Tonight, BU fans will get their first look at the top-rated, nine-member recruit class that includes three NHL first-round draft picks (Clayton Keller, Kieffer Bellows and Dante Fabbro), a second-round choice (Chad Krys) and a fifth-round selection (Patrick Harper), as well a potential 2017 first-rounder (Jake Oettinger).
Terrier line chart“When you’re playing fast and decisive, it’s a lot easier for the other four guys to read off you. When there’s hesitation, that’s where there’s indecision. I think if we come with an effort and play fast and skate fast and play through people, that’s what I’m looking for. It’s how consistently we do those things.”
BU is dressing only 14 forwards tonight due to several injuries.
A+ Robert Mastrosimone, ’01 F, #14 Freedom (Gray), 5-8/150 – Highly skilled, but also gritty and tenacious. Doesn’t quit on plays. A strong skater who keeps his feet moving. Digs pucks out of dirty areas. As much a playmaker as a finisher. Already committed to Boston University. Scored 111 points for Shattuck’s National Championship U14 team last winter. 4-4-8
A+ Trevor Zegras, ’01 F, #2 Ben Franklin (Royal), 5-9/140 – Star potential. Extremely skilled -- athletic, agile, an excellent skater. Terrific shooter and passer. High upside. Played for Mid-Fairfield U14s. 3-4-7