The Boston College men’s hockey team added a new recruit on Wednesday, as Trevor Kuntar became the twelfth member of the incoming 2021 class. Kuntar is a left handed forward who spent the last three seasons playing in the USHL.
Kuntar joined the Youngstown Phantoms of the USHL in the 2017-18 season, scoring 4 points in 43 games. He took massive steps forward in the next two seasons, putting up 36 points in 61 games in 2018-19 and 53 points in 44 games in 2019-20. His 2019-20 campaign included 28 goals, which was good for third in the entire league. He also apparently plays with a bit of an edge, as he racked up 44, 92, and 83 minutes respectively in his three seasons with Youngstown.
Kuntar is one of seven forwards who will be joining the Eagles next season, as BC will attempt to replace a number of important players up front, including David Cotton and Julius Mattila. He will wear #15 at BC. He also has a chance to be drafted in the upcoming 2020 NHL draft after being passed over in 2019.
Whether or not we’ll actually get to see BC play any hockey this season remains to be seen, but Kuntar could absolutely see time if the Eagles do play. There are plenty of spots on the roster that need to be filled, and he appears to have the type of player who could help out on the third or fourth line.