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Dubuque Fighting Saints defenseman Jordan Wishman will continue his hockey journey at the college level, as he has committed to Michigan State University.
“It’s a surreal feeling,” Wishman said of the commitment. “I’m just very excited and thankful to have this opportunity to be able to attend such a good university with so much history.”
Wishman joined the Fighting Saints from the Lone Star Brahmas of the NAHL, and was selected by Dubuque in the sixth round of the 2017 Phase II Draft. The 18-year-old defenseman helped the Brahmas secure the Robertson Cup championship last season.
Since coming to Dubuque, the Des Moines, IA native has played in four of the team’s first five games, posting an assist and recording an even rating in those contests. He is also the first Iowan to play full time for the team since Brooks Bertsch suited up for the Fighting Saints in the 2010–2011 season.
“Playing in Dubuque has been a big part for me getting this opportunity, which again, I’m thankful for,” Wishman added. “The coaching staff and everyone else involved has been amazing in helping me improve my game every day, so without them and my teammates’ help, this isn’t possible.”
Prior to his junior hockey career, Wishman played for the prestigious Omaha AAA program and was coached by current Omaha Lancers head coach David Wilkie. He is the 14th player to play for the Fighting Saints this season that is committed to a Division 1 school.
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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