David Cotton has been named BCI’s Male Player of the Season after a hockey season that reminded all of us of just how much fun this team can be. Cotton played a large role in that turnaround from the last few seasons, contributing on a first line that was among the best in the nation.
Cotton wrapped up a strong four years at Boston College with his best season yet, scoring 39 points in 32 games, good for third on the team. His point totals climbed in each of his four seasons and he scored at least 10 goals in all but his sophomore season. He captained the team in his senior season and has already signed an entry level contract with the Carolina Hurricanes, the team that drafted him in the sixth round back in 2015.
Cotton was a bright spot in some tough times for the hockey program and he was a star in 2019-20 when the team looked like they could make a deep postseason run. His 39 points ranked 12th in the country and he lead the Eagles in both shots (118) and power play goals (6). There’s a million things more important going on in the world right now, but not ever getting a chance to see Cotton in the NCAA Tournament is a huge bummer, because he (and the other seniors) really deserved a shot after the last four years.
David Cotton won this vote over teammates Spencer Knight and Alex Newhook and football’s AJ Dillon.
Congrats David and best of luck as you start your professional career!