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.