Birthdate: 08/05/1995 (20)
Acquired: 2nd round selection (#31 overall) 2013 NHL Entry Draft
2014-15 Team/League: Boston College Eagles (NCAA)
Size: 6'3"; 218 lbs.
Contract Status: Unsigned
The Florida Panthers made McCoshen the first pick in the second round of the 2013 draft based on his three solid seasons of work with the USHL's Waterloo Black Hawks. The Hudson, MI native enrolled at Boston College where he has spent the last two seasons readying himself for the NHL.
From Hockey's Future:
McCoshen has the type of size that NHL teams covet in a defender but doesn't always put that size to good use. He has some offensive ability, including an above-average snapshot, that would be useful on any NHL power-play. McCoshen uses his long reach well and is generally sound in his own end but could stand to be a bit more physical with opposing forwards.
From Ben Ker at Lastwordonsports:
Last year as a sophomore, McCoshen continued to slowly round out his game, finishing with 16 points (6G/10A) in 35 games, a three-point increase over his total as a freshman. He posted a solid +14 rating and made a second straight appearance at the World Junior Championship on the blue line for Team USA. Scouts are still looking for him put up something resembling the numbers he did in his final season with Waterloo.
The stage is set for McCoshen to take a big step forward this season at Boston College. With fellow Panther prospect Mike Matheson now a pro and BC teammate Noah Hanifin likely to become a member of the Carolina Hurricanes, McCoshen should get top-pairing minutes for the Eagles and see plenty of time on the power play. McCoshen has a good shot and can move the puck, so look for his offensive numbers to get a healthy boost with the extra playing time. Blessed with NHL size, it would be nice if the defender, who is now an assistant captain, can start using it more often in his own end. This is a facet of his game that needs to be improved upon if he is going to become an effective NHLer. If all goes well, this could be McCoshen's final season at the NCAA level and he could follow Matheson to the AHL come 2016-17.
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