'05 forward Samuel Boisvert commits to UConn
The Huskies land a potential future NHL pick and their youngest prospect so far.
UConn men’s hockey picked up its youngest prospect on Monday, landing ‘05 forward Samuel Boisvert.
A native of Mirabel, Quebec, Canada, he’s listed at 6-foot-4, 181 pounds with a left-handed shot. He recorded 31 goals and 54 assists in 42 games with Mount Academy Saints U18 Varsity last year and will play in the BCHL with the Nanaimo Clippers next season.
Boisvert moves well and has a strong skillset for his size. From the Clippers release announcing his addition to the team:
Sam, who stands at 6’4 and has the potential to play at over 200 lbs, possesses excellent hands, vision, and footwork. His exceptional speed and agility for his size set him apart and [head scout Josh] Bergmann believes he has the potential to play at the professional level.
Boisvert was sought after by top ECAC programs and Hockey East schools, but ultimately chose the Huskies. With a birthday of Oct. 26, 2005, he’s younger than UConn’s other ‘05 prospects and isn’t eligible for the NHL Draft until 2024. Boisvert is likely at least two years away from arriving in Storrs.
In addition to landing Boisvert, the Huskies have been busy building their roster for next season as well. They added RPI transfer Ryan Mahshie — the top goal scorer in the portal — and brought back defensemen Jake Flynn and Harrison Rees for their fifth seasons. UConn also lost goaltender Logan Terness to the transfer portal.