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Fantasy Summary

A small but strong two-way forward with above-average speed, grit and work ethic. A bottom-six skater with potential for more.


Observations

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March 2022 – The smallish 23-year-old winger has taken a step back offensively in his third season at Boston College. After finishing his pandemic-abbreviated sophomore schedule with 10 points in 12 games, he has just 11 points in 30 outings as a junior. He almost certainly will return to BC for his senior year. Mark Allan

July 2021 – Still a longshot to have a long pro career, Cockerill nonetheless posted five goals and five assists in 12 games to end his tenure at Boston U. Graduating from the A to captain in his senior year, the seventh-round pick remains without a pro contract. Mark Allan

March 2021 – After posting five points in 18 outings as an assistant captain with Boston U, Cockerill already has 10 points in nine appearances as team captain in his senior campaign. An offensive surge to finish the season wouldn’t hurt his odds of being offered his first pro contract. Mark Allan

January 2021 – Cockerill’s two goals helped Boston U balance its record at 1-1 with a 6-4 win over Providence. The undersized former seventh-round draft pick scored shorthanded and then with just one second left. He’s serving as captain in his final campaign with the Terriers. Mark Allan

March 2020 – Cockerill’s development at Boston University is trending in reverse. After a promising 20 points in 37 outings as a freshman, the puny (5-9, 165-pound) winger dipped to 11 points as a sophomore in the same number of appearances. An upper-body injury cost the 21-year-old about a month of his junior campaign. An empty-net insurance goal in a 3-1 victory over the U of New Hampshire was the assistant captain’s first goal since returning. Five points in 16 games does not inspire confidence that the seventh-round pick will eventually reach the NHL. Mark Allan

April 2019 – Cockerill’s offensive numbers nearly decreased by half from last season as he was only able to put up 11 points in 37 games this season for Boston University. Cockerill will be a player that BU will rely upon heavily next season as many of their top-scorers from this season have fled to the pros.  He has not shown thus far that he can carry a heavy offensive workload, which is something that should be a worry for the Islanders. They will have to keep an eye on him next season to get a better gauge on where he fits in their future plans. Nate Duffett

December 2018 – Despite low offensive numbers to start his sophomore year, Cockerill has made the final roster and will play for team USA at 2019 IIHF World Juniors. He is one USA’s fastest and more responsible skaters who is expected to be relied upon in a defensive role for the squad. Jesse Sherman

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country USA
Position LW
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth March 3, 1999
Height 5‘9”
Weight 175 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 7; Overall: 201

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Detroit Little CaesarsQC Int PW4 2 24 4|        
 2012-2013 Oakland Jr. Grizzlies 13U AAAT1EHL 13U29 11 1324 18|        
 2013-2014 Oakland Jr. Grizzlies 14U AAAT1EHL 14U28 7 916 22|        
  Oakland Jr. Grizzlies 16U AAAT1EHL 16U1 0 00 2|        
 2014-2015 Team Grey USA-S155 1 34 -|        
  Belle Tire 16U AAAT1EHL 16U30 6 1319 22|Playoffs3 1 12
  Belle Tire 16U AAA16U AAA64 28 3159 38|        
 2015-2016 USNTDP JuniorsUSHL29 5 1015 10|