Friday, July 22, 2016
Couturier Transferring to UMass
Josh Couturier put an end to the rumors surrounding his future this afternoon by announcing that he will be suiting up for UMass-Amherst in 2017. Due to NCAA rules, the Newburyport native will have to sit out a year before hitting the ice for head coach Greg Carvel.
Good luck to Josh as he heads to a place where he will inevitably get more playing time. While there may have been an outside shot of Couturier skating for BC this year, it would have been in a reduced role and that is without considering the scholarship situation.
I don't envision BC bringing in one more player this fall as it's too late in the game to find someone that can contribute at a high level. That being said, with Scott Savage graduating next spring, the staff will need to find a replacement as the class of 2017 is stocked with 8 forwards and 0 blue liners. We shall see what the future holds.