Avs prospect Newhook planning to stay at Boston College next season
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Colorado Avalanche prospect Alex Newhook will return to Boston College for his sophomore season in 2020-21, barring unforeseen circumstances.

"I think for me, the plan has not changed as of now," Newhook said, according to The Athletic's Ryan S. Clark. Newhook added: "The Avs are a really strong team and they have a lot of depth. I am in a good spot at BC, and to be in a good spot like this and have this position of not being rushed and not being forced out of a good spot makes my situation that much better."

Selected by Colorado with the 16th overall pick of the 2019 NHL Draft, the 5-foot-11 forward was enjoying a terrific freshman campaign before the NCAA canceled its season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Newhook shared the team lead for both goals (19) and points (42) through 34 games and was just seven points shy of compiling one of the top five all-time campaigns by a freshman, according to Clark. The 19-year-old was named the Hockey East Rookie of the Year.

Boston College ended the season with a 24-8-2 record and ranked No. 5 in the USCHO.com Division I rankings.

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