BU secures commitment from Dylan Peterson

The 2016-17 Boston University men’s hockey season is in full swing, but that doesn’t mean head coach David Quinn has dialed back his recruiting efforts.

As announced via Twitter on Wednesday morning, Dylan Peterson, a forward projected for the Class of 2020, has committed to the Terriers. The 14-year-old hails from Russell, Ontario, and currently skates for the Canadian International Hockey Academy. An assistant captain for their Bantam AAA team, Peterson has 15 points in nine games.

Prior to playing for the Ontario-based school, Peterson put up 53 points in 33 games for two different OEMBHL teams  – the Ottawa Jr. 67s and the Eastern Ontario Wild. A scouting reports also suggests that Peterson will high-end skill to Agganis Arena.

When Peterson arrives on campus, he’ll join a trend of Quinn recruiting Canadian-based forwards. The 2014-15 class featured A.J. Greer, then the youngest player in the NCAA. This year’s Terriers also features Gabriel Chabot, a 20-year-old winger from Quebec City.