Defenseman John Moore, a CC recruit and the 21st overall pick in last month’s NHL draft, has not made up his mind about what he’ll do this fall. He could enroll at CC or play junior hockey.
Moore said he planned to call Mark Stuart, a defenseman with the Boston Bruins and a former CC standout, to get his input. Stuart was also the 21st overall pick of the NHL draft, in 2003. He is the only first-round pick in school history (Moore would be the second).
Stuart has spoken to the Gazette about Moore a couple times in the past few weeks and presumably will tell Moore the benefits of playing in college. Stuart spent three years at CC before going to the NHL, and has established himself as a solid defenseman for the Bruins.
Moore, who also said he spoke with CC coach Scott Owens today, added he isn’t leaning one way or the other yet.
“I’m still 50/50,” he said in a text message. “Just gathering the facts and trying to make an educated decision about my future.”