MIDTERMS: David Cotton (Boston College)

MIDTERMS: David Cotton (Boston College)

Already past the midway point of the NHL and most other hockey seasons, Canes and Coffee is starting a series that aims check in on most, if not all, of the Carolina Hurricanes prospects playing below the AHL. Rather than trying to do research projects on players that we watch infrequently if at all, the aim is to leverage the viewpoints of guests who are hockey analysts or media who watch/track the players regularly. It is dependent on schedule and also ability to find qualified media/scouts who watch the players regularly and are willing to help, but the hope is to run these out in a series mostly on off days during the lighter stretch of schedule ahead in late January and early February. First up is David Cotton who was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the sixth round of the 2015 NHL draft. He is currently having a solid freshman season at Boston College. As a refresher, please also check out the “BACK TO SCHOOL” article on David Cotton from September 13, 2016 that included comments from Cotton’s 2015-16 USHL coach in addition to pre-arrival thoughts from BC Interruption.     Mid-season thoughts on David Cotton from Laura Berestecki at SBNation’s BC Interruption Laura Berestecki (Twitter=@LaurBear90) is the managing editor at BCInterruption.com where she also covers hockey and women’s soccer. She also writes for the NWHL and covers Hockey East for SB Nation’s women’s hockey blog.   Canes and Coffee: What is David Cotton’s current role on the Boston College team? Laura Berestecki: Cotton has started a number of games this season and has consistently been on the...
BACK TO SCHOOL: David Cotton (Boston College)

BACK TO SCHOOL: David Cotton (Boston College)

A little while back, Canes and Coffee started a ‘back to school’ series featuring short exit (2015-16 team/coaches) and entry (2016-17 college team) series on the 3 NCAA-bound players that the Hurricanes selected in the 2016 NHL draft. Below are links to those articles in case you missed them: Matt Filipe Jack LaFontaine Max Zimmer The ‘back to school’ series continues this week with a trip to the hockey rich Northeast United States with a player selected in the 2015 NHL draft. David Cotton is a big, skating-capable forward who was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the sixth round of the 2015 NHL draft and will play the 2016-17 season as a freshman at Boston College. (Though selected in the 2015 draft, he is just entering his first year at the NCAA level after playing in the USHL for the 2015-16 season.)   Comments from David Cotton’s USHL coach PK O’Handley PK O’Handley is the head coach and general manager of the Waterloo Black Hawks of the USHL. The 2015-16 season marked O’Handley’s fourteenth season in that role. He has coached and won more games than any other coach in USHL history and is a three-time USHL Coach of the Year Award winner and two-time USHL General Manager of the year. His full bio can be found on the Waterloo Black Hawks web site.   Canes and Coffee: How would you describe David Cotton’s game/style of play in 2-4 sentences. What are his strengths? Waterloo Black Hawks Coach PK O’Handley: David’s size makes him an intriguing pro prospect.  He will be at his best when he is able to plant...