It was a busy weekend for the Boston College hockey coaching staff, as they landed the commitment of 2000-born Connecticut forward Jacques Bouquot for the incoming class of 2018.
Bouquot comes from well-trod territory for Boston College, as he plays for Salisbury School, 5-time New England prep school champions. Salisbury has produced some names you'll be familiar with, including BC's Brian Gibbons, Paul Carey and Brian O'Hanley, Northeastern's John Stevens, as well as all (approximately) 23 Biegas who have played for Harvard.
Bouquot had 15 points in 26 games for Salisbury this past season in his first year with the varsity team, and is likely to see his role grow this year. At 6'0'' and 150 pounds, he has good size and room to grow. Scouting reports, including this one from SB Nation College Hockey's Jeff Cox, describe him as a raw but strong player with playmaking ability.
The Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL saw great potential in Bouquot, as they drafted him in the 4th round (#57 overall) in last week's USHL Draft. Bouquot will play at Salisbury this coming season as a 16-year-old but could well spend 2017-18 in the USHL before a scheduled 2018 arrival at BC.
BC's class of 2018 is off to a strong start. The first three commits, TJ Walsh, Patrick Giles and Adam Samuelsson, are all on the national team radar. Bouquot now joins them as #4. Congrats and welcome to the Heights!