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Hugo Blixt Commits to Boston University

12/12/2017, 9:00am CST
By Kendall Grayson, Tri-City Storm

Swedish defenseman is tied for third on the Storm in scoring.


Photo by Hickling Images

Tri-City Storm defenseman Hugo Blixt announced his commitment to Boston University, becoming the 19th player on the Storm’s current roster to announce a commitment to a Division I program.

 

“My goal was to earn a college scholarship this season. Boston has a tremendous team, great coaching staff, and I liked it right away. I felt that this was the best fit for me in my college career," Blixt said. Boston University is an elite academic institution and a place where I will enjoy my life outside of the rink. Being comfortable outside of the rink and in the classroom were both important factors in my decision making process."

 

"It has been a long journey for me, and I would like to thank my old coaches and teammates back in Sweden for helping me get here. I would also like to thank the Tri-City Storm organization for giving me the opportunity to play here. Finally, I would like to thank my family who have been there to support me all of the way.”

 

A native of Linkpping, Sweden, Blixt has been stellar on the back end this season, helping the Storm to one of the top records in the USHL. He has recorded 12 points (3G, 9A) through 19 games, third on the team in scoring and tied for fifth among all USHL defensemen in points. He also has recorded five multi-point performances so far this year.

 

Blixt was selected in the fourth round, 64th overall by Tri-City in the 2017 USHL Phase II Draft. Prior to his time with the Storm, he played for VIK Vasteras HK and Linkoping HC in Sweden.

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 16th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2017-18. 30 or more players from the USHL have been selected in five 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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