Sir Jerry York and the Boston College hockey team have secured a verbal commitment from '95 defenseman Josh Couturier. Couturier took to Twitter to announce the news.
Very proud and honored to announce my commitment to play college hockey for Boston College! Thank you everyone who has supported me!#GoEags— Josh Couturier (@JoshCouturier24) December 11, 2014
Here's the scouting report on the 6-foot-1 defenseman:
Couturier, who has good size and a long wing span, is tough to beat one on one, has a good stick, offensive instincts and is a fierce competitor. "Josh's development over the last three seasons has been fun to watch. He came to us three years ago, was young, needed to fill out his frame and improve his strength and add polish to his game. During that first year with us, primarily just practicing with us and playing games with the 95 LA Selects, he made significant gains in his game and he stepped right in the next year and continued on that same path," coach Chris Masters commented.
The Newbury, Mass. native originally verballed to Northeastern back in 2012. Couturier has spent the last few seasons with the Boston Jr. Bruins in the United States Premier Hockey League. He's potted three goals and added 13 assists in 34 games for the Jr. Bruins. Couturier was selected 123rd overall by the USHL's Des Moines Buccaneers, where he played during the 2013-14 season (3 goals, 10 assists). Couturier will likely join the program next season.
You can follow Josh on Twitter @JoshCouturier24. Welcome to the Heights, Josh!