Two current Boston College Eagles on the hockey team come from the other BC: Isaac MacLeod and Destry Straight. Freshman Peter McMullan isn’t from British Columbia, or even Canada: he just played there.
McMullen comes from a Boston College family – if you’ve heard of the McMullen Museum in Devlin Hall, yeah, that’s them. His late grandfather was the late owner of the New Jersey Devils, while his father also attended the school. Hockey is a big part of the McMullens’ lives as well, and our new player here has managed to combine the two.
He went to Delbarton in northern New Jersey, where he played for several years and ended up leading his team in points totaled in 2010-11 as a senior. While playing at Delbarton, McMullen also played for Midget AAA teams associated with the New Jersey Devils organization. Following that, he skated up north of the border to play in the BCHL.
McMullen was part of two teams during his one-year stint in Canada: Langley and Vernon. Between the two, he tallied 15 points in 44 games played. He’s not the first hockey player to trade one BC for another, and probably won’t be the last.
What McMullen, a center, brings to the table is some skating ability, as he did make Central Scouting’s final list of best North American skaters available. It is unclear just how much time on the ice he might get this season, but even if it is not much, he will have the opportunity to learn from some veteran players in a winning program to groom him for the future.