Tri-City Storm forward Johnny McDermott announced his commitment to play college hockey at Providence College. He becomes the 20th player on this year’s roster to have a commitment to an NCAA Division I program.
McDermott, 20, from Darien, CT previously played for Boston University before joining the Storm this season. Providence College is located in Providence, Rhode Island and boasts a program with a proud hockey tradition. The Friars have appeared in thirteen NCAA tournaments, four Frozen Fours, and won a National Championship in 2015. A total of 28 former Friars have gone on to play in the NHL.
“The biggest thing with Providence was their coaching staff led by Head Coach Nate Leaman,” McDermott said about the Friar program. “It’s a really deep program, they’ve had a lot of success in the past and I think it’s the best fit for me overall”
McDermott has skated in 11 Storm games this season, recording one goal and three assists for the Tri-City offense. McDermott was selected 138th overall by the Storm in the 2014 USHL Entry Draft.
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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