Wrapping up our look at the 2021 NHL Draft-eligible prospects set to join Boston College, we have forwards Paul Davey & Timmy Delay, who are hoping to be picked up in the later rounds of the draft. While Delay will be playing for the Victoria Grizzlies of the BCHL this upcoming season, it is unclear whether or not Davey will make his debut as an Eagle this fall or if he’ll hold off until next year.
Paul Davey is currently ranked #185 among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting, which would place him in the late seventh round if he is picked in this year’s draft.
Davey is a 6’2 LW who split time between the Mid Fairfield Rangers and Des Moines Buccaneers this past season. He recorded 8 points in 6 games for the Rangers, and 18 points in 41 games for the Buccaneers. Prior to the 2020-21 season, he played at Avon Old Farms, scoring 19 points in 25 games. Based on his even split in goals and assists (4g, 4a with the Rangers & 9g, 9a with the Buccaneers), Davey seems like a type of player that is equally good at scoring while also making plays, and would be a good addition to a team that’s looking for a versatile player to shore up their prospect pool.
Timmy Delay is ranked #187 by NHL Central Scouting, which, along with Davey, means he has a chance of being picked in the late seventh round. A local kid from Hingham, Delay has a lot of family ties to BC — his father played for the Eagles, graduating in 1991, as well as his uncle.
Delay is a 6’1 RW who played at St. Sebastian’s last season. While he only played 10 regular season games in 2020-21, he had 30 points in 28 games for St. Sebastian’s in 2019-20, scoring 13 goals and 17 assists. He could add some scoring and playmaking talent to a team’s prospect pool as well.
As is the case with most players who are on the cusp of being drafted, both Davey and Delay will benefit from four years in college, and will likely be signed by NHL teams after graduating.