Sioux City(USHL) '99 forward Eeli Tolvanen announced via Twitter on Monday that he has verbally committed to Boston College:
Proud to announce my commitment to play college hockey at Boston College! Thanks to everyone who has helped me along the way! #Eagles— Eeli Tolvanen (@eeli1999) June 13, 2016
Tolvanen, a native of Finland, won a gold medal with Finland at the World U18 Championship, where he tied for the tournament lead in goals scored despite being an underager.
We've listed Tolvanen as a potential first round draft pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, with this scoutnig report:
As a European player, Tolvanen is eligible for the CHL Import Draft--notorious for its' posturing and subterfuge as agents attempt to get their players on the right team and for the right price--for the first time later this summer, and Tolvanen will be high demand, so the commitment is likely a soft one until Tolvanen conclusively turns down the CHL. But for now, him pledging his intentions is a big win, not just for Boston College, but for college hockey.