Filip Forsmark, Tri-City Storm (courtesy Hickling Images)
Tri-City Storm forward Filip Forsmark has announced his commitment to play college hockey at Merrimack College. With the commitment, Forsmark becomes the 24th player on the Storm’s current roster to announce a college commitment. Forsmark is in his 2nd season with Tri-City.
“I went on a visit to Merrimack and really liked everything about it. After seeing the school, the rink, and meeting the coaching staff I knew it would be a great fit for me," Forsmark said. "It’s been nice to come back to Tri-City this season with a year’s experience playing in the USHL, the team is doing really well, and it’s fun right now."
Filip Forsmark, 20, of Skovde, Sweden has skated in 71 career games with the Storm. With five assists through 11 games played in the 2018-2019 regular season, Forsmark is currently tied for the second most assists on this year’s team. He has scored 11 career goals and recorded 17 assists since his debut with the Storm on Oct. 13, 2017. Previous to his time with Tri-City, Forsmark skated for Skövde IK, Frölunda HC, and Örebro HK junior teams in Sweden. Forsmark was selected 50th overall by the Storm in the 2017 USHL Phase II draft.
“Filip’s college commitment is well deserved. He’s been one of those players who brings it every day, since the first day he stepped on the ice for us last season. He is someone who has consistently done what we’ve asked, consistently performed, he’s a real good player and he’s going to have a great college career," said Tri-City head coach Anthony Noreen. "I’m excited for him, excited for Merrimack, and think that’s going to be a great fit.”
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 17th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2018-19. The USHL had a record 45 players selected at the 2018 NHL Draft, more than any junior league in the world, 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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