Boston University to retire Jack Parker's jersey Feb. 15 against New Hampshire

Former Boston University player and head coach Jack Parker. - Jared Wickerham

Legendary head coach and former Boston University player Jack Parker's No. 6 will be retired.

Boston -- The Boston University athletic department announced on Friday that it will raise the jersey of former player and longtime head coach Jack Parker during its game against the University of New Hampshire on Feb. 15.

Parker's No. 6 will join Travis Roy's No. 24 as the only Boston University jerseys raised to the rafters at Harry Agganis Arena. Roy is the former BU Terriers forward whose career was tragically ended just 11 seconds into his first shift in a game against North Dakota. The Yarmouth, Maine native was left paralyzed after an awkward fall into the boards.

Parker, a 1968 graduate of BU, retired from coaching after 40 seasons behind the Terriers bench. He amassed 897 wins over his legendary coaching career and led Boston University to three NCAA Championships in 1978, 1995 and 2009. His teams won 21 Beanpot titles and 11 conference championships.

The Terriers are struggling under the direction of first year head coach David Quinn due to injuries and a lack of depth. Boston University is playing archrival Boston College Friday night on NESN and will face UMass Lowell Saturday.

Jeff Cox covers college, junior and high school hockey, NCAA recruiting, NHL Draft prospects and the AHL for SBNation. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation.

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