still incumbent obviously. Nobody is committed to replace him, I've heard some speculation Curtis Frye might come back in to take that spot. Curious whether they redshirt Ruck.
D - Davies and Shea are obviously the top returnees. Cecere and Owens are big losses. Cercere was good all year, but Trevor really stepped up in a big way his last semester. Big shoes to fill. Villella and Kislin will need to be able to play, at least in a bottom four/bottom pairing role from day 1. Williams needs to finally take a step forward into a bigger role, he's been in the same one since he got here in 2015. Wonder if Jordan Harris or Jeremie Bucheler make it in for this year? Kind of feels like they need one of them.
F- So we lose the big three. Hawkins is probably our best forward. He looked really good with Schultz and Lerario yesterday, but is that really a top line? Yeesh. Griffin, Solow, Filipe, Jozefek really need to step 1000 feet forward. Picking and Goldstein seem respectable for what they are. Looking at recruits, will Liam Pecararo ever play for NU? Time will tell. Tyler Madden has an NLI signed and looks like a stud in the USHL. Matt Thomson and Neil Shea are potential contributors. But Thomson didn't have a fantastic USHL season (18 points) and Shea was in prep all year. Are either ready right off the bat? Probably not. Next year was always going to be a step back on scoring, but even without a true top line they need to have 3+ solid lines to turn to. We shall see. There's a lot that needs improving between now and October first.