The 2019 Beantown Summer Classic brought many of the region’s top 2020 NHL Draft prospects to the New England Sports Center in Marlboro on Monday and Tuesday, August 11-12.
The Committed Division showcased a few players who will be heavily scouted by NHL scouts ahead of the 2020 NHL scout. Headlining the group was Chicago Steel right wing Sam Colangelo, a Stoneham, Mass., native and Lawrence Academy product.
After a banner year for USA Hockey, the 2020 NHL Draft won’t have as many Americans making headlines. That extends to the New England region, which will have a light year at next June’s draft in Montreal. The Beantown Summer Classic did a good job getting most of 2020 prospects from the region. Excluding the USHL and NTDP players, only Boston Advantage 18U defenseman Timothy Lovell, Jr. and Lawrence Academy center David Sacco were notable 2020 prospects missing.
In addition to the Committed Division, there were three other divisions: Pro Division, Futures Division and Prospects Division. The Futures Division was the next most intriguing group with a couple of younger players who will almost certainly play Division I college hockey someday. The majority of the time spent in the rink focused in on the Committed Division and Futures Division, but there were a couple of players to circle back on from limited viewing of the Pro Division.