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Boston College Men’s Hockey 2018-19: The Juniors

Get to know the junior class

2015 Beanpot Tournament - Consolation Game Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Name: Luke McInnis
Number: 3
Position: Defense
Drafted: N/A
Outlook: With the caliber of players that BC has in this year’s freshman class, McInnis will likely see less playing time than he did as sophomore. Expect McInnis to step up wherever he is needed if injuries require, but to otherwise see his minutes drop.
Fun Fact: His father played hockey at BC and is currently an assistant coach. His mother played lacrosse at BC.

Name: Connor Moore
Number: 7
Position: Defense
Drafted: N/A
Outlook: Moore is a somewhat underrated player who should be a big factor on BC’s defense this season. He recorded 17 points as a sophomore and was third on the team with 34 blocked shots.
Fun Fact: Moore was born in Georgia (#RIPThrashers).

Name: Jesper Mattila
Number: 8
Position: Defense
Drafted: N/A
Outlook: Mattila should see solid minutes for the Eagles this season as a solid two-way defenseman. Mattila recorded 13 points for BC last season, and fans should expect to see continued improvement out of the defensive half of BC MIH’s twins.
Fun Fact: Jesper on Juliuksen kaksoisveli.

Name: Zach Walker
Number: 14
Position: Forward
Drafted: N/A
Outlook: Walker has struggled to live up to his potential at BC, scoring only 3 goals in his 2 seasons as an Eagle. He will likely see his minutes diminished due to BC’s strong freshman class, but he should see some playing time against teams that require the Eagles to have a tough player out on the ice (I’m looking at you, UVM and Merrimack...)
Fun Fact: Walker is from Boise, Idaho, but came to BC from Michigan where he played for the USNTDP.

Name: David Cotton
Number: 17
Position: Forward
Drafted: #169 by the Carolina Hurricanes
Outlook: If Cotton continues to improve like he did last season, he should play a big role in BC’s offense. Cotton recorded 28 points last season, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him setting up plays for BC’s incoming scoring talent. Cotton has also had a big special teams role for the Eagles, which should continue to be an important part of his contributions to the team.
Fun Fact: Cotton’s brother played hockey at Northeastern and Sacred Heart.

Name: Mike Merulla
Number: 20
Position: Forward
Drafted: N/A
Outlook: Merulla played only 1 game last season, and with the strong roster that BC has this year, that likely won’t change this season barring injuries.
Fun Fact: Merulla’s father played in the MLB.

Name: Julius Mattila
Number: 26
Position: Forward
Drafted: N/A
Outlook: As one of BC’s most improved players last season, Mattila will likely play a huge role on BC’s offense this year, both in terms of scoring and in terms of mentoring younger players. Fans should also expect to see him taking a lot of face-offs.
Fun Fact: Julius aikoi osallistua West Michigan -yliopistoon ennen Boston Collegein valitsemista.

Name: Graham McPhee
Number: 27
Position: Forward
Drafted: #149 by the Edmonton Oilers
Outlook: McPhee improved a tremendous amount between his freshman and sophomore years, and should have a big impact on BC’s offense as a junior. If he can keep his temper in check and his penalty minutes down, he should be one of the stronger forwards in Hockey East.
Fun Fact: Graham’s father played for Jerry York at Bowling Green (and is now the GM of the Las Vegas Golden Knights).

Name: Ron Greco
Number: 28
Position: Forward
Drafted: N/A
Outlook: Greco is the type of player that you can tell is always giving 100% when he is on the ice, and this should earn him some 4th line minutes for the Eagles this season, particularly as the freshmen settle in. He recorded a solid 5 goals and 4 assists last season. and can definitely contribute on both ends of the ice.
Fun Fact: Greco played in every game last season.

Name: Joseph Woll
Number: 31
Position: Goalie
Drafted: #62 by the Toronto Maple Leafs
Outlook: Woll will almost certainly be BC’s starting goalie this season. He can make some amazing saves, but does need to work on his tendency to get in his own head after allowing a goal. A stronger defensive group this season should help to bolster his confidence.
Fun Fact: Woll has made a career high 42 saves twice in his BC career.

Name: Ryan Edquist
Number: 35
Position: Goalie
Drafted: N/A
Outlook: A strong goaltender that could absolutely be a starter at another school, Edquist will likely start at least a handful of games this season to help keep Woll rested and healthy. He played in 9 games last season, and a number this season seems likely.
Fun Fact: Edquist shares a career high with Woll - 42 saves in a game is his BC best.