Cedar Rapids RoughRiders forward Zac Robbins has announced his college commitment to the University of Connecticut. The Glenview, IL native is in his 2nd season with the RoughRiders and is currently leading the team in scoring.
“My decision to go to UCONN was based on several factors,” said Robbins. “I believe my playing style will fit in with Coach Cavanaugh’s philosophy. The campus is great and has a welcoming environment. As a bonus, I get to play in Hockey East.”
Robbins was with Johnstown of the NAHL during the 2014-15 season and joined Cedar Rapids as an undrafted free agent prior to the 2015-16 season with the RoughRiders.
“The RoughRiders organization is very happy for Zac and his family,” said RoughRiders head coach Mark Carlson. “UCONN is a great fit for Zac, both academically and athletically.”
Robbins is the 16th Cedar Rapids player to have a college commit this season.
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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