Brock Boeser
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Brock Boeser

Hometown:

Burnsville Minnesota

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1997-02-25

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2015

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2015

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

1st Round (23rd Overall), 2015

Weight:

191 lbs.

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History

2012-13: Brock Boeser skated for the varsity team at Minnesota’s Burnsville High School as a sophomore and was the team’s fourth-leading scorer. In 19 games he scored 12 goals with 22 assists and 6 penalty minutes. The Blaze reached the Section 2AA championship, falling to Edina, 3-2. Boeser was selected by Sioux City in the first round (fourth overall) in the 2013 USHL Futures Draft. He committed to playing college hockey at the University of Wisconsin in 2015-16 in May 2012.

2013-14: Boeser made his USHL debut with Sioux City and played for Team Southwest in the Upper Midwest Elite High School league in the fall before his junior season at Burnsville High School. He scored 3 goals with 1 assist and was -2 with 2 penalty minutes in eight regular season games for the Musketeers and played in eight USHL playoff games, scoring 1 goal and finishing -3 with no penalties. He scored 12 goals with 5 assists in 17 games for Team Southeast in the fall. An assistant captain for Burnsville, Boeser led the Blaze in scoring with 23 goals and 27 assists in 26 games and had 25 penalty minutes. Burnsville finished 17-10-1 after falling to Bloomington Jefferson in the Section 2AA playoffs. Boeser played four games with the USA U17 team, scoring 3 goals with 4 assists. He was obtained by Waterloo from Sioux City in a USHL draft day trade in May 2014.

2014-15: Boeser scored 35 goals for Waterloo in his first USHL season — sharing the league lead with Sioux City’s Robert Carpenter and Chris Wilkie of Tri-City. He had 33 assists and his 68 points were third-most in the league. Boeser was -1 with 30 penalty minutes in 57 games as the Black Hawks finished fifth in the Western Conference, missing the playoffs. In November Boeser announced he was no longer committed to attending Wisconsin. He subsequently committed to playing college hockey at North Dakota in 2015-16 in February 2015. Boeser scored 4 goals with 1 assists and 6 penalty minutes skating for the USA in the 2014 World Junior A Challenge and played for the USA U18 team in the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Tournament, scoring 6 goals with 2 assists and finishing +6 with 10 penalty minutes in five games. Boeser skated for Team Olczyk in the 2014 All-American Top Prospects Game and was ranked 27th amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings. He was selected by Vancouver in the first round (23rd overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft. 

2015-16: Boeser led national champion North Dakota in scoring as a freshman and played for the bronze medal-winning USA U20 squad at the 2016 World Junior Championship. He scored 27 goals with 33 assists and was +45 with 26 penalty minutes in 42 games for the Fighting Sioux. North Dakota finished first in the NCHC, falling to Minnesota-Duluth in the conference semifinals and tying Denver, 1-1, in the third-place game. The Fighting Sioux topped Northeastern and Michigan to win the NCAA Midwest Regional and defeated Denver, 4-2, in the Frozen Four semifinals before winning 5-1 over Quinnipiac in the national championship game. Boeser scored 1 goal with 2 assists and was +2 with 2 penalty minutes in seven games for the USA at the WJC. The USA defeated Sweden, 8-3, to capture a bronze medal.

Talent Analysis

Boeser has great puck skills, an accurate shot and a very quick release. He is an excellent passer as well. Like most young, offensively oriented forwards, he needs to work on the defensive aspects of his game. He will need to bulk up to be able to dominate at the NCAA level.

Future

Boeser was one of the top scorers in college hockey in 2015-16 as a freshman at the University of North Dakota and played for the USA in the World Junior Championship. Heading back to Grand Forks for his sophomore season, he is also eligible to skate for the USA once again in the 2017 World Juniors. Boeser and center Nick Schmaltz (CHI) formed two-thirds of the Fighting Sioux' top line with senior Drake Caggiula (EDM) and the two are once again expected to lead the UND attack. Long term Boeser projects as second or third line winger with scoring ability and a two-way game.

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