Boston College men’s hockey added another 2001-born recruit this week, securing the commitment of Connor Joyce, a forward from Dedham, Mass.
Joyce just wrapped up a successful junior season at St. Sebastian’s in which he put up 11 goals and 19 assists in 29 games. According to Russ Bitely, who broke the news of the commitment on Twitter this week, Joyce’s father played at BC in the 90s.
There’s not too much that can be said about Joyce yet or where he slots in on future depth charts as the only stats we really have on him are prep school numbers.
That being said, some things we definitely like: he’s a smaller player (5’9’’), a local kid, and someone who’s shown a progression statistically as he’s moved through the years at the high school level.
If he goes straight from prep to BC, he’d be a 2020 arrival. In an ideal world, perhaps Joyce could progress from St. Sebastian’s to a prep league, get some additional experience, and come to BC as an older player who, based on profile, is likely to be a four year player — a combination of traits the Eagles could certainly use.
His exact arrival at BC will likely be determined by what the roster looks like after the 2019-20 season. But either way — welcome to the Heights and best of luck!