One current and five future Eagles were named to the NHL Central Scouting midterm rankings this morning. Casey Fitzgerald, who has been one of the top defenseman in Hockey East thus far, is the only current BC player on the list as he was bypassed in last year's draft. There has been a lot of talk about this recruiting class and how it may lack a "go to" player but the staff is addressing some serious needs up front with players like Zach Walker, Graham McPhee, and David Cotton (already drafted). Of course, BC's outlook for next season will depend on who stays and who goes but if they can get White and Tuch to come back, they will have a ridiculously deep forward group.
Connor Moore is a guy that likely won't get drafted in June as he, like Fitzgerald, failed to get picked in the 2015 draft. Despite the lack of size, I think Moore might be the hidden gem of this class because of his skating ability and offensive instinct. It may take him a while to get adjusted to the college game but over time, he will be a star on the BC blue line. The Brooks School product just won USHL defenseman of the week.
Here are the final numbers-
Graham McPhee (92)
Casey Fitzgerald (108)
Mike Campoli (110)
Luke McInnis (118)
Zach Walker (163)
Joe Woll (#8 goalie, #1 non-CHL)