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2020 NHL Entry Draft Preview: Boston College Edition

The Eagles have a handful of players that may be chosen

2020 NHL Draft Lottery Phase 2 Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images

This week, the delayed 2020 NHL Entry Draft will take place. The first round will air on October 6, and the remaining rounds will take place on October 7.

Boston College has 3 players who are likely to get drafted over the 2 day event: Eamon Powell, Colby Ambrosio, and Trevor Kuntar. Freshman forward Danny Weight and freshman defenseman Jack Agnew could be picked up in a late round, but aren’t currently projected to be selected.

Eamon Powell is a freshman defenseman for the Eagles this season. He spent the past 2 seasons with the USNTDP. Powell is a fairly adaptable defensive player, equally comfortable getting aggressive to protect his goalie or leading a rush up ice. He isn’t a prolific scorer, but can be expected to at least pitch in a bit of offense. He is projected to be picked somewhere in the 2nd or 3rd round.

Colby Ambrosio hails from Canada, but spent the past 2 seasons with the USHL’s Tri-City Storm. He is currently a freshman at BC. Ambrosio had an explosive season in 2019-20, more than doubling his points with 26 goals and 24 assists in 48 games. Ambrosio is also strong on face-offs, and his presence on the powerplay should help to fill in for David Cotton if he settles into NCAA play quickly. He is projected to be picked somewhere in the 3rd, 4th or early 5th round.

Trevor Kuntar is a freshman center who played for the USHL’s Youngstown Phantoms before joining the Eagles. Kuntar was an alternate captain last season and recorded 28 goals and 25 assists for his team. Kuntar is also known for playing a gritty game, and had 83 penalty minutes last season and 92 the year before. Kuntar is expected to be chosen in the late 3rd round or early 4th round.