Hockey East Recruit Class Rankings

Over the course of the next few weeks, in the lead up to the 2022-23 NCAA season, Neutral Zone will unveil our class rankings. We’ll start by ranking every class by league, and then cap it off just before the season begins with our national top-10.

There are a few things to remember when it comes to our class rankings. First, the size of the class does play a role. Our algorithm attempts to project the impact the recruiting class will have on the program.

As we explain on the rankings page of our site: “The points algorithm is designed to weight players according to their age, the league they come from, and their star rating. We have analyzed freshman production in regards to age and in regards to the league they come from, and have found patterns in the data. We have weighted those patterns into our data and applied it to the team rankings. The algorithm also puts a higher degree of importance on higher star players so two teams with the same number of commits and same number of total stars could have different point totals because two 4.5 stars is different than one 5 star and one 4 star.”

Neutral Zone’s Preseason Hockey East All-Rookie Team

F – Cutter Gauthier, BC
F – Devin Kaplan, BU
F – Jeremy Wilmer, BU

D – Lane Hutson, BU
D – Jackson Dorrington, NU

G – Dylan Silverstein, BC

Top 2002-born Recruits (Related: 2002 National Rankings)

7. (F) Cole O’Hara, UMass ★★★★¼
39. (D) Zach Bookman, Merrimack ★★★★¼

Top 2003-born Recruits (Related: 2003 National Rankings)

7. (F) Jeremy Wilmer, BU ★★★★¼
11. (F) Kenny Connors, UMass ★★★★¼
13. (F) Ryan Greene, BU ★★★★¼

Top 2004-born Recruits (Related: 2004 National Rankings)

3. (F) Cutter Gauthier, BC ★★★★¾
13. (D) Lane Hutson, BU ★★★★½
17. (F) Devin Kaplan, BU ★★★★½
19. (D) Jackson Dorrington, NU ★★★★½
32. (F) Tyson Dyck, UMass ★★★★¼
33. (F) Cam Lund, NU ★★★★¼
34. (D) Vincent Borgesi, NU ★★★★¼
37. (D) Charlie Leddy, BC ★★★★¼
38. (F) Brady Berard, PC ★★★★¼
40. (D) Seamus Powell, BC ★★★★¼
49. (G) Dylan Silverstein, BC ★★★★
95. (G) Tyler Muszelik, UNH ★★★★

Top 2005-born Recruits

19. (F) Matthew Wood, UConn ★★★★¼