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Boston College hockey player assaulted at pizzeria

Boston College defenseman Kevin Lohan (left) battles with Boston University players for the puck during the first period of a game at Agganis Arena in December.
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Boston College defenseman Kevin Lohan (left) battles with Boston University players for the puck during the first period of a game at Agganis Arena in December.

A member of the Boston College men’s hockey team is “out indefinitely” after being assaulted Friday at a pizza place on Boylston Street, the college said.

Kevin Lohan, a 6-foot-5 defenseman, was “victimized by an unprovoked assault,” and Boston police are investigating, according to a statement from the school.

Lohan is a cousin of actress Lindsay Lohan, The Associated Press reported.

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Police said officers responded around 2:05 a.m. for a report of an assault and battery at Domino’s at 1260 Boylston St. Lohan’s girlfriend told police they had been standing in line at the pizza shop when a group of about six to eight individuals “began pushing in line” and “out of nowhere” one of the suspects punched her boyfriend in the face and knocked him to the ground, according to a police report provided by Officer Rachel McGuire, a department spokeswoman.

Watch: Surveillance video from the scene

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The group of suspects ran off in an unknown direction, and Lohan was taken to Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he was treated for a jaw injury, McGuire said.

Lohan, a native of Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., transferred to Boston College after graduating from the University of Michigan in 2017, where he was an assistant captain his senior year. He still had one year of eligibility left after redshirting his junior season, and skated in 14 games for Boston College this season, according to the press release from the school.

Lohan is pursuing a master’s degree in sports administration at BC’s Woods College of Advancing Studies, according to his player profile on the college’s athletics website.

BC spokesman Jack Dunn said Lohan suffered a broken jaw that will likely require surgery. Dunn described Lohan as a “terrific individual” who was the victim of needless violence.

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“He and his girlfriend had stopped to get a pizza on their way back to BC,” Dunn said.

Dunn said the BC community is supportive of Lohan and police are trying to identify and locate the suspects. He asked anyone who can help the investigation to contact police.

“ [We] encourage anyone with information on the assailants to share it with Boston Police,” said Dunn.

McGuire said the suspects were described as a “group of white individuals” and detectives are reviewing surveillance video from the area as part of their investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact District D-4 detectives at 617-343-5619, she said.

Emily Sweeney can be reached at esweeney@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @emilysweeney.