The Madison Capitols announced forward Eetu Selanne has committed to Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Selanne, 18, joined the Capitols at the start of the 2015-16 season. He dressed in 48 games and tallied six goals and four assists for a total of 10 points last season. The Coto De Caza, California native has dressed in eight games with Madison this season.
“I’m stoked to go to Northeastern University,” said Selanne. “Going on my visit there, it was just unbelievable. The coaching staff was so good to all of their players and me, and players in general there were unbelievable, too.
“The guys were all really cool, and really nice to me; made me feel really well. The campus is unbelievable. Northeastern’s Assistant Coach, Coach Keefe, has been talking to me since I was around like 16, so I think that was a big impact, just him always being there and talking to me since I was young. That was probably the biggest decision that impacted in my decision.”
The 5-foot-11, 184-pound forward has recorded two points (1G, 1A) with the Capitols this season. He will start his college career with the Huskies in the 2017-18 season, according to the Capitols.
“I’m so happy for him,” said Capitols head coach and general manager Garrett Suter. “He’s a good kid, and he works really hard. He had a tough year last year, obviously, with the coaching staff and not playing a ton of games, but this year, he’s been good in the locker room, and he’s done what I ask on the ice.
“I’m really excited for him, and I hope he has so much success there.”
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 15th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2016-17. 30 or more players from the USHL have been selected in four consecutive NHL Drafts, and more than 400 players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.
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