The countdown to Boston College hockey continues. In just 14 days, the men take on New Brunswick in their exhibition opener. We are on to #12 in our countdown, sophomore Michael Booth.
Name: Michael Booth
Position: Right wing
Class Year: Sophomore
Background: Mike Booth entered the season as a potential fringe starter and ended up playing in 36 of BC’s 40 games last season.
Booth ended the year largely as the fourth line right winger, playing that role in all four of the Eagles’ postseason games.
Booth recorded six points on the season, 2 goals and 4 assists. He had an early two-point, +3 effort in a blowout win against Holy Cross, which included a very nice, snipe of a goal. He cooled off on the scoresheet after that but remained a steady, speedy and physical lower-line presence for BC for the rest of the season.
2017-18 Outlook: Booth will probably continue to play a bottom six role for BC. The big question is whether he can follow in the path of some other past bottom-six forwards and slowly but surely develop into someone who can put the puck in the net as he gains more experience.
If not, he’ll have to continue to earn his ice time with defensive and physical play. He also has some versatility, as someone who has played center in addition to right wing. With the influx of forwards coming on to the roster both this year and next, he’ll have to carve out a role for himself.
Fun Fact: Booth was originally a Cornell commit, but obviously decided to come to a better school instead
Official BC Interruption Player Hashtag: #ThePhantomGoalBooth (Please note that I did not come up with this. Direct all your feedback to the editor-in-chief. Unless you think it’s great, in which case it was definitely all me. Thank you.)