Mike Campoli Commitment to Boston College Hockey Another Strong Addition


As is their wont, Boston College hockey continues to clean up in recruiting under Jerry York. Their latest prize is Mike Campoli, a dual-citizen defenseman who will be on the Heights in a few years.

Campoli, born in 1998, is projected to join the Eagles for their 2017-18 hockey season, meaning we still have several years until we will see him. Yet, his commitment was another big deal in a long line of big deals for Boston College hockey recruiting; in particular, at age 16, Mike Campoli has already been featured on US national juniors teams and is part of the US National Team Development Program (USNTDP).

He is not a two-way player now, but on defense, he has been considered one of the better recruits out there for his age. One scouting report from about a year ago thinks he could be suitable evolving beyond the role of a stay-at-home defenseman.

"Campoli brings size and physicality to his team, and can change the momentum of a game with a big open-ice hit. Possesses a good shot from the point and has great potential as a two-way defenseman.2014 QMJHL Draft: Lac-St-Louis Lions (HockeyProspect.com)"

This same report also noted that Mike Campoli had injury problems with Lac-St-Louis of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), which could be a concern going forward, but for the time being it is not worrisome.

After the defenseman committed on Sunday, he joined an A-list of college hockey recruits destined for Boston College. The list of newcomers right now stands at 18, with the years of entry ranging from next season all the way to the 2018-19 campaign. Campoli was not even the first recruit Boston College secured for 2017-18, and he will not be the last.

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Amongst the most notable names on that list are Miles Wood, a Nobles hockey player who will be joining some of his future Eagles teammates on the World Juniors team, Joey Dudek, a sixth-round pick of the New Jersey Devils in the 2014 NHL Draft this past spring, and Jeremy Bracco, a possible first-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.

In fact, most of the 18 players have some sort of solid hockey history, whether being considered a top college prospect, a top NHL draft prospect, or veteran status on the international circuit.

Mike Campoli makes a nice addition to what is already a strong program. Jerry York does not rebuild; he reloads.