MARLBORO, MA-Bruins defensemen Josh Couturier, who first came to the B’s as a member of the ’95 AAA tournament team, let coach Jerry York know he will be heading to Chestnut Hill in the fall of 2015 to play for the Eagles.
Couturier, who spent two seasons with the programs Empire team (what is now their 18U team) before graduating to the programs top junior team two seasons ago. Josh spent last season in the mid-west but came back home and is back with the Bruins playing for their Premier team and flourishing.
Couturier was a key part of the B’s first national championship when playing for coach Chris Masters.
Couturier, who has good size and a long wing span, is tough to beat one on one, has a good stick, offensive instincts and is a fierce competitor. In 30 games this year he has 14 goals-11 assists which puts him as the B’s leading scoring defensemen and fourth in overall team scoring.
"When you have a player who defends and competes as hard as Josh does, but he can also run your power play, and provide as much offense as he does, it makes for a special player,” coach Peter Masters commented. “BC will be a great fit for Josh and he fits their style of play. We are excited for him and are excited to see him help lead the team during the second half as we look to defend our USPHL championship."