Perreault to Return to Boston College for 2024-25 Season

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, but Rangers top prospect Gabe Perreault has informed the media that he will return to Boston College for another season. 

Perreault miraculously fell to the Rangers who held the 23rd overall selection in the 2023 Entry Draft. As one third of one of the most impressive lines the NCAA and USA Hockey may ever see, Perreault is coming off a 60 point season across 36 games with the Boston College Eagles as a Freshman. That in itself is impressive enough but on top of it, Perreault is the all-time single season points leader for the United States National Team Development Program. That’s ahead of USA star alumni including Auston Matthews, Jack Hughes and Patrick Kane. 

While many fans are still itching for a right wing solution on the Zibanejad and Kreider line, this comes as perfectly good news for the Rangers. Despite the impressive numbers and highlights from Perreault, you don’t want to rush his development, another year at BC will only help. Not to mention, the longer the Rangers delay him signing his entry level contract, the longer they will have a cheap option capable of being a top-nine forward down the road. Which given the on-going battles with the salary cap, will only help the Rangers longer term.  

As an added plus, it seems that Perreault is clicking nicely with fellow NYR Prospect Brennan Othmann as the Rangers Development Camp kicked off this morning. 

Here’s another look at them moving the puck around confidently amidst a mini 3-on-3 battle drill. 

As a reminder, Gabe is only 19 years old which means he is ineligible to play in the American Hockey League for another season. Assuming things continue to go well for the player, he will likely join the Rangers organization full-time next season whether it be in the NHL or with the Wolf Pack in the AHL.