After adding a pair of grad transfers from Bowling Green earlier this month, Boston College men’s hockey has picked up another former Falcon, as defenseman Justin Wells announced his transfer decision tonight.
The past 4 years at Bowling Green have been amazing. The people I have met and I’ve played with will always hold a special place in my heart. For my grad transfer year I am so excited to grow as a student and an athlete at Boston College!! pic.twitter.com/qwJr73SEfF— Justin Wells (@Wellsy9198) April 16, 2021
Wells is a 6’4 defenseman who will add some good size and experience to BC’s fairly young defensive group. He is a defensive-defenseman that shouldn’t be expected to put up many points. Wells had a career high 9 points this season, with 2 goals and 7 assists.
This isn’t necessarily a bad thing for BC, as the Eagles already have a number of defensemen that can contribute to offense, such as Marshall Warren, Drew Helleson, and Eamon Powell. Having a strong stay-at-home defenseman could be a big plus for a BC team that has been able to rely on above-average goaltending in recent years and is now facing a bit of an unknown situation in net with sophomore Henry Wilder and transfer Eric Dop.
Wells is the son of Jeff Wells, who had a lengthy minor league career after playing for Jerry York at Bowling Green from 1990-1994.