According to Mike McMahon on Twitter, Boston College freshman defenseman Tim Lovell has entered the NCAA transfer portal.
BC defenseman Tim Lovell is in the transfer portal.— Mike McMahon (@MikeMcMahonCHN) March 31, 2021
Entering the transfer portal doesn’t necessarily guarantee that a player leaves the school. Lovell is a freshman who missed some of this season to injury and got little playing time in general. So while he may be frustrated at his collegiate start, Coach York may be able to convince Lovell to stay with more playing time and the promise of offseason development with one of the best staffs in NCAA hockey. Lovell only recorded 2 assists & no goals in his first year at Boston College, so it would be interesting to see which programs may take an interest in him. If he’s looking for more playing time rather than sustained success on a better program, he may find himself elsewhere.
This offseason is going to be huge for the transfer portal in all sports, as every player who was on a roster in 2020 was granted an extra year of eligibility due to COVID. While Lovell doesn’t fall into that category, many programs are seeing their players hit the road. So a team looking to fill in some depth could share some mutual interest with the 19-year-old.