Senior captain David Cotton has signed a two-year, entry-level contract beginning in 2020-21 with the Carolina Hurricanes. Since the NHL and AHL are currently suspended this season, it’s likely that he will begin playing for the Hurricanes organization at the beginning of next season depending on what the timeline for the leagues’ return looks like.
Cotton scored 24 and 28 points during his freshman and sophomore seasons respectively, before exploding for 36 points in 39 games during his junior year. With the opportunity to sign an NHL contract at the conclusion of the 2018-19 season, Cotton instead elected to return to Boston College so he could lead the Eagles back to the top of the NCAA.
This year, Cotton reached a career high of 39 points in 32 games, with 15 goals and 24 assists and lead the Eagles to a Hockey East regular season title and their best record in four years - good for finishing fourth in the NCAA. During his time at BC, he registered a total of 127 points in 148 games and became the 54th player to score at least 50 goals at BC, showing strong leadership along the way.
Congratulations, David, and good luck!