Boston College sophomore Alex Newhook has signed a professional contract with the Colorado Avalanche, who drafted him with the 16th overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. With Newhook’s speed, hockey sense, and scoring touch, he should quickly adjust to the pace of the pro game.
Newhook was one of 3 Colorado draft picks at Boston College this season, joined by Drew Helleson and Colby Ambrosio. Former BC backup goalie Brad Barone is the only other former Eagle currently in the Avalanche system - he is signed by their ECHL affiliate, the Utah Grizzlies.
In his 2 seasons at Boston College, Newhook had 57 points, including 26 goals. He played in only 11 games this season due to his time with the Canadian U20 team at World Juniors, as well as an injury that kept him out of the lineup when he returned to Chestnut Hill. Despite that, he still picked up 7 goals and 8 assists this year and was second on the team in points, assists, and goals. As a freshman, Newhook led the Eagles with 19 goals and was tied with Julius Mattila for the team lead with 42 points.
Although Alex will be leaving Conte Forum, there will still be a Newhook on the Heights next year as his equally skilled sister is set to join Coach Crowley and the women’s hockey team in the fall.