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St. John’s hockey star Alex Newhook signed his Letter of Intent this week to attend Boston College on a full athletic scholarship starting next season.
Newhook, a 17-year-old captain of the British Columbia Hockey League’s Victoria Grizzlies, is second in league scoring with 12 goals and 23 assists in 23 games.
Newhook was drafted by the Halifax Mooseheads in the 2017 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League midget draft, and the Mooseheads, who are set to play host to the Memorial Cup next spring, had been pushing hard to get the high-scoring centre in the fold.
However, Newhook has said all along he intended to go the NCAA college route.
Newhook is projected as a first-round NHL draft pick in the 2019 NHL draft.
Sportsnet and ISS Hockey have Newhook pegged to go 11th overall, The Hockey News at No. 13 and Bob McKenzie of TSN at No. 15.