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...