Coach York has announced that four new forwards will be joining the Eagles in 2014 and man is it one heck of a class. In fact, it may be better than this years highly touted group. The group is led by projected first round pick Sonny Milano out of the US National Development Program. Accompanying Millano will be two big, strong, physcial forwards in Alex Tuch (USNDT) and Zach Sanford (USHL) The fourth and final member of the group is speedy center Tanner MacMaster.
No matter who leaves after this season, it's pretty certain that these four guys will each find a spot in the lineup at some point next season. I expect that Millano and Sanford could be on the top two lines while Tuch will be a third line guy and MacMaster could be the fourth line center. But that's a long way away.
Here are some quotes from Coach York on the guys-
“This elite class of forwards is a group we are very excited about,” York said. “Much like the impact of this year’s freshmen class is having, we anticipate the same kind of results from these four next season.”
“Milano is creative playmaker whose skill set matches what we’re trying to do here at Boston College,” York said. “He will bring speed to our left wing position
“Tuch is a big and powerful forward,” York said. “He will bolster our front lines through his physical and aggressive style of play.”
“Sanford offers a great deal of size and skill to our front lines,” York said. “He is a mature, developed skater and will mesh well with next year’s roster.”
“MacMaster is a crafty centerman whose awareness and quickness will benefit our team down the road"