Each year, many players from outside of the region come to New England to continue their hockey journey. Despite concerns with COVID limiting the action on the ice, that stood true during the 2020-21 hockey season.
A number of uncommitted `04s hailing from other locales shined while playing for a team inside the borders of the six New England states. Likely a mere coincidence, a lot of the top 2004-born players in this category have late birthdays, meaning they aren’t eligible for the NHL draft until 2023.
Below is a look at the top 15 players born in 2004 who came to play in New England and are earning college and NHL buzz as a result: