Boston College blue liner Scott Savage should get drafted in his second year or eligibility, but his stock took a hit during the past winter. He went from 161 during the mid-term to 194 in the final rankings released by Central Scouting.
The sophomore-to-be for the Eagles was a steady defenseman for Jerry York's Eagles, who not surprisingly made the 2014 Frozen Four in Philadelphia. The San Bernadino, Calif. native played for the US National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor before matriculating to Chestnut Hill.
Savage posted four goals and 14 assists while logging a plus/minus of +13 for an Eagles team that outscored opponents by 164-94 on the season.
He could hear his named called in the seventh round or possibly late in the sixth. Organizations should feel good about his chances of developing under York and the coaching staff at the Eagles, who produced more NHL players in 2013-14 than any other NCAA program.
Central Scouting Final Ranking: 194
Hometown: San Bernadino, Calif.
2013-14 Team: Boston College (NCAA)
2014-15 Team: Boston College (NCAA)
Strengths: Solid shutdown defender who can chip in offensively
Weaknesses: Not flashy or physical, issues with gap control
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