Bob Duff pens this month’s prospect report on DetroitRedWings.com, and Duff notes that the Red Wings’ prospects will have a major presence at Boston University this upcoming season:
No fewer than three Red Wings prospects will be suiting up for the NCAA’s Boston University Terriers this season.
Defenseman Kasper Kotkansalo, selected 71st overall in the 2017 NHL entry draft, will be entering his junior year with the Terriers.
Meanwhile, two of Detroit’s 2019 entry draft selections — left-winger Robert Mastrosimone (54th overall) and center Ethan Phillips (97th overall) — will be enrolling as freshmen at BU.
“It does make it easier because when you go in, you can see three guys,” [Red Wings director of player development Shawn] Horcoff said. There’s another Red Wings connection at Boston with Terriers assistant coach Len Quesnelle, at one time a Detroit amateur scout.
“When you talk with the coaching staff, Kasper’s been there for a while now and obviously Len worked in the organization before going there,” Horcoff said. “So we’ve got a good relationship with BU and yeah, it makes it easier. I get more viewing on the guys.”