Boston College sophomore Logan Hutsko was drafted by the Florida Panthers with the 89th pick in today’s 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Hutsko, who went undrafted last year, was chosen in the third round today. He joins defensemen Michael Matheson and Ian McCoshen in the Panthers organization.
Hutsko had been projected to be a mid-to-late pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, but an injury kept him from seeing much ice time in 2016-17 and his draft stock dropped due to that. However, Hutsko made a major comeback at BC, proving himself to be one of the top rookies in Hockey East. He recorded 31 points in 37 games as a freshman, including 12 goals, and was honored as the Hockey East Rookie of the Year.
As Hutsko heads into his sophomore season, fans should expect to see him continuing to be a major factor in BC’s offense. The Panthers made a good choice by drafting Hutsko, who is the type of player that will really benefit from 4 years of NCAA play.