Chalk up another win for the Boston University men’s hockey team and head coach David Quinn on the recruiting trail.
Trevor Zegras, a prized forward born in 2001, announced via Twitter Monday morning that he’ll one day wear the scarlet and white.
Honored to announce my commitment to play college hockey at Boston University. Thanks to everyone who has helped me along the way. #terriers
— Trevor Zegras (@tzegras11) July 25, 2016
There’s little information about Zegras online, but he is bound for the Avon Old Farms School come fall. That’s the same Connecticut preparatory school that produced Patrick Harper, an incoming BU freshman selected in the fifth round of the 2016 NHL Draft by the Nashville Predators.
According to numerous sources on Twitter, Zegras recently lit up the Chowder Cup, a nationally-renowned youth hockey tournament held in Massachusetts.
Zegras’ committment also gives BU four prized recruits born in 2001, as he joins forward Robert Mastrosimone and defensemen Braden Doyle and Case McCarthy. Without further ado, here are some reactions from those in the know about Zegras’ decision.
01 F Trevor Zegras (BU) is a confident skater with terrific hands & no panic in his game. He manufactures offense w/ speed & elusive shifts.
— Mark Bilotta (@mbilotta) July 25, 2016
Zegras still needs to fill out and add strength, but his skill-set is firmly that of 1st round calibre by 2017 #OHLDraft standards.
— Priority Selection (@PrioritySelect) July 25, 2016
Word is that Zegras, who was impressive for @HockeyEssential 01 at Jr. Chowder Cup over weekend, chose BU over 2 other Hockey East schools.
— Mark Divver (@MarkDivver) July 25, 2016
— Matt Grainda (@graindaiv) July 25, 2016