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Baum Announces Commitment to Providence

12/01/2016, 12:30pm CST
By Jordan Kuhns, Dubuque Fighting Saints

Baum will join three former Fighting Saints with Friars.

Photo by Hickling Images


Dubuque Fighting Saints defenseman Jeff Baum has announced his commitment to play college hockey at Providence College. The native of Colleyvillle, Texas, is in his first season with the Fighting Saints after playing 81 games with the Wichita Falls Wildcats (NAHL).


“This feels awesome. It’s a great opportunity for me, and it’s something I’ve been working for my whole life,” Baum said. “I’m just excited where I am now, and I’m really excited to keep moving forward with the season.”


In 19 games with Dubuque, Baum has two goals and two assists. He was an 11th round selection of the Fighting Saints in the 2016 USHL Phase II Draft.


“Jeff has worked hard for this moment, and we’re really excited for him and his commitment to joining the hockey family at Providence,” said Fighting Saints head coach/GM Jason Lammers. “His talents and dedication, combined with his hard work, make a difference to the Fighting Saints and should help him be a difference maker at Providence.”


Baum is slated to join a Providence program features former Fighting Saints Kyle McKenzieShane Kavanagh and Spenser Young.


With Baum's announcement, Dubuque has 18 Division 1 commits on the roster.


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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