Proud to announce my commitment to play college hockey at Boston University #Terriers #
— Brandon Fortunato (@BFortunato5) May 13, 2014
Congrats to my best friend/roommate/ and brother @BFortunato5 on committing to @TerrierHockey. Can't wait to keep playing with you.
— Jack Eichel (@Jack_Eichel11) May 13, 2014
BU gets another good one. Defenseman @BFortunato5, Brandon Fortunato. High end vision & puck distributor on blue line. Great hands
— John Buccigross (@Buccigross) May 13, 2014
Brandon Fortunato – North Hills, N.Y. — A dynamic offensive-minded defenseman, Fortunato has top-end puck skills and creativity. At 5-9, 144, he’s probably not the ideal size for a defenseman and was left unranked by Central Scouting, but what he does with the puck makes him extremely effective and could even get him drafted anyway. With 32 points including 29 assists, he was the U18′s top scoring defenseman this season. Fortunato is a good skater and has really sound on-ice vision. He is excellent at creating time and space for himself, which leads to Fortunato making a lot of nice plays with the puck. The defenseman reportedly decommitted from Harvard and is currently being pursued by several top college programs. His skills are definitely worth watching. NHL CSS Ranking: N/A
Hockey East has finalized plans for an expanded post-season tournament. With the addition of Connecticut, the conference numbers 12 teams and all of them will participate in the championship tournament. A best of three opening round will match seeds #5 through #12, followed by a best-of-three quarterfinal round in which the opening round winners will be hosted by the seeds #1 through #4. Single-game semifinals and championship game follow a week later.