After roughly 2000 years of waiting, Boston’s second selection in the 2020 Draft is Trevor Kuntar, a Center from the USHL’s Youngstown Phantoms.
Kuntar had a good year for the Phantoms, leading them in scoring and finishing his year with 53 points in 44 games. Kuntar was eligible for drafting last year, but ultimately wound up undrafted even after having a similarly decent campaign.
“I’m a hard-working player,” he said today in a Zoom call after he was selected. “I love to compete. A two-way power forward, I love to compete every night. I’d say someone I compare myself to is either Jamie Benn or Matthew Tkachuk.”
He boasts an NHL-caliber frame with a powerful, bludgeoning shot and a relentless compete level.
Trevor Kuntar is a good bet for Boston as an overager, highlighted by his closest comparable Joe Pavelski pic.twitter.com/TZbgLvfwij— GTAnalytics (@GTAnalytics_) October 7, 2020
He was previously committed to the Ivy League for Harvard, but thanks to the ‘Rona, he’s decided to go become a BC Eagle instead. He starts with them next season...whenever that is.
Like Mason Lohrei, there’s an interesting connection between Kuntar and another Bruin draft pick: Kuntar’s roommate with Youngstown was Curtis Hall, who was drafted by the Bruins two years ago and is currently playing at Yale.
Welcome to the Boston Bruins, Trevor!