Name: Matt Boldy
Class Year: Freshman
Drafted: #12 by the Minnesota Wild in 2019
Background: Boldy is a 6’2 forward known for being a great playmaker with strong hockey sense despite being a slower skater. Boldy can score from almost anywhere on the ice and was fourth on the U.S. National U18 Team in points last season with 81 points and third in scoring with 33 goals. Boldy’s stats have been fairly evenly matched between goals and assists throughout his playing career, showcasing his ability to know when he has the best scoring chance and when he can set up a better chance for another player.
2019-20 Outlook: Boldy is one of many the skilled freshmen coming in this season who can be expected to make a big impact fairly quickly if he is able to adjust to playing in the NCAA and to connect with his teammates. The Eagles can definitely use a player with his hockey sense who is able to score goals from different positions, but is also comfortable setting up plays for his teammates. While Boldy is a very strong player, he has spent the past few years playing with superstars like Jack Hughes, so hopefully he will avoid the trap some young star players fall into of letting ego get in the way once they join a team where they aren’t the top player anymore.
Fun Fact: His father, Todd, played football at Maine.