Earlier today, multiple reports emerged on Twitter suggesting the former Harvard hockey commit, Oliver Wahlstrom, has decided to attend Boston College next season. Wahlstrom was rumored to be choosing between BC and Michigan. Wahlstrom is a New England native and has spent the past 2 seasons playing for the USNTDP. He is projected as a top 10 pick in next month’s NHL Entry Draft.
Wahlstrom, who stands at 6’1, is known for his ability to create scoring chances for himself and his teammates. This past season he led the U.S. National U18 Team with 94 points, 48 goals, and 46 assists. His teammates on that squad include fellow BC commits Patrick Giles, Adam Samuelsson, Cam York, and Spencer Knight. BC commit Matthew Boldy also played 1 game to the U18 Team but spent most of the season with the U17 Team.
Because of his high draft stock, BC fans shouldn’t get too excited about this prospect until the 2018 NHL Entry Draft has come and gone and his team hasn’t convinced him to sign a professional contract. (Obviously, fans also shouldn’t get excited until this rumor is officially confirmed by Wahlstrom or Boston College.)