The staff picked up a commitment today from 6'1 1995 defenseman and former Northeastern commit Josh Couturier from Newbury, Ma. He currently plays for the Boston Jr Bruins and has recorded 13 goals and 7 assists through 20 games.
We've spent a lot of time talking about BC's ever changing recruiting philosophy and it seems like the staff is really putting an emphasis on mixing in solid, four year guys (Couturier) with the higher end guys like Hanifin, McCoshen, etc. No matter how hard they try, it's going to become tougher and tougher to keep top NHL prospects on campus for as long as they have done with Matheson, Kreider, Cross, Dumoulin, etc.
It's perceived as a solid pickup that is probably low risk/high reward although Couturier did get a 4 for 4 from Northeastern a few years back. Don't be surprised if they pickup another former Hockey East commit who plays alongside Couturier in the near future (he's a forward).