Billerica native Marc McLaughlin announced on Twitter today that he has committed to play hockey for Boston College. McLaughlin was previously committed to play for St. Lawrence University.
McLaughlin spent two seasons at Cushing Academy before joining the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders in the USHL. McLaughlin is a two-way forward who could develop into a strong 4-year player for the Eagles. He saw a significant increase in scoring between seasons at Cushing, going from 22 points in 2014-15 to 43 points in 2015-16. McLaughlin has seen action in 5 games for Cedar Rapids this season, but has yet to pick up a point.
Other players currently scheduled to join BC Hockey in 2018-19 include TJ Walsh, Patrick Giles, and Adam Samuelsson. Walsh was a teammate of McLaughlin's at Cushing and currently plays with him in Cedar Rapids. Walsh had 24 points in 23 games last season at Cushing and has 1 goal in 4 games so far this season with the RoughRiders. Giles is currently playing for the USNTDP. He's a 6'4" center with better skating ability than one might expect of a player his size. Samuelsson is the younger brother of former BC defenseman Philip Samuelsson. He plays for the USNTDP with Giles. Samuelsson is the lone defender in this recruiting class for BC so far.