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July 16, 2012
Jason Cotton, a center from Murphy, TX, verbally committed to Northeastern late last week. Cotton is a ’95, who spent last season with the Colorado Thunderbirds (Midget AAA). The 17 year old is already 6’3, 178 lbs.
Despite playing just one season with the Thunderbirds, he won over the coaching staff, including head coach Angelo Ricci. “Jason is terrific at protecting the puck and creating space for himself…has an incredible shot….very skilled offensive player that learned how to play away from the puck and on the defensive side of the puck last season,” Ricci said of Cotton, who had 29 points in 40 games last season. Ricci also added that “[Cotton] was a big time performer and produced when it mattered most.”
Cotton was selected 35th overall by the Tri City Storm in this year’s USHL Entry Draft and he has made the team out of camp. The Thunderbirds will miss him, though. Ricci called him a Top 6 forward with a bright future.
Cotton becomes the third member of the 2014 recruiting class joining Lincoln Stars defenseman Daniel Willett and recently committed Josh Couturier.
He will also become the first Husky to come from Texas since JP Maley in 2008-2009.
July 16, 2012
Josh Couturier, a defenseman from Newbury, MA, verbally committed to Northeastern late last week. Couturier is a ’95, who played for the Boston Jr. Bruins team in the Empire Hockey League for the last two seasons. He has been with the Junior Bruins program for the last 3 seasons. The 17 year old is listed at 6’2, 168 lbs.
Chris Masters, his coach with the Junior Bruins, describes him as a “long, lanky defenseman, with good stick skills.” Masters mentioned “1 on 1 play and offensive instincts” as Josh’s greatest strengths.
This past season saw Couturier play in 29 games, registering 35 points for the Jr. Bruins (Empire) and it earned him 2 appearances with the Jr. Bruins EJHL team.
Couturier was selected 123rd overall by the Des Moines Buccaneers in this year’s USHL Entry Draft. They have yet to release their final roster, but if Couturier does make the team, he will be joining another Northeastern commit, Garrett Cockerill, on the Bucs.
Couturier is the second member of the 2014 recruiting class joining Lincoln Stars defenseman Daniel Willett.
July 6, 2012
Northeastern may have been shut out at the 2012 NHL Draft, but several Huskies have been invited to rookie camps with various NHL teams. Chris Rawlings, who is basically playing for a contract this season, helped himself out with a great showing at Coyotes Development Camp. Ludwig Karlsson, who figures to generate a lot of interest as […]
June 16, 2012
Dylan McLaughlin, a forward from Lancaster, NY is no longer a Northeastern recruit. As of this time, it is unclear whether he initiated the decommittment or the coaching staff suggested that he look for another place to play. McLaughlin (no relation to former captain Mike) is a ’95 birthdate who committed to Northeastern in February last year, while […]
May 22, 2012
Northeastern recruit Ross Olsson was taken in the 5th round of the USHL Entry Draft, with the 73rd overall pick by the Lincoln Stars tonight. Olsson, a forward, is a ’94 from Billerica, MA. He is expected to enroll at Northeastern in the fall of 2013. Olsson, who is listed at 6’4, 192 lbs played […]
May 21, 2012
Dax Lauwers, a ’91 from Anchorage, Alaska committed to Northeastern over the weekend. The 6’2, 220 lbs defenseman will arrive this fall as a sophomore after using a year of eligibility playing for Army in the 2010-2011 season. He played this past season with the Lincoln Stars of the USHL. Lauwers joined the Lincoln Stars in 2009 […]