The Boston College Men’s Hockey team named its captains on Thursday afternoon, announcing David Cotton as captain and Graham McPhee as the alternate. Both players will be entering their senior season at Boston College with the hopes of reaching the NCAA Tournament for the first time.
Cotton was a bright spot in a challenging season for the Eagles, posting by far the best numbers of his BC career. Cotton, a Hurricanes draft pick, put up 36 points on the season, 10 greater than his next closest teammate. Cotton also lead the team in goals, with 23, eclipsing his total of 19 that he scored in his first two seasons. Cotton was legitimately great all season for BC and this is a well deserved honor for the Texas native.
McPhee had a bit of a tougher go of it in his junior campaign, where he saw his point totals drop from 24 to just 9. He went through a prolonged goalless drought as well, scoring his first of the season in the second game against Wisconsin back in October and not again until his two goal game against UMass in the Hockey East semifinal game. Still, McPhee showed some serious flashes back in his sophomore season when he scored 12 goals and tied for the team lead with four on the power play. A bounce back season for McPhee in 2019-20 would go a long way to solving some of BC’s offensive problems. McPhee is also an Edmonton Oilers draft pick.
Congrats to both David and Graham on being named captains of Boston College and best of luck going forward!