Minnesota Wild prospect Nikita Nesterenko has committed to Boston College, he announced Thursday on Twitter.
Nesterenko, an '01 from Brooklyn, N.Y., was selected by the Wild in the sixth round with the 172nd overall pick of the 2019 NHL Draft. The Lawrenceville alum has three goals and nine assists in 16 games with the BCHL's Chilliwack Chiefs.
It's his first season of junior hockey after playing prep school hockey the previous three seasons. Nesterenko still needs to bulk up in order to be an impact player at the collegiate level, but he's best known for his puck skills.
Nesterenko was previously committed to Brown University, but de-committed earlier this month. Several schools from across college hockey gained interest following the BCHL Showcase.