Boston Bruins 2020 third-round draft pick Trevor Kuntar is fitting in fine at Boston College as a freshman.
In October, Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney selected forward Trevor Kuntar in the third-round and 89th overall in the annual NHL Entry Draft. The Boston College freshman is fitting nicely with his new teammates in the first three weeks of the season.
Currently ranked No. 2 in the country behind North Dakota, the Eagles have won five of their first six games and Kuntar has had a hand in the Eagles’ good start.
The 6-foot-0 and 195-pound Kuntar has four goals and an assist for BC, including his first collegiate tally on Dec. 4 in a 3-0 victory over Providence College. He added two goals the following night in a 9-0 Eagles road victory to help them sweep the weekend series by a 12-0 margin over the Friars.
Scoring two goals in a nine-goal victory is not something that is earth-shattering, but for a young player getting his feet wet at a new level on a new team, it’s just what he needs to gain confidence. On Dec. 12, Kuntar scored his fourth goal of the year on the power play in a 3-1 loss at the University of Connecticut
Scoring goals is nothing new for Kuntar. Last season with the Youngstown Phantoms in the United States Hockey League (USHL), he lit the lamp 28 times in 44 games. He also had 25 assists and averaged 1.2 points a game. In three seasons with the Phantoms, he had 49 goals and 44 assists for 93 points.
At 5-1, Boston College is now off for the Christmas and New Years’ break. The Eagles return to the ice on Jan. 8 at home against Northeastern in the front end of a home-and-home Hockey East series with the Huskies.